Monday, April 21, 2008

la colle issue #5- MAPS- now out!

The 5th issue of la colle is now out!
Exploring maps in 28 pages, issue 5 includes:
  • collages by 10 artists from Michigan, Illinois, Oregon California and North Carolina
  • questions answered by cartographer and collage artist Denis Wood
  • lists of intriguing books about maps
  • artists who work with maps
  • a list of maps in songs.
  • Current and upcoming collage and map exhibitions (also listed below).
If you submitted a map collage (THANK YOU!), your complimentary issue will be mailed soon.

If you would like to purchase this new and exciting issue it will be posted shortly on and will also be available at Quimby's in Chicago ( Only with your support and/or collages will la colle continue to exist.

The next issue of la colle will be assembled sometime in Winter 2008 or early 2009. The theme will be Clothing (which could also, but does not have to, include fashion). More details to follow.

Collage and/or Map Exhibitions
Maps: Finding Our Place in the World
March 16 – June 8, 2008, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MA
Baltimore, like Chicago, is also having a Festival of Maps, March 16 - June 8, 2008

The Story of This Place: Charm City Remix, Kianga Ford, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore

Jasper Johns Gray, Through May 4, 2008, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, The New Museum, NY
Exhibition closed March 30, 2008 but an exhibition catalogue was published. Images and audio available online. I was particularly impressed by Mark Bradford’s work, a dramatic presence when one stepped off the elevator, Martha Rosler’s series Bringing the War Home and John Stezaker’s Film Portraits.

Far From Home, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, through July 13, 2008
Includes the brilliant work by Jane Benson, Mirror Globe (Map of the World), 2006, who plays with the idea prevalent in older maps that they present an accurate reflection of the world, Benson updates this notion, using such a map as the base of her work, with a disco ball, reflecting, but only pieces, of the viewer and the immediate in front of the map. and a second link about Benson’s Mirror Globe

Time is Of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art, Asheville Art Museum, NC
Through June 22, 2008
Includes Maya Lin’s Altered Atlas, 2007, made from a recycled atlas and a photomontage by Ken Fandell.

Julie Mehretu: City Sitings
Previously at the DIA in Detroit (closed March 30, 2008)
April 19–July 27, 2008, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA