Author(s): Yuval Etgar
The journey of collage has witnessed material and technological shifts from scissors and glue to image appropriation, rephotography, arrangements of pictures and digital image renderings. But the logic of collage has endured since its inception. The Ends of Collage anthologizes texts on collage ranging from the early 20th century to the present. The theoretical motivations that precipitated the emergence of collage are placed in conversation with those that expanded the medium beyond its traditional limits in the late 1970s, with the rise of digital culture. The 19 essays gathered here are written by acclaimed artists, theorists and historians such as Yuval Etgar, Herta Wescher, Christine Poggi, Clement Greenberg, Elza Adamowicz, Louis Aragon, Max Ernst, Jean Arp, Hannah Höch, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Brandon Taylor, John Stezaker, Groupe ?, Craig Owens, Douglas Crimp, Richard Prince, Sherrie Levine, Martha Rosler and Ali Smith.