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inclusif, pas exclusif
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Surrealist Dreams
October 08, 2021

Kalle Ahonen, Natalia Arango, Simon Tajdina Balazs,Susana Belen, Patricia Benavides, Michelle Concetta, Margot de Korte, Olga de Bie, Beatriz Dominguez, Pilar Dominguez, Nereida Dusten, Holly Edwards, Melanie Garcia, Cornelia Greef, Deane Hodgson, Terry Hoffman, Martin Iraizos, Rebeca Jimenez, Sandra Jimenez, James Kearns, Regina Kim, Yar Kirsanov, Olga Klim, Joanna Kucia, Sander Kuipers, Babeth Lijzenga, Vij Master, Karyna McGlynn, Jennie Mejan, Michelle L. Miller, Anne Misfeldt, Mauricio Mo, Bea Montero, Neal Moran, Sharon Parolini,  Sarah Pedlow, Liza Petridou, Jenny Pieters, Carlo Pietrasanta, Maksim Polyakov, Daria Presnova, Adriano Pucciarelli, Amber Purdy, Laura Quevedo, Nadia Radic, Laura Raffo, Tonii Reed, Evamaria Reinhardt, Maria Sanchez, Nicholas Setteducato, Samantha Snyder, G. Stegelmann, Alina Stein, Christian Stork, Cherie Tintary, Ana Todorovska, Ian Tothill, Oxana Tsarevskaya, Carole Turini, Patricia Unger, Pim van Huisseling, Marga Vazquez, Monique Vettraino, Marta Villarroel, Koski Ville, Valeriya Vizha, Ivan Volyanski, Andina Weiler, Isobel Wiss, Bridie Wolejko


After unfortunately another Covid-related delay, we are happy to announce the finalists of the ︎︎︎ Surrealist Dreams Open Call [français].

There were so many beautiful submissions – almost 600, thank you so much – that we ended up choosing 70 artists (instead of the 50 initially planned) to be shown here on our website and to be included in the print publication.

PCC is all about collaboration and encouraging people to be creative. We don’t really like to judge, and choosing one piece of art over another is always difficult. But choose we must. Artists are shown in alphabetical order therefore, in an attempt to be as neutral as possible.

Despite what we thought were fairly clear instructions, quite a few submissions came with incomplete information, and a lot of collages weren’t named properly (or at all). It can be hard to tell a first name from a last name, especially when it comes in one lowercase word, so we hope we got everything right. If not, let us know and we fix it.  

A little word on the situation in New Zealand and the Dreaming After Dark event – for those of you who missed the announcements on Instagram. A selection of collages created for the Surrealist Dreams Open Call was supposed to be screened at the museum during an event on Friday, September 10, 2021. Unfortunately, two weeks before the event, New Zealand had its first Covid outbreak in over a year and went into a snap national lockdown. The Dreaming After Dark event was subsequently cancelled. Te Papa still wants to show a selection of our collages on their website, but the situation in New Zealand and the museum remains complicated, and we don’t know what the timing will be like. I’m sure a lot of you remember the joys of working from home (or are still doing it), and how hard it can be to stay on track. We wish them the best of luck and will keep you posted about any new developments.

The Surrealist Dreams print publication has gone for test printing and will be available in a couple of weeks. We’re unfortunately not in a position to give away free copies. Like our yearbooks, it will be available as print on demand.



October Meet-Up
October 19, 2021

We’re very happy to announce our first post-pandemic, real life meet-up (texte français ci-dessous)

when: October 19, 2021 at 7pm
where: Bastille (most likely a place called La Bastille - we will confirm the exact location once we have an idea as to how many people might be there)

come and say hello!

to register, please send an email to hello@pariscollagecollective.com

organised by @petrazehner.art and @milkisa61



Nous sommes très heureux d'annoncer notre premier meet-up post-pandémie

quand: le 19 octobre 2021 à 19h
où: Bastille (très probablement dans une brasserie appelée La Bastille - nous confirmerons le lieu exact une fois que nous aurons une idée du nombre de personnes qui viendront)

venez nous dire bonjour !

inscrivez-vous par e-mail: hello@pariscollagecollective.com

organisé par @petrazehner.art et @milkisa61




Thank you...
June 16, 2021

A big thanks to everyone who purchased one of our yearbooks. Your support and lovely notes and messages mean the world to us. Merci!




Surrealist Dreams - Open Call in collaboration with the Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
June 12, 2021

Paris Collage Collective is happy to announce an open call in collaboration with the Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa -  Paris Collage Collective est heureux d'annoncer un open call en collaboration avec le Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa.

︎︎︎ more information - plus d'informations




Cut & Paste Open Studio
June 09, 2021

We are happy to anounce a series of monthly virtual open studios, hosted by art therapist Julia Volonts @julia.volonts

︎︎︎ every last Wednesday of the month, 6pm CET, 25 people, free to attend

dates:
June 30, 2021
July 28, 2021
August 25, 2021
September 29, 2021
October 27, 2021
November 24, 2021

Registration will start one week before each open studio. For more information, please sign up for our newsletter, keep an eye on our Instagram account or send an email to hello@pariscollagecollective.com



Yearbooks 2019 & 2020
May 10, 2021

And here they are! We are happy to announce that our PCC yearbooks are finally done [2019 delayed by a whole year thanks to Covid, sorry about that] and ready to travel the world. A big thank you to Puck van Doorn and Jennifer Sampson for their ongoing support, and to a couple of non-collage world people for their help and advice (you know who you are even though you'll most likely never going to read this). 

Both yearbooks are available for purchase on our website, and our website only (trying to stay away from GAFA... as much as possible for a collective that essentially lives on Instagram for the moment). They are printed on demand and shipped directly from and by the printer. This is maybe not the cheapest way to do this, but as this is, despite the ample help and support, still a one-woman show – switching to the first-person pronoun for a while – this has been the best solution for me under the circumstances. It would have been difficult, albeit maybe not impossible, to pre-finance the printing of not just one but two yearbooks, but really, really difficult and maybe impossible, to handle shipping. France is only slowly emerging from its third lockdown, with curfews most likely staying in place until the end of June [!], therefore only contemplating the logistics and the number of trips to the post office and the time this would take was giving me slight panic attacks. 

For full transparency, I added a small fee to the printer's base price to cover a part of the upfront expenses. I would love to give those yearbooks away for free, and organize a million more things for PCC, but I work for a living, and so I can't. At this point, my mother would ask me why I keep doing things no one asked me to do. I doubt anyone in this community would, but in case you are wondering, I do it because I think art and creativity are important, and because they can't exist in a vacuum. Community is important but often hard to come by. Thankfully, there are enough people out there willing to create these common spaces for all of us to meet. Last weekend's World Collage Day and all the different events and exhibitions put together were a great celebration of our community, and I'm grateful to be a part of it.

The list of artists included in the yearbooks – almost 200 between 2019 and 2020 – is by no means exhaustive. There are a lot more people participating regularly in our challenges than made it into the yearbooks, but that was all we could handle this time. We have learned a lot while working on 2019 and 2020, however, and will be able to include a lot more artists in the 2021 edition. 

I hope these yearbook(let)s will give you joy. I hope they'll outlast Instagram, and that twenty or thirty years from now you will flip through them and remember this little community and the people you met here.

With lots of love from Paris,
Petra




Yearbooks 2019 & 2020 sneak peek
April 25, 2021


Almost done! We are very happy to give a little sneak peek of a project we’ve been working on diligently behind the scenes [as some of you know already]: PCC yearbooks for both [!] 2019 [a tad late] and 2020. They went out for test prints this week and should be “done” done soon. We’ll keep you posted.



The Art of Being Alone - Collage as Therapy Workshop
April 3, 2021


In honor of World Collage Day, join us for a "Collage as Therapy" Workshop on May 2 + 9, 2021

This online workshop will be a space to connect with others, explore the benefits of art-making on mental health, and process shared feelings, such as isolation and uncertainty, associated with the pandemic. Let us nurture our well-being by cutting and pasting together.

While this workshop is provided at no cost, donations to the COVID-19 Response Fund are encouraged: https://covid19responsefund.org

For more information and to sign up please contact art therapist Julia Volonts @julia.volonts
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