The biggest international festival of Collage art took place this year in Milano on 22nd of September and last until the 29th at Stecca 3.0 Via G. De Castillia 26, 20124 Milano, qre. Isola (www.lastecca.org). Collage artists from all over the world travelled to Italy for the annual meeting of Collagistas. In particular, this year we had participants from Greece, Germany, Brazil, The Netherlands, Israel, U.K., Canada, Australia, Argentine, Slovenia, Spain, U.S.A., Finland, Poland, France, Chile, Belgium, Ireland, South Korea and Italy. Each one of them participated with one new artwork never shown before on the internet or in any gallery under the theme #beautifulMonsters. During the festival we attended workshops, book presentations, installations and many more art activities.
COLLAGISTAS FESTIVAL (www.collagistas.com) is a celebration of collage art in all its glory. It’s an event organized by artists for artists from different countries, different cultures with different collage techniques. This event started in 2014 in Berlin, travelled in 2015 to Thessaloniki with more participants, one music concert, and one workshop and in 2016 Collagistas traveled to Eindhoven, bigger, with more activities, installations, and workshops. This year, its 4th edition hosted in Milano gathering once again artists from all over the world for an even bigger event. Collagistas is about the works. Collage works! One important criterion in choosing the participants was always their presence during the Festival. That’s the message for the people. Get out of your house and come to meet each other!