Paul Butler’s Collage Party | BLTZKUNST – Istvan Kantor
Aug 26, 2006 - Aug 26, 2006
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to mark the end of summer with a party on Saturday August 26th in celebration of two unique art making events: Paul Butler’s Collage Party, Rolling Thunder Tour 2006 and BLITZKUNST by internationally renowned troublemaker Istvan Kantor.
Since the turn of the century Winnipeg artist, gallerist, and general mover and shaker Paul Butler has been organizing informal sessions, in various places around the globe, for artists to get-together, hang out and make work and share their creative exuberance with the public. With no set formula, Collage Parties have been held in moldy warehouses, dank apartments, commercial galleries, storefront windows and prestigious museums, and range from being closed residencies to public free-for-alls. The Rolling Thunder Tour 2006 is a formally organized, five city excursion that stops in Toronto for a week-long residency followed by a public reception and party on August 26, at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Of course, there is no set roster of artists for the tour but the announced participants at MOCCA feature Tyler Clark Burke, Dearraindrop, Maura Doyle, Michael Dumontier, Jason McLean, Sandy Plotnikoff, Seth Scriver, Caelum Vatnsdal and the Collage Kingpin himself, Mr. Paul Butler.
“The Collage Party is basically an excuse to get together with friends and make art. It creates an informal environment where artists can freely connect, exchange ideas and make work. The Collage Party provides a venue for the artists to present this work to the public – including critics, curators and dealers – while also giving this public a glimpse into the creative process and conception of the work.”
On Saturday August 26th, from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., all are welcome to bring their own supplies and join the fun, followed by a party from 6 p.m. onwards.
In Toronto the Collage Party is being generously supported by the Latner Family, BEAVER Restaurant, othergallery.com, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and the Manitoba Arts Council.
Paul Butler’s Collage Party Rolling Thunder Tour 2006 will also take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; ZieherSmith Gallery, New York; Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal; Illingworth-Kerr Gallery, Calgary. Following the tour a documentary publication will be co-produced by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Illingworth-Kerr Gallery.
And while the participants of the Collage Party residency are showing off to the public, Toronto-based artist Istvan Kantor will be furiously at work in the MOCCA courtyard with his one man collage demolition derby BLITZKUNST, 100 works per hour, 1000 bloody masterpieces made in front of your eyes.
Starting at 11:00 a.m. and continuing until 9 p.m. Istvan Kantor will make one thousand mixed media drawings by recycling the illustrated pages of selected art and history books – ripping them out and adding his own signature, icons, stencils, maps, ink marks, ID-fluid, etc., to them. Works will be on sale throughout the day, for only $20.00 dollars each. All proceeds go directly to the Neoist Archives.
All exhibitions and activities at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art are supported by Toronto Culture, the Ontario Arts Council,