- Photomontage Portraits
- Political Photomontage
- Surrealist Collage, Assemblage, Photomontage
- Fluxus Collage, Collections
- Abstract, Non-objective, Concrete Collage,
- Figurative or Narrative Collage, Constructions,
- Private Histories -Collections of Photographs,
Assemblage, Diaries, Notebooks, Scrapbooks, etc. Contemporary or Antique
- Installations in an Assemblage, Collage Spirit if
they compress well and have clear instructions.
- Original paste-ups for Artworks intended for
- digital collage, montage (with a printable digital
file and if possible a high quality physical print)
- Literary collage, assemblage like for instance
concrete poetry, collage novels
- Indy Films, Video, Animation, constructed
audio works, micro sound, collaged field recordings, etc.
on CD or dvd. or older phonograph records, tapes, etc.
for Artworks for the Permanent Collection and the Museum Collection
The IMCAC is actively collecting artworks for the
collection of the museum. We are collecting at present around the
exhibition concepts in the left column but will entertain works outside
ideas. What we are looking for are works of modest scale and of high
quality. Great things in small packages. We have designed the museum
around economy of storage and with an eye to international traveling
exhibitions that document the work of artists in the constructive arts
- that is to say, art that is 'put together' from assembled parts or
work done in that spirit. The Museum is in fact an "assemblage of
assembled things". Studio documentary materials are also good such as
donated sketchbooks, scrapbooks, diaries, collections of papers, such
as boxes, dossiers, photographs, ephemera; all of those things that
surround the creative process of collage, assemblage and construction.
Unlike most art museums the IMCAC is not a product of one or several
wealthy collectors donating their oversized collections to a well
funded repository for a staff to take care of and exhibit. Rather it is
a gathering together of art and objects by artists for artists as part
of the Ontological Museum - a museum intended to collect direct first
hand art specimens from current living artists like a scientific museum
might collect field specimens for study and research.
Our interest is in constructed art as it began in the early 20th
century around photography, film, advertising, printing, computers,
mass media, etc.
This is not to say that we are not interested in acquiring significant
works collected of historical, technical or aesthetic value. We
absolutely are happy to entertain
acquiring otherwise difficult or impossible to get items.
For the time being we will receive any small package sight unseen.
Things larger than a briefcase we would like to see photographs or
digital images of first. Don't send things with animal or plant items
that might not make it through customs. Send items regardless of value
as -0- value so that
we don't have to pay duties on your contributions (or tempt postal
workers to steal them) and please sign up as a member of the IMCAC or
ISACA to help cover the costs of processing your items.
Once the Museum is solvent enough we will send you a card acknowledging
your contribution. It is the intention of the museum to keep and care
for contributed items into the foreseeable future.
The museum currently contains thousands of contributed items from
artists all over the world and we are now seeking a suitable physical
location to house and exhibit the growing collection.
Please include this signed and dated DEED
OF GIFT FORM
with your materials.
6955 Pinon Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76116