International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Strategies of Montage: Postmodernity and the City
Toni Simó Mulet

This paper is analysis of the aesthetics of collage/montage with the background of its significance in artistic representation during the emergence of the avant-garde in the early twentieth century, focusing on the intersection of the formal invention of collage/montage with photography and artistic production that took place in the twenties and thirties within the origins of the technique of montage. The approach of this text is made transversely, considering certain authors and artists who have treated the practices of collage/montage indirectly or frontally. The use and aesthetic strategies of collage/montage in postmodernity are reflected in their different extensions and influences and this occur mainly in thinkers and philosophers of postmodern times. And as a final extension of the term of montage, the analysis refers to its spatialization in the production space of the city in relation to the aesthetic-artistic world of contemporary art.

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