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a. The act of assembling.
b. The state of being assembled.
2. A collection of people or things; a gathering.
3. A collection of items from a single datable component of an archaeological site.
4. A fitting together of parts, as those in a machine.
5. A sculptural composition consisting of an arrangement of miscellaneous objects or found materials.

as·sem′blag·ist n.


(Art Terms) a creative person or artist who is skilled in putting together works of art based on assemblage
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At night we walk in circles," which was the artist's first commercial solo exhibition in his native Chicago, has established Mendez as a thoughtful and meticulous assemblagist and photographer who arranges diffuse multimedia objects to suggest networks and associations between them.
BANK AUSTRIA KUNSTFORUM * March 21--July 14 * Curated by Heike Eipeldauer * It behooves the twenty-first century to look and look again at pioneering assemblagist and feminist provocateuse Meret Oppenheim (19131985).
Phil Bender might best be described as a pure assemblagist, his art being derived wholly from collecting and ordering.