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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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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.
The gallery was started on La Cienega Boulevard in 1957 by the bombastic assemblagist Ed Kienholz and the flakily brilliant art historian Walter Hopps.