MATERIAL ASSUMPTIONS: PAPER AS DIALOGUE
June 15 – August 11, 2012
Exhibition Location: Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 S Wabash Ave, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL
Official Website: http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Interarts/events/exhibitions/index.php
Opening Reception + Roundtable Discussion, June 15, 2012: http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Interarts/events/lectures-and-public-programs1/index.php
While hand papermaking is a process that begins with the raw material of pulp, its results are limitless—drawing, sculpture, installation, new media and beyond. To us “handmadeness” points not to a certain aesthetic or visual trope, but to realms of possibility…
Works in the exhibition were created from paper handmade in two of the world’s most dynamic, experimental and collaborative paper studios: New York-based workspace Dieu Donné and here at the Center for Book and Paper Arts.
Material Assumptions features works by many artists for whom paper is not a primary concern, revealing the discursive ways that artists approach paper as a medium, technology, and tool: how do we consider not only the utility and potential of paper itself, but also the collaborative process of hand papermaking at the intersection of interdisciplinary arts and crafts?
WORKS FROM DIEU DONNÉ BY
NEWLY COMMISSIONED WORKS BY
Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza
Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue was curated by Jessica Cochran with Elizabeth Isakson-Dado (MFA ’13), Hannah King (MFA ’13), and C.J. Mace (MFA ’12), students in the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts program, as a part of an independent study in curatorial studies.