ANTI - Handmade and readymade paper - Dimensions variable
TYPE - Paper - 20x20 cm - Edition: 80
HOLES - Handmade paper - 15x15 cm
The term "Paper Art" originated in the 1970s in the USA. Artists such as Rauschenberg and Stella rediscovered the possibilities of handmade paper. Paper is self-sufficent, and conveys the message of a work of art not only through its shape and colour, but specifically through its material. Hence the very different properties of various papermaking plant fibres emerged and gained new importance: bast fibres (in Asian papers), wood, straw, grass (esparto grass, hemp, flax etc.), as well as hops, asparagus, and nettle. Paper can be very thin (8g/m2) yet very stable; it can also be thick and heavy. Paper fibres can be completely homogeneous or varied, and can create surfaces ranging from fluffy and soft to coarse and rough, sometimes equalling the stability of harswood.
Thanks to its usual two-dimensionality, it can be moulded and folded into any desired shape. No other material has so many different characteristics. With the proper handling and storage conditions, it can last for thousands of years - as proven by the most recent ancient paper findings in China, dating back to the 3rd Centuty BCE."
Helene Tschacher in the catalouge "Faszination Papier"
FASZINATION PAPIER - an exhibition that aims to highlight the diversity of artistic expression and the creative possibilities of paper.
IYMC in AUSCHWITZ FOUNDATION, Oswiecim, Poland
THE MUSEUM of LITHOGRAPHY, Sundby Gård, Sweden
UNIMOG MUSEUM, Gaggenau, Germany
LE VIGAN, Gard, France
FAZ, Brussels, Belgium
ODENVALD MUSEUM, Germany
PAPER MILL and MUSEUM, Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland
CUPIDA GALLERY, Iasi, Romania
GALERIA GJUTARS, Vanda, Finland
POLICHNIS CULTURE CENTRE, Thessaloniki, Greece
FULLERSTA BIO KONSTHALL, Huddinge, Sweden
SONG MARU ART CENTRE, Chunju, South Korea
WONJU CHIAK ART CENTRE, Wonju, South Korea
INSADONG SOE-HA GALLERY, Seoul, South Korea
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