Category Archives: exhibition
From March 8th to the 24th in the Western part of Australia, Cottesloe Beach will have a long stretch of the beach transformed into a sculpture park called Sculpture by the Sea. Among them is an installation of exactly 1,697 handmade paper boats. These boats were not just hand folded, but also dipped in paraffin wax, which helps give their rich blue coloring.
For his first solo show at The Loft Art Lower Parel in Mumbai in Feb 2012, indian paper artist Sachin Tekade deconstructed architecture and patterns created as a consequence of seismic activity. Flowing patterns and dynamic blasts characterize the works in this series. Continue reading
Less Industries, a Barcelona-based design studio, created this astoundingly complex and simply amazing paper craft sculpture of the text RIO symbolizing the city itself for the Show Us Your Type 2013 exhibition.
In 2009 Andersen’s Contemporary in Berlin presented Tomás Saraceno’s Cloudy House, an exhibition comprising a cloud installation, sculpture, video and photographs.
Saraceno suspended numerous geometric clouds made from white matte paper in various heights, some floating above the viewer’s head, others group together under the ceiling.
“Tomás Saraceno’s experimental works explore concrete visionary urban-planning and question our relationship to nature and natural phenomena on a truly global scale. His sculptures often resemble networks of floating cells or suspended habitats, including airborne gardens, floating bridges and large-scale models for futuristic dwellings. Combining visual elegance with determined and purposeful engineering, Saraceno’s ethereal sculptures challenge our experience of the three ecologies: the environment, human subjectivity and the social landscape (Guattari).” —andersenscontemporary.dk
Carlos Amorales is based out of Mexico City with a broad selection of works in areas such as large installations, performance, drawing, painting and animation. This piece entitled Black Cloud is a site-specific installation in which the artist, along with the help of 14 others, arranged more than 30,000 black paper moths to the walls and ceilings of several galleries.Continue reading
“Creatives Make New York City” is a celebration of craft, process and the creative community. Writers, designers, art directors, illustrators, musicians, glass-blowers, wood-burners and the like will be gathering November 15th from 6pm-8pm at SapientNitro, 40 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038 to celebrate the people and creative that make this city great. Developed in support of Behance Portfolio Review Night, the actual set piece was handmade to bring together the community to share and inspire.
LoSiento has made this awesome paper geode covered with army men that was part of a collective exhibition at N2 gallery in Barcelona which was commissioned by Kognitif.
Folding for Peace is a garden in Nagasaki, Japan where all the plants that compose the garden are folded out of white paper. Realized by Swiss Landscape Architect Anouk Vogel the piece was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup and awarded the Silver Medal and Judges’ Special Award at the Festival of Flowers and World Peace.
“An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Inspired by this popular belief, the garden Folding For Peace is the physical remain of a wish for world peace.”—Anouk Vogel
On Thursday, May 10th I had the privilege of attending a amazing paper exhibition at the Christopher Henry Gallery entitled A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters. This group exhibition, curated by Diana Ewer, is celebrating the renaissance of cut paper as an artistic medium where 12 international artists have been featured, each working in their in particular expertise whether it be a carefully sliced book or an intricately cut piece of paper.
Christophe Guberan, a third-year Bachelor student of Industrial Design at ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne created Hydro-Fold, a project that experiments with self folding inkjet printed paper. “The idea is to give shape to paper through the simple use of water, adapting an existing printer to control the phenomenon. This experimental approach allowed me to explore new avenues of research,” explains Christophe Guberan. Indeed, this project is based on a totally new experimental process which, using a printer, a simple sheet of tracing paper and water, creates a transition from 2D to 3D, generating tiny volumes in just a few minutes.