Pulp as Portal : Socially Engaged Papermaking
Organized by Jessica Cochran, Independent Curator
Pulp as Portal adds to growing discourse around the contemporary art of hand papermaking as socially engaged art. The exhibition reveals the artist’s book as both artwork and outcome: How do hand papermakers today animate the ethos of social engagement, activism, community, and collectivity in the processes they employ to make paper? How are these ideas at play and embodied in the resulting books and printed matter? Through April 8.
Paper as Vehicle for History and Memory, March 3, 6:30 pm
PAPER AS VEHICLE FOR HISTORY AND MEMORY will focus on the impact of paper on the daily lives of people, both in western and non-western regions, creating historical relevancy. Panelists include: Alexandra Soteriou, John Bidwell, and Lisa Gitelman.
Paper as Social Practice, Engagement, and Intervention, March 17, 6:30 pm
PAPER AS SOCIAL PRACTICE, ENGAGEMENT, AND INTERVENTION will treat paper itself as an active maker of community development, social engagement, and activism. The panel will suggest the complex ways in which paper can unite and build communities or create cultural identity, and how that identity shows continuity or elicits calls for change.
Paper as Haptic Experience, March 31, 6:30 pm
PAPER AS HAPTIC EXPERIENCE takes up the question of our relationship as human beings to paper through our senses, the haptic quality of paper. The physical qualities of paper have exerted particular influence on our human experiences of reading, writing, and communicating in general by impacting (or informing) our cultural identities, histories and collective and personal memories.
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