Social Paper: Hand Papermaking in the Context of Socially Engaged Art, on view at the Center For Book & Paper Arts through April 15, has received more attention through the publication of two new articles:
“Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2014,” Newcity Design, by F. Phillip Barash, March 20, 2014. Featuring Matthew Hoffman & Papermaker’s Garden.
“Social Paper at Columbia College Chicago.” Printeresting, by Julia Arredondo. March 23, 2014.
About the Exhibition
According its proponents, socially engaged art blurs the lines between politics, community organizing and art. Projects such as community gardens and centers, interactive and multi-generational workshops, educational programs, and public art invoke the spirit of urgent social transformation. The exhibition initiative Social Paper charts the evolution of the art of hand papermaking in relation to recent discourse around socially engaged art and points specifically to craft, labor and site specificity, as well as the collaborative and community aspects of hand papermaking as contemporary art practice.
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