Paper Cut: Eye-popping Ways Artists Use Paper

A virtual tour of the Museum of Art and Design’s newest exhibition, dedicated to all the surprising ways artists are using paper today.

In the year since the Museum of Art and Design reopened in its new digs on Columbus Circle, they’ve been delivering consistently compelling shows–from punk-rock lace to radical knitting experiments. The newest, “Slash: Paper Under the Knife”, opened last weekend and runs through April 4, 2010.

The focus is paper–and the way contemporary artists have used paper itself as a medium, whether by cutting, tearing, burning, or shredding. In all, the show features 50 artists and a dozen installations made just for the show, including Andreas Kocks’s Paperwork #701G (in the Beginning), seen above.

A detail of a sprawling work by Andrew Scott Ross, Rocks and Rocks and Caves and Dreams:

Lane Twitchell’s Peaceable Kingdom (Evening Land):

Between the Lines, by Ariana Boussard-Reifel: A book with every single word cut out:

Famed Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s Your House is a laser-cut negative impression of Eliasson’s actual house; as you flip through the pages, you get a tour of the house in cross section:

Chris Kenny’s Grand Island, part of a series of “maps” depicting a fictional city:

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~ by Colorful Soul on 06/24/2012.

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