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A Piece of Paper

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Die Moglichkeit der Praktischen , 2011 Ink and Pencil on Paper 42 X 29.7 Cm © Benedikt Hipp
A Piece of Paper
Curated by: Debbie Carslaw

137 Whitecross Street
London EC1Y 8JL
United Kingdom
November 17th, 2011 - January 14th, 2012
Opening: November 16th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.madder139.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
city, barbican
EMAIL:  
info@madder139.com
PHONE:  
+44(0) 20 7490 3667
OPEN HOURS:  
12 pm - 6 pm Thursday - Saturday
TAGS:  
american, German, Irish, international-artists mixed-media installation, conceptual, pop, landscape, surrealism, abstract, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

This show is about the manifold potentials of  'A Piece of Paper', the uses and misuses that those who come at it obliquely may discover and rediscover. Each artist here has forged distinct practices across a range of media, but each has found a new freedom in a return to paper. But why paper? Certainly, it is the first material most children are allowed to work with: to felt-tip, crumple and tear. It elicits seismic cultural leaps: in the twentieth century, the act of collage revolutionized painting, sculpture, film and graphic design. Without hyperbole, we might claim that paper lies at the core of human civilization (whatever you think of that term). The tension between paper's core place in an artist's salad years and within human culture runs through the core of this exhibition.