PAPER – A CROSS-CULTURAL VOICE
1 October 2022 - 8 January 2023
Handmade paper is a material that honors most of the demands that artists make on a material, whether it is graphics, painting, sculpture, photography, installation, books or design. Works expressed in and with paper have a clear and definable style. Another characteristic feature of paper is that it contains aspects of history, geography, biology, ecology, cultural history and aesthetics.
The history of Silkeborg city is closely linked to the history of the paper. In 1845, the paper dynasty Drewsen established Silkeborg Paper Factory. The beginning of the paper mill and the city is cosidered to be from the same year and the factory and its workers are thus Silkeborg city's historical core.
The works of the participating artists, made with handmade paper, reflect an international issue, where the focus is on changing the status of the paper in a time of greater global interest in the usefulness of plant fibers and bio-based products.
The artists are, from India: Anupam Chakraborty, Jenny Pinto, Kulu Ojha, Neeta Premchand, Radha Panday, Ravikumar Kashi, Shantamani Muddaiah and Sudipta Das. From Europe: Jacki Parry, GB, Gangolf Ulbricht, DE, Victoria Rabal, ES, Emilie Lundstrøm, DK and Sue Gosin, USA and Anne Vilsbøll in a joint work.