The works showcased in the biennial exhibition provide a wonderful selection of paper fibre art from around the world. The exhibition highlights the versatility of natural fibres and recycled man-made fibres, which have been transformed by artists in very different ways, both technically and conceptually, in response to today’s global environmental crisis.
The term transfiguration is defined as “a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.” So, the question must be asked: Is it possible that one can take something from nature, which many of us already consider to be divine, and produce art that is somehow more beautiful or spiritual than its original state? This exhibition responds with a resounding “Yes!” Working with a myriad of fibres, these artists have reinterpreted the materials, bringing their own content, imagination, and spirits to produce something unique in all the world with its own inherent beauty and emotional power.
“KOZO CONTEMPORARY: Reflecting the Soul and the Spirit of the Maker” showcases artist paper makers who use Kozo fibre, respect traditions and add a modern touch with their individual creative expression.
“CHANGE: Textured Landscapes in the Anthropocene”. This exhibition puts papermaking in the context of the 21st century. The artists used natural fibres combined with recycled man-made fibres and other materials, ranging from plastics to metal to create a dialogue between us and the natural world, through papermaking.
Curator：Jan Fairbairn Edwards
Co-curator：Isis Olivier、Amy Richard、YANG Wei-Lin
Exhibition Duration： 2021.11.12-2022.4.10
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays (Including national holidays) 09:00-17:00
Venue：Craft Design Hall & Craft Exhibition Hall, NTCRI. No.573, Zhongzheng Rd., Caotun Township, Nantou County 542, Taiwan (R.O.C.)