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April 27 - September 16, 2012

Organized by SECCA; Curated by Steven Matijcio

Made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. Also supported by Danish Arts Council; the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; and The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. Presenting sponsor is Wells Fargo.

The medium of paper is a fragile vehicle – carrying the weight of written thought, but acutely vulnerable to travel, climate, and time. This endangered status accelerates in an increasingly digitized and environmentally conscious society, where the “paperless economy” is turning said material into simultaneous antiquity and the abject. Yet even as paper struggles against its purportedly imminent extinction, artists around the world are paying homage to its precarious empire. Paperless celebrates these refugees of the information age, gathering 15 international artists who create theatrical elegies to the pariah of so-called “progress.”

Exhibiting artists are:

Natasha Bowdoin
Peter Callesen
Doug Coupland
Simryn Gill
Katie Holten
Kiel Johnson
Maskull Lasserre
Nava Lubelski
Oscar Santillan
Karen Sargsayn
Jude Tallichet
Yuken Teruya
Oscar Tuazon
Johannes VanDerBeek
Xu Bing

 

Click Here to Listen to Curator Steven Matijcio’s 88.5 WFDD Interview with David Ford on Triad Arts Up Close (4/23/12).