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CODA Paper Art 2013

Exhibition  /  06 Jul 2013  -  27 Oct 2013
Published: 13.05.2013
CODA Paper Art 2013.
Coda Museum
Management:
Drs. Carin E.M. Reinders
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Intro
Paper is a fantastic material that has inspired artists and designers to create works of art for centuries. To follow up the successful Holland Papier Biënnale, which CODA Museum organised in cooperation with Museum Rijswijk, CODA Museum will exhibit the works of no less than 21 visual artists and 16 jewellery designers from both the Netherlands and abroad.
The artists whose work will be shown in CODA Paper Art do not limit themselves to working solely with paper. Visual artists and jewellery designers who have worked with paper occasionally or even just once will be included in the exhibition as well.

Reusing paper and cardboard often goes hand in hand with the development of new techniques. A unique example is KrantHout, produced by designer label Vij5 and Mieke Meijer. KrantHout is a material that turns old newspapers into wood again. The old newspapers undergo several processes that convert it into a hard, wood-like substance that has many similarities with unfinished wood and can be used and treated the same way.


Exhibiting visual artists:
Clemens Behr, Natasha Bowdoin, Claire Brewster, Peter Callesen, Publishing House Eloisa Cartonera, Movana Chen, Caterina Crepax, Dylan Graham, Maria Ikonomopoulou, Li Hongbo, Mia Wen Hsuan Liu, Alicia Martìn, Andrea Mastrovito, Studio Jo Meesters, Regula Maria Muller, designer label Vij5, Wendy Plomp, Bronia Sawyer, Dieuwke Spaans, Jill Sylia, Rob Voerman, Anouk Vogel. 

Exhibiting jewellery designers:
Attai Chen, Ana Hagopian, Lydia Hirte, Mari Ishikawa-Vetter, Tia Kramer, Nel Linssen, Hannah van Lith, Jorge Manilla Navarrete, Alix Manon, Maureen Ngoc, Shari Pierce, Mette Saabye, Flora Vagi, Nhat Vu Dang, Bronia Sawyer and Tatiana Warenichova.

The appeal of a spotless white sheet of paper and the beauty of coloured ones have inspired artists to create impressive works of art for decades. The artists whose work will be shown in CODA Paper Art do not limit themselves to working solely with paper. After all, contemporary artists and designers move freely between materials and techniques on an unprecedented scale. That is why visual artists and jewellery designers who have worked with paper occasionally or even just once will be included in the exhibition. The works shown in this exhibition can serve aesthetic purposes, be the result of the exploration of paper as a material or consist of a
collection of furniture or everyday objects. However, all the artworks exhibited in CODA Paper Art have been selected because they are surprising, innovative, stimulating, fascinating, and of a high quality. 

Contemporary artists have a preference for themes taken from religion, mythology, and personal experiences. These themes are then blended together to create new, personal artworks. The work of Peter Callesen (Denmark, 1967), for instance, regularly has a religious or mythological theme that also refers to childhood memories. Although he works with ice and light occasionally, he prefers paper. According to the artist, its fragility underlines the romantic and tragic aspects of his work. Traditional techniques and traditions frequently lead to modern, conceptual works that refer to the artist’s country of origin, current events or nature. The Vietnamese
artist Maureen Ngoc designed a collection of conceptual jewellery based on three-dimensional patterns and traditional origami techniques. These pieces of jewellery are not only decorative but also offer protection as a body armour. In DieuwkeSpaans’s (the Netherlands, 1973) work, the use of existing images from magazines and newspapers results in surprising, cinematic compositions that force the spectator to look at familiar images from a different angle. 

A number of artists draw inspiration, in all sorts of ways, from the recycling of paper and cardboard. While one artist photographs waste paper on the street and translates those large images to small objects and jewellery, others collect the same discarded paper and cardboard in order to transform them into artist’s books, everyday objects, furniture, jewellery and clothes. Movana Chen (China, 1975) makes ‘clothing sculptures’ from paper threads made by putting old magazines through a shredder. She calls these portable, paper artworks body containers. 

Shari Pierce (United States, 1973) is mainly inspired by objects and waste paper she finds on the street. She photographs this material in the context in which she comes across it, then takes it with her and uses it in her jewellery. These pieces of jewellery are either fragile or monumental compared to the photographic images. Pierce combines the materials she finds with precious metals, giving her jewellery a new shape and meaning.
Reusing paper and cardboard often goes hand in hand with the development of new techniques. A unique example is KrantHout, produced by designer label Vij5 and Mieke Meijer. KrantHout is a material that turns old newspapers into wood again. 

The basis is waste material of the Eindhovens Dagblad, which undergoes several processes that convert it
into a hard, wood-like substance that has many similarities with unfinished wood and can be used and treated the same way: from tables and chairs to the interior of a Peugeot. 


CODA Museum and CODA Paper Art 
CODA’s collection of contemporary art is based on the collection that was built up by the former Van Reekum Museum from 1978 onward. After the Historisch Museum Apeldoorn and the Van Reekum Museum merged into CODA Museum in 2003, the Van Reekum Museum’s broad collection was more clearly accentuated by shifting the focus to two main areas: visual art in which paper plays a central role, and contemporary jewellery design. The collection of artworks made of and on paper gains in significance because of the interest contemporary artists and designers show in paper as a material. CODA Paper Art links up with this trend and charts the developments. 

CODA Paper Art is a continuation of the successful Holland Papier Biënnale, which CODA organised several times in cooperation with Museum Rijswijk. After Museum Rijswijk had been renovated, the Holland Papier Bïennale required a new set-up and theme. Moreover, CODA Museum wanted the Biënnale to be on longer so schools could also benefit from this amazing exhibition. Therefore, it was decided both museums would go their separate ways. Not, however, without maintaining a connection. CODA organises an international paper exhibition in uneven years, while Museum Rijswijk does the same in even years. 
 
Movana Chen. Sculpture: Body Container. Paper. Movana, ChenSculpture: Body ContainerPaper. Movana Chen
Sculpture: Body Container
Paper


Movana, Chen
Sculpture: Body Container
Paper

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Peter Callesen. Sculpture: Transparant God. Paper. Peter, CallesenSculpture: Transparant GodPaper. Peter Callesen
Sculpture: Transparant God
Paper


Peter, Callesen
Sculpture: Transparant God
Paper

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