At the 2021 Congress, APPROACH: Create a Bright Future Through Paper, we are asked to explore the essence of paper, of washi, and of paper art. It is only by APPROACHing paper and paper art, that we as artists can engage in deep conversation with paper as an artistic medium. As we listen more closely to paper and to paper pulp, we understand what we can ask paper to do, how paper is willing to transform, and how the paper is willing to accept the artist’s mark. An APPROACH can be artistic, experimental, or based in research and long study. The last year has asked us to think more about the future than ever before and to reflect on our past. What has changed or developed in your APPROACH to paper?
- short lecture in English with images, 20 minutes
- a panel of 3 to 4 speakers (plus moderator) who will discuss or present one particular topic, 60 minutes
- 45 minute demonstration of a particular technique for papermaking, paper art, or related topic, including book arts and conservation
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Notification: 30 April 2021
English is the official language of the IAPMA Congress. Proposals must be submitted in English. Translation will be provided for presentations from Japanese English.
Entries must be original and not previously presented in related conferences or publications. Presentations on the theme as it relates to artistic creation, education, aesthetics and / or research are encouraged.
IAPMA membership must be current at time of application. All presenters pay for their own travel, hotel arrangements, and registration fees. IAPMA cannot provide a stipend, but we can provide a letter of acceptance if you wish to apply to another source for funding.
We look forward to your proposal!
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