Paper fulfills a variety of roles in our world. To the casual observer, paper can be a passive, single-use substance – something easily discarded after it has served its limited or temporary function. For the artist, the longevity of paper is crucial, as it dictates the lifespan of an artwork. Finally for the paper artist, PAPER is a medium very much ALIVE – malleable, enduring, and even assertive – , and it is precisely these characteristics that we highlight during the 2023 IAPMA Congress in Dresden, PAPER ALIVE!
Just as society is springing back to life after a long hibernation mandated by the pandemic, PAPER is enjoying a similar re-blossoming and rediscovery among artists and craftspeople who are creating fertile ground for its continued growth and development as an artform. Paper is a living and responsive material. Paper carries and preserves the lives and stories of people, the expressions of imaginations and dreams, the plans, thoughts, and aspirations of the individual and of societies and cultures - bringing all of these vividly to life, each time we encounter them. As a medium, paper defies expectations and transforms itself into lushly textured drawings, paintings, and prints; into artist books; into jewelry, textile, and fashion; into sculptures and installation; into environment and theater; into an experience for all of the senses. Join IAPMA for PAPER ALIVE! Internationale Papierkunst in Dresden, GERMANY, in partnership with Dresden University of Fine Arts, September 12 - 16, 2023.
- 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
- 2 to 3 hours with limited participants, working in the papermaking shop, bookbinding area, or typography workshop.
Deadline: 15 February 2023
Notification: 15 March 2023
English is the official language of the IAPMA Congress. Proposals must be submitted in 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 and during the Congress. 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 for another source of funding.
A list of equipment and workshop areas at Dresden University of Fine Arts for Demonstrations & Workshops is listed below, and is available for download as a PDF on the IAPMA website: https://iapma.info/Congresses
We look forward to your proposal!
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