October 24 through December 4, 2005
Robert L. Ringel Gallery, PMU
Twenty-nine international artists and artist teams have contributed designs for three-dimensional paper sculptures that are only completed once museum visitors have assembled them. The artists' designs, along with detailed instructions, will be stacked on work tables in the gallery along with a limited set of tools--such as scissors, utility knife, tape and glue--to be used in the "transformation" of the work.
Over the course of the exhibition, visitors will assemble their favorite pieces into paper sculptures right in the gallery and they will be encouraged to allow their creations to remain on display after they leave to enable the exhibition to grow and change throughout its presentation.
The Paper Sculpture Show is organized by Cabinet magazine, Independent Curators International (iCI), and SculptureCenter. It is curated by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, Sina Najafi, and accompanied by The Paper Sculpture Book , which contains the entire exhibition in unassembled, take-home form. The traveling exhibition is organized and circulated by Independent Curators International. The exhibition and its accompanying publication are made possible, in part, by support from the Peter Norton Family Foundation.