Slash: Paper under the Knife

I just realized that the current exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, Slash: Paper under the Knife, is still up for a couple more months. I can’t wait to go check it out, especially after recently seeing Kirsten Hassenfeld’s exhibition of cut paper sculptures at the Bell Gallery. It will be interesting to see so many different artists interpretations of this temporal material.

This show is the third exhibition of MAD’s Materials and Process series, which examines the renaissance of traditional handcraft materials and techniques in contemporary art and design. Slash surveys unusual paper treatments, including works that are burned, torn, cut by lasers, and shredded. A section of the exhibition will focus on artists who modify books to transform them into sculpture, while another will highlight the use of cut paper for film and video animations.

Slash: Paper Under the Knife is up until April 10th. While there, you should also check out Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, which is up until the 31st of this month. And, finally, if you go on a Thursday nightyou can head up to the 6th floor to check out the museum’s Open Studios program and get the chance to meet and talk with talented artists as they work.

Top image: Your House, 2006 by Olafur Eliasson

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