Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

October 24, 2015 – January 17, 2016

foldeingpaperFolding Paper is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the history of folding and origami as fine art. Works by 45 master folders from around the world – from countries as diverse as Japan, the United States, Uruguay and Russia – showcase the power and potential of contemporary origami. In these artists’ hands, paper is a medium for endless creativity. These spectacular works illustrate origami’s transformation into a form of artistic, scientific and spiritual expression.

Folding Paper is curated by Meher McArthur and tour organized by the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, and International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition was generously supported by the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

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Image: Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Splash II, 2011. Zander’s Elephant Hide (Elefantenhaut) paper. Photo © Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine.
Header Image: Richard Sweeney, 03M (Partial Shell), 2010. Watercolor paper,  wet folded. Photo © Richard Sweeney.

Sponsored at BAM by the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation