In its tactile tangibility, PAPERWORKS is playful, melancholic, and most of all, “drawing you nearer,” a bold statement that says: paperworks are here to stay. There is a kind of static quality to paper, whether pages in a book or pieces hanging on the wall; there’s an aspect of silence.
The Draw Me Nearer art collective, together with guest artist Toshiko Takeuchi, was asked to use something riotous as Leitmotiv; as in the notion of the carnival, the masquerade, the Carnivalesque. The collective was asked to find ways to bridge the gap between the stasis of paper, and the cacophony of carnival and other hysterical narratives that shape our lives in the past and present.
artists: Femi Dawkins, Raquel van Haver, Fleur Ouwerkerk, Raul Balai, Toshiko Takeuchi
location: WM Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
date: May – July 2016
curator: Sebastian Rypson