Museum Rijswijk has been organising the Paper Biennial for the past 20 years, and its ten jurored editions have enabled more than 200 artists to display their diverse talents, with paper as the only common denominator. Paper serves as the humble carrier of sketches and thoughts, the guardian of fleeting brainwaves. It is also increasingly a source of inspiration for many, forming the main subject of an artwork: message and material have become inextricably entwined. Artists are choosing consciously to create paper themselves from fibres and water, or they manipulate paper that already exists by crumpling it, folding, cutting, tearing, and crushing it, or turning it into pulp again.
International Paper Biennal Rijswijk
Museum Rijswijk, Den Haag, Holland
June 13th – October 31st 2014