12.16.2008

FAIR WEATHER: Trends and Coincidences-Cut Paper

Miami Art Fairs, Art Basel Miami, Aqua, Art Miami, Bridge, Pulse, Red Dot, Scope, Rubell Collection
Already posted:
FAIR WEATHER: Deal or No Deal
FAIR WEATHER: Prologue
FAIR WEATHER: Art Basel
FAIR WEATHER: The Containers
FAIR WEATHER: Art Miami
FAIR WEATHER: Art Imitates Art
FAIR WEATHER: Pulse
FAIR WEATHER: Trends and Coincidences, Animals


There was a good deal of cut paper throughout the various venues, but I'm focusing on these three artists because their focus is so specific. They employed paper that was meant for a purpose other than artmaking.
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Sarah Sze turned to lined notebook paper. Jill Sylvia used ledger paper, and unlike Sze who employed laser cutting, she did it all by hand--line by line, page by page. Jorge Macchi used the obituary pages of the Buenos Aires newspaper, La Nacion.


Art Basel Miami Beach: Sarah Sze, Notepad, 2008, laser-engraved paper, edition of 40, at Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York


Aqua Art on Collins: Jill Sylvia, Untitled (Yellow Book), hand-cut ledger paper, at Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco



Scope: Jorge Macchi, Monoblocks, 2001, cut newspaper pages, in a curated project associated with CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami
(Sorry, but without a catalog, it's hard to get all the information)

Detail below:


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1 comment:

seth said...

Spectacular!