You'll Love This Presentation If:
- You love the art of paper cutting and want to hear from experts
- You're new to the art of paper cutting
- You are curious about the history and culture of cut paper in design
Cut paper has long been part of craft traditions around the world. From silhouettes in turn-of-the-century Europe to Mexico's papel picado ("perforated paper"), intricate paper cut-outs have informed and shaped visual culture. In the past few years, cut paper has seen a major revival among contemporary artists and designers, who are inspired by paper's malleability, its ephemeral quality, and its power to convey a broad range of meanings.
In this Design Tutorial you will learn about:
- The fascinating, multi-cultural history of cut-paper art.
- Its place in the contemporary art and design scene.
- Why artists are choosing it to convey their ideas today.
David McFadden, the chief curator or the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will talk with artist and Print contributor Andrea Dezso about her delicate but powerful cut-paper art, and the evolving role of this very old, very simple medium for artists working now.