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The Paper Sculpture Manual

  •  The Paper Sculpture Manual
  •  The Paper Sculpture Manual
  •  The Paper Sculpture Manual
  •  The Paper Sculpture Manual
  •  The Paper Sculpture Manual

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Lively and unconventional, The Paper Sculpture Show explored the nature of the art object and the identity of the artist as a traveling exhibition from 2003-07. Twenty-nine international artists and artist collaboratives each contributed a design for a three-dimensional sculpture that could be assembled out of paper by museum visitors.

As many around the world are experiencing social distancing and orders to stay home, ICI is sharing the designs from The Paper Sculpture Show as a downloadable, printable, and shareable manual to take you away from your screens and recreate art experiences in domestic spaces.

Interactive, nonconformist and witty, The Paper Sculpture Manual still raises many questions about authorship, original versus copy, art and craft, product and process, two dimensional and three dimensional objects, ... Now the question is: what are YOU going to make? #thepapersculpturemanual

Artists: Janine Antoni, The Art Guys, David Brody, Luca Buvoli, Francis Cape and Liza Phillips, Seong Chun, Minerva Cuevas, E.V. Day, Nicole Eisenman, Spencer Finch, Charles Goldman, Rachel Harrison, Stephen Hendee, Patrick Killoran, Glenn Ligon, Cildo Meireles, Helen Mirra, Aric Obrosey, Ester Partegàs, Paul Ramírez Jonas, David Shrigley, Eve Sussman, Fred Tomaselli, Pablo Vargas-Lugo, Olav Westphalen, and Allan Wexler

Download The Paper Sculpture Manual here!

The Paper Sculpture Manual is based on The Paper Sculpture Show, a traveling exhibition curated by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, and Sina Najafi in 2003 and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), Cabinet, and SculptureCenter. The Paper Sculpture Manual is made available to art spaces internationally free of charge, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and made possible by ICI’s Board of Trustees and contributors to ICI’s Access Fund.

(Left) Paul Ramírez Jonas, Breath, 2003. (Center) Fred Tomaselli, Guide for Spring Molt and Courtship Display, 2003. (Right) Stephen Hendee, Binding Sites, 2003.




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touring schedule

The Paper Sculpture Show
This exhibition toured to 20 venues from 2003 – 2007. https://curatorsintl.org/exhibitions/the-paper-sculpture-show
January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

Booking Info

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