Thank you Inci Kansu for the introduction into the history of paper art....
Here my review on one of the events of our paper art association and further links to other events in the past. There will be a new annual exhibition 'PAPER TOUCH 2 in Nicosia at the SOL Atelier.
02: The Touch of Paper – Symposium and Exhibition at Ismet Vehit Güney Art
occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the KKSD/ACPA / Association
of Cyprus Paper Artists
By Heidi Trautmann
Paper Art is
has become a very successful trend in the international art scene and is being
more and more recognized in the form of associations, museums, workshops and
exhibitions. What exactly is behind it may many wonder. The Association of Cyprus
Paper Artists is about to give an introduction to Paper Art, its history and
presence of today and tomorrow, in the form of a symposium and exhibition on
the occasion of the association’s first anniversary and the 30thanniversary
of IAPMA the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper
Artists. Members of IAPMA as well as of the Turkish sister
association KSD, and members from Amateras Foundation (Bulgaria)
will be taking part.
for this event a “Post Card Project” was created; congratulatory artistic
post cards, sent by 65 IAPMA members will also be exhibited.
artists have been present in Cyprus for many years, a handful only, but are
growing in members since the founding of the association. The first local paper
artists became members of IAPMA and have been taking part in worldwide events;
I have been reporting on them regularly from the very beginning in the local
media and on my website, and their stories are included in my book ‘Art and
Creativity in North Cyprus’. I had the pleasure to meet many
international paper artists on IAPMA’s 25th anniversary with a
weeklong symposium and exhibition at the Near East University, and they came
visiting to our garden in Yeşiltepe where they found many new plants for new
idea is to produce your own paper from what nature gives you, but also to
recycle paper that floods our homes. The many ways artists use such paper to
make their art are far reaching and I often was amazed at ever new forms and
Association of Cyprus Paper Artists Association have the aim to introduce and
promulgate Paper Art to the public by disseminating information and knowledge
by means of various activities; also to educate and demonstrate the many
possibilities of the medium paper; to work together with local and
international artists and to learn from each other and thus recognize our
cultural diversities and riches under the peaceful roof of art.