the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the KKSD/ACPA / Association
of Cyprus Paper Artists
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 30th
anniversary 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 paper experiments.
basic 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
local 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.
participants of the exhibition are mentioned in the list below with local and
some well-known paper artists from Turkey and abroad.
Berna İŞBİLİR AYDIN
Ecem Necla ÖZOĞUL
Kemal Behçet CAYMAZ
will be remembering our honorary member Assistant Professor, Dr Atila Türk, who
has recently passed away, by exhibiting one of his works.
following symposiums will be held starting at 15.30 hrs:
Dr. Hakan Pehlivan (President, KSD) with Prof. Dr. Nur Gökbulut:“The
Art of Cutting Paper”.
Todorova, (Curator and Art Consultant to
the Amateras Foundation, Bulgaria):
“Innovations in Paper Art, Contemporary Forms”.
Todorov, (President and founder member of the Amateras Foundation):“Elemental
Sculpture, Theory and Practice”.
more about IAPMA under https://www.iapma.info/
‘Paper Global 3’ in Deggendorf: http://www.heiditrautmann.com/category.aspx?CID=7417584872#.WCarfVV96Uk
the first symposium and exhibition of the local Association of Cyprus Paper
the Paper Art Project in Aix-en-Provence : http://www.heiditrautmann.com/category.aspx?CID=1118881366#.WCasdlV96Uk
many more information you will find when you search.
your knowledge and come to the event on 23 November 2016 at the Ismet Vehit
Güney Art Centre starting at 15.30 hrs with a symposium, followed by the
exhibition will be open until 02 December and viewing times are from 9.00 –
15.30 hrs , Saturday: 9:00 – 13:30 hrs