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Dieu Donné is a leading non-profit cultural institution dedicated to serving established and emerging artists through the collaborative creation of contemporary art using the process of hand papermaking.


PULP NEWS - April 2015: a monthly look behind the scenes at Dieu Donné

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There is so much we are excited about this spring, and our artists-in-residence are keeping us busy in and out of the studio! First up is B. Wurtz, whose solo Lab Grant residency exhibition opens next Thursday evening, April 30, from 6-8PM. In her essay, Lab Grant publication author Jan Avgikos states:
What a difference the hand-made paper makes. It expands the affective dimensions of B. Wurtz’s art and tweaks it in ways that might be altogether new.  

We are pleased to take part in Queens Arts Connection on Saturday, April 25th, a professional development event for artists from the Queens Council on the Arts, hosted by the Queens Museum. Our Program Manager Bridget Donlon will represent Dieu Donné - please say hello! 
In the Gallery

Melvin Edwards
Last chance - closes Saturday April 25 at 4:00 PM
An exhibition celebrating the artist's works in paper, which launched our mid-career residency program in 2000.

B. Wurtz
April 30 - June 6, 2015
New artwork made in the Dieu Donné studio during the artist's Lab Grant residency. The exhibition brochure will feature an essay by Jan Avgikos.
In the Studio

It's been a big month at Dieu Donné - literally! Former residency artist Do Ho Suh contracted our studio to work with him in the creation of his thread drawings on a 7 x 10 foot scale! This is the first time we've worked collaboratively to create artwork at this size, and as far as we know it is the largest single handmade paper work currently being made. We've surmounted many technical challenges and developed new approaches with Do Ho - all the while having so much fun. Be sure to take a look at our 
Facebook and Instagram feeds for behind the scenes look. We offer many studio services to artists, including custom paper orders and rentals with our talented collaborators, learn more on our website

Featured Dieu Donné Artists News

Nancy Cohen has work included in an exhibition of works on paper presented by Accola Griefen  and VanDeb Editions at the Standard Motors Building in Long Island City through April 30. 

Current Workspace Program artist Natalie Frank just opened a beautiful exhibition at The Drawing Center featuring works on paper created for her book, Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm, featuring essays by Linda Nochlin, Claire Gilman and others.  The show is on view through June 28 then traveling to the Blanton Museum in Austin, and has been profiled in VogueInterview, and numerous other publications. 

Our founder Susan Gosin was recently honored by the Center For Book Arts at their 2015 Annual Benefit. Congrats to Sue, and also to the Center for Book Arts in celebrating their 40th anniversary!

The group exhibition Textual opens at ODETTA Gallery in Brooklyn on April 25 and features works combining textiles and paper pulp by Elana Herzog

Earlier this month, Glenn Ligon opened a solo exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary in the U.K., as well as a concurrent group exhibition that he curated, featuring the work of previous Dieu Donné artists Melvin Edwards and Robert Gober. We are also thrilled for Edwards and Ligon and their inclusion in the 2015 Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor. 

This weekend is the last chance to see new sculptures by James Siena at Pace Gallery, closing April 25. 

In addition to our gallery exhibition you can also catch work by B. Wurtz on view at the Kunstverein Freiburg in Germany, and closer to home at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut.