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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.

Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné - Reception

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Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné - Reception

  • BRIC 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné, in partnership with BRIC Arts Media, presents the work of eight artists who participated in Dieu Donné’s Brooklyn-based Workspace Program residency. This exhibition highlights new and ambitiously scaled work in handmade paper, featuring artists SwoonNoel AndersonLesley DillCandy GonzalezLina PuertaPaul WongSaya Woolfalk, and Tricia Wright.

Referencing the body through the skin-like texture of handmade paper, and the labor involved in papermaking, the works harness the medium of hand papermaking to examine underrepresented and misrepresented bodies. Paper has long been an apt tool for questioning hegemonic structures of language and cultural norms, most commonly through its ubiquitous presentation as printed documents and books. In Present Bodies, paper becomes a unique visual force presenting works that ultimately seek to present our human bodies in ways not seen before.

For more information on tours of this exhibition for school groups, please visit BRIC House Tours page.

Tricia Wright, Pandora’s Box (detail), 2019