The congress took place from September 12, 2023 until September 16, 2023.
PAPER ALIVE! Paper Art International
Paper fulfills a variety of roles in our world. To the casual observer, paper can be a passive, single-use substance – something easily discarded after it has served its limited or temporary function. For the artist, the longevity of paper is crucial, as it dictates the lifespan of an artwork. Finally for the paper artist, PAPER is a medium very much ALIVE – malleable, enduring, and even assertive – , and it is precisely these characteristics that we highlight during the 2023 IAPMA Congress in Dresden, PAPER ALIVE! Several congress events such as the opening and closing ceremonies, exhibitions, and some workshops will be streamed live via Zoom, Youtube and social media.
REGISTRATION FOR THE CONGRESS - CLOSED AFTER APRIL 2023
Currently, all congress tickets are sold out. In case you would like to reserve a spot on the waitlist, please register through the button 'Join Waitlist' using this link:
The venue for lectures and workshops of the IAPMA Congress 2023 will be the Dresden University of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste) www.hfbk-dresden.de .
One of the key congress exhibitions will be held at the Museum of Decorative Arts (Kunstgewerbemuseum) www.kunstgewerbemuseum.skd with its Design Campus www.designcampus.org . The museum is located at Pillnitz Palace & Park, a beautifully restored Baroque-Chinoiserie ensemble on the bank of River Elbe. A venue for further congress activities will be the Graphic Workshop (Grafikwerkstatt) www.grafikwerkstattdresden.de , and the Dresden City Museum www.stadtmuseum-dresden.de in the 'Country House' www.museen-dresden.de.
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IAPMA's Congress 2023 is being organized, managed and hosted by Fides Linien as Convenor in conjunction with the Dresden University of Fine Arts as Co-Convenor who is providing premisses during some congress activities.
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Congress Coordinator, Nicole Donnelly email@example.com
The congress took place from October 07, 2021 until October 10, 2021.
APPROACH: Create A Bright Future Through Paper
New Congress dates:
Virtual SATURDAYS: September 18, 25, & October 2, 2021
LIVE from Toyota, Japan: October 7 - 10, 2021
In a series of online lectures and demonstrations, the IAPMA Congress will explore the essence of paper and contemporary paper art through the lens of change and future orientation. Organized into three thematic days -- Community, Art & Adaptation, and Global Approach to Craft -- online presenters will explore paper art as a means of community building and resilience, reveal personal explorations and adaptations with the medium of paper and paper pulp, and share culturally diverse experiences of the craft and art of handmade paper today.
While it is not possible to participate in person at the Paper Toyota festival in Toyota, Japan, events such as the opening and closing ceremonies, member exhibitions, and some workshops will be LIVE broadcast via Zoom and Facebook during October 7-10.
REGISTRATION (Virtual Congress Events):
All Congress events are FREE to members.
Download the PROGRAM BOOK below (PDF).
PAPER TOYOTA 2020 festival website: http://papertoyota2020.jp/
The location of the Congress is the central area of Toyota city and Obara in the mountainous surroundings of Toyota City, Japan.
Links to find out more:
Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato: http://www.washinofurusato.jp/
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum: https://www.mingeikan.toyota.aichi.jp/eng.html
PAPER TOYOTA 2020 Executive Committee, Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato, and Toyota Obara Washi Kougei Association.
The Congress will be held jointly with PAPER TOYOTA 2020, an international paper forum hosted by Toyota City in September-November 2021.
The congress took place from May 16, 2018 until May 20, 2018.
PAPER: CONSCIENCE & CONSCIOUSNESS
16 May - 20 May 2018
Pulling from the title of Bulgarian-born writer Elias Cannetti's The Conscience of Words, a collection of essays that followed Crowds and Power, IAPMA looks at the conscience and consciousness of paper in the 21st century, its place in a contemporary, globally connected society and ever-increasing technological world. What are the ethical and moral implications of paper – as a record or document, as a social contract, as an art form, as a craft? What is the power of paper, and what is its weakness? How is the role of paper changing as we progress towards complete digital communication? What is paper's role as we strive for a more conscious, equal, and aware global society? How can we,
as citizens of the world, use paper to affect positive change, social change, environmental change, and technological advances?
Join us for 4 days of presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions exploring the conscience and consciousness of paper art in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria.
Please mark the dates on your calendar: 16 May - 20 May 2018.
Post-Congress: 21 May - 28 May (**the tour is officially running**)
In addition, IAPMA will experience the Sofia Night of the Museums on 19 May, when more than 20,000 visitors come to Sofia to experience its art!
DEADLINE to REGISTER: 15 April 2018
The city of Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, located in the western half of the country. Sofia is the hometown for many major universities and world-renowned cultural institutions, museums, and galleries. It has many historic attractions, and a very high walkability rating. Sofia has a rich history owing to its continuous habitation since 7000 BCE, from the ancient Thracian culture, to the Bulgarian Empire which spread from Asia, to the contemporary culture of today. In 2018 it will be one of the cultural seats of the EU, and uniquely positioned to host the IAPMA congress.
About AMATERAS and SPAF: These incredible exhibitions which take over the city of Sofia for the month of May also coincide with the Night of the Museums, when Sofia attracts over 30,000 visitors to its major cultural institutions in a single evening.
IAPMA's 2018 Congress is planned for Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by member Daniela Todorova and Todor Todorov, in conjunction with AMATERAS and the Sofia Paper Art Fest in May 2018.
EXHIBTION FORMS can be found under "Announcements".
The congress took place from September 12, 2016 until September 16, 2016.
IAPMA is very excited to announce our first Congress in South America in Brazil!
Under the theme Nature, Diversity, & the Art of Paper, IAPMA members will convene in the capital city of Brasilia, 12 -16 September 2016, to participate in presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions of paper art in this uniquely inspiring location. Hosted by member Dr. Therese Hofmann of the Universidade de Brasília, we will gather at the Cultural Centre Bank of Brazil to have an inspiring set of presentations and exhibitions of paper art in their galleries, as well as a Post-Congress Tour.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet many new papermakers and paper artists from Brazil as well as other countries in South America, and to experience the unique papers and traditions of this part of the world. We hope you will join us in Brazil!
Visit the Congress website for up to date information about TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS, CONGRESS FEE, and CALLS for ENTRY: http://iapma2016.com
Post-Congress Tour to Sao Paulo, September 16 - 19.
Brasilia is the captial city and seat of government of Brazil. Located in the Central Highlands, it was inaugurated in 1960 to serve as the new national capital, moving it from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location.
Brasília is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning which attracts architecture aficionados worldwide. Portuguese is the official language, but Spanish and English are also widely spoken. Brasilia has a population of roughly 2.5 million people and is an important transportation hub as well.
Universidade de Brasilia is a world-renowned research institution of 40,000 students.
Brasilia is considered a tropical savana, with a rainy season (October - April) and a dry season (May - September). In the dry season, there is very little rainfall and almost no mosquitoes.
September is springtime in Brasilia, with an average daily high temperature at 28C/83F degrees, and an average low at 16C/60F.
Travel to Brazil
Brazil requires a Tourist Visa in addition to passport for visitors from the following countries:
Please check with your country’s consular office for up to date information.
Or look up other travel details: http://wikitravel.org/en/Brasilia
The congress took place from July 02, 2014 until July 06, 2014.
Home to a rich history in papermaking that spans 800 continuous years, it is an ideal site for a collegial, memorable and inspiring Congress in 2014.The staff of the Museum, led by Director, Giorgio Pellegrini, have worked for years to develop the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana as a centre for learning on many levels – for scholars, for practitioners and for young papermakers of the future.
Fabriano is a beautiful city to visit, nestled in the Appenines. The city prides itself on its welcoming hospitality, with typical cuisine and wines of the extraordinary Marche region where it is located. Close to Assisi and Urbino, great artistic centres; near to Monte Conero which rises from the Adriatic; with easy access to natural wonders such as gorges and caves; Fabriano promises not only immersion in a historic papermaking city but much to enjoy just outside the city limits as well.
The congress took place from October 10, 2012 until October 15, 2012.
The congress took place from September 08, 2010 until September 14, 2010.
The Post Congress Tour took place from September 14th until 18th.
The congress has been held at the Hanji Theme Park in Wonju. Wonju is a one to one and a half hours by bus from Seoul.
Mr. Lee Chang-Bok, president of Hanji institute and team
The congress took place from March 26, 2009 until March 30, 2009.
Fore more information visit http://www.iapmacongress2009.com.au/.
Creative Paper Tasmania
PO Box 973
Tasmania Australia 7320
Michelle Green - Business Manager, Creative Paper Tasmania
The congress took place from August 03, 2006 until August 09, 2006.
Österreichisches Papiermuseum Steyrermühl
For more information visit www.papiermuseum.at
Joachim Tschacher and Team
Helene Tschacher, Eva Juras, Hubert Böckle, Susanne Zehnder
The congress took place from January 01, 2005 until January 01, 2005.
The 2005 Congress took place in Banff, Alberta, Canada, in the heart of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Although surrounded by wilderness, and some of the world's most beautiful scenery, Banff is a thriving town with all amenities. The Banff Centre, with up-to-date conference facilities and meeting rooms, is also an artists' retreat, and has a fully equipped paper studio. Best of all, the well-appointed accommodation was only a few steps from all the Congress activities.
The Banff Centre for the Arts
The congress took place from May 03, 2004 until May 08, 2004.
Jeonju Congress Center
Mr. JIN Dong-Kyu