Organized by Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Curated by Steven Matijcio
Made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. Also supported by Danish Arts Council; the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; and The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
The medium of paper is a fragile vehicle – carrying the weight of written thought, but acutely vulnerable to travel, climate, and time. This endangered status accelerates in an increasingly digitized and environmentally conscious society, where the "paperless economy” is turning said material into simultaneous antiquity and the abject. Yet even as paper struggles against its purportedly imminent extinction, artists around the world are paying homage to its precarious empire. Paperless celebrates these refugees of the information age, gathering 15 international artists who create theatrical elegies to the pariah of so-called "progress.”