Pulp as Portal: Socially Engaged Hand Papermaking

Cody Arnall (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


A handmade collaborative book by Expanded Draught (E.D.), and bound by E.D. member, Megan Singleton, was included in "Pulp as Portal". Show Statement - "As an extension of the broad survey Social Paper, co-curated by Jessica Cochran and Melissa Potter in 2014, Pulp as Portal adds to growing discourse around the contemporary art of hand papermaking as socially engaged art. The exhibition reveals the artist’s book—specifically bookworks, publications, zines and printed matter—as both artwork and outcome: How do hand papermakers today animate the ethos of social engagement, activism, community, and collectivity in the processes they employ to make paper? How are these ideas at play and embodied in the resulting books and printed matter?"

Curator, Jessica Cochran is a Prof. in the Department of Art Admin. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was named 'Curator to Watch' by Chicago Magazine in 2013.

Curator, Melissa Potter is also an artist and writer. She is an Assoc. Prof. in the Art and Art History Department of Columbia College Chicago.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Feb 3 2017


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