Paper art exhibition traces the material's past and future

2021-01-13 12:04:32

A paper dinosaur on show. [Photo provided to China Daily] The Skills and Artistry of Chinese Handcrafted Papermaking exhibition views the history of handmade paper in China, tracing diverse techniques and the role of paper in delivering information and intelligence in the development of human society. Furthermore, the exhibition shows how artists, scientists and educators are often inspired by these centuries-old techniques, and develop novel ways to present the beauty of handmade paper and the ancient wisdom it embodies. Jointly presented by China Science and Technology Museum, Tsinghua University's Academy of Arts and Design and Beijing Normal University, the exhibition, which will run until Feb 21, centers around the revival of paper-based crafts in a modern context by showing contemporary artworks and models made for educational purposes. It refreshes people's experience with paper in terms of the conservation of cultural heritage, art and science.