|Rabbits in Motion, Ronald Koh, Folded by Ng Boon Choon|
Now, decades after the original exhibition, origami is about to make a grand return to The Cooper Union. The revival show, titled "Surface to Structure: Folded Forms," will bring together over 80 artists from 5 continents, showing how the ancient art has evolved since "Plane Geometry." Origami masters and contemporary artists will come together from all corners of world, displaying the artistic potential embedded in every single sheet of paper.
"We want to share our passion for this art form with the world and inspire others to take part in and contribute to the legacy of origami," explained exhibition curator Uyen Nguyen, currently a senior at The Cooper Union. Nguyen is currently raising funds for the exhibition, which will be free to the public, on IndieGogo. The money raised will go to the international shipping costs of the works as well as insurance and installation fees. Head to the IndieGogo page to learn more and donate.
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Uyen Nguyen (via O-List):
I would like to invite you all to Surface to Structure: Folded Forms, an
origami exhibition that I am curating from June 19th through July 4th in
New York City. This exhibition is free of charge and open to the public.
It features more than 80 contemporary artists from 5 continents including
Bernie Peyton, Giang Dinh, David Brill, Nguyen Hung Cuong, Brian Chan,
Paolo Bascetta, Joel Cooper, Eric Joisel, and many others.
Surface to Structure will be located at The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square,
New York, NY, 10003. Cooper Union was also the site of the 1959 exhibition
Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures, the first origami exhibition in the
United States. Surface to Structure will display a small number of pieces
from the artists of the original 1959 exhibition as well as contemporary
pieces that push the boundaries of this artform beyond its traditional
This is a large project, and my team and I are looking to crowdfund this
exhibition. We have an Indiegogo campaign up, which can be found here:
Any and all donations will be met with great enthusiasm. Please help us
spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in attending or
donating to our campaign. If you can’t donate, we still hope to see you at
Surface to Structure. The exhibition will be open for the duration of this
year’s origami convention, so if you’re in town for the convention, stop on