9 May 2016 - 1 Iyyar 5776 - א' אייר ה' אלפים תשע"ו
Paper art exhibition at Jaffa Museum E-mail

Old Jaffa Museum is currently showcasing a contemporary paper art exhibition, the first of its kind in Israel. The exhibition, curated by artist Paul Jackson, will run until the end of August, and brings together 30 worldrenowned paper masters.

Jackson has been a professional artist since 1982, and his paper folding sculptures are displayed in museums and galleries around the world. He has published over 30 books on paper art and has created many commercial projects. Nowadays, he teaches at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design.

The exhibition displays “crumpled” works by the French artist Vincent Floderer, as well as creations by the artist and mathematician Martin L. Demaine and his son, MIT Professor Erik Demaine, who received a half-million-dollar McArthur Fellowship grant to study the mathematics of folding.

In addition, Dr. Robert Lang, one of the developers of car airbags, displays works of art created by hundreds of folds of paper. The exhibition also hosts the German artist Heinz Strobl and his works made from folded strips of paper hundreds of metres long, as well as other leading and respected artists from Japan, Europe, the US and Israel.

Paper art workshops for the whole family are offered in cooperation with the Israeli Origami Center, showcasing the unlimited possibilities of paper art created especially for the exhibition. Visitors will learn about three techniques of paper art: paper crumpling, paper folding and paper cutting.

The Old Jaffa Museum (10 Mifratz Shlomo Street, Jaffa) is located in an ancient building from the 13th century that has recently been renovated. The new format of the museum offers contemporary art exhibitions featuring artists from Israel and abroad.

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