Paper Art Show

Turin Book Fair - Torino, 2002

Burgo established a collaborative relationship with IAPMA that resulted in the realization of 9 editions of exhibition events. On the occasion of various editions of the Turin Book Fare works realized by IAPMA artists were exhibited at the Burgo stand.
VIII edition of the Paper Art Show
Exhibited at the Burgo stand - 2002 Book Fair:
The "Culture of Paper" operation represented Burgo’s willingness to promote, through paper, the circulation of ideas and significant works of art in addition to the natural attitude towards creativity and design that has always been part of our tradition. Confirmation that paper is still today the most diffused and used medium of communication.



Paper Art Show 1995-2003 at the Turin Book Fair
The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) was founded in 1986 by Fred Siegenthaler of Switzerland, when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. IAPMA is a truly international organization with more than 450 members in 41 countries: artists, paper makers, scientists, conservators, educators from schools and universities, museum officials and people interested in and fascinated by paper in the broadest sense. With paper and communication as its underlying basis, the main objective of the Association is to facilitate and encourage an international exchange of ideas and to share information about hand papermaking. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity and inspiration for members to work together, to share solutions to technical problems, to explore different cultural backgrounds and approaches to papermaking. The Association is headed by an executive committee. Its eleven members are elected every two years and, on a voluntary basis, co-ordinate the association’s activities. Two bulletins and four newsletters per year are the organization’s main means of communication providing information about exhibitions, publications, projects and techniques involving handmade paper. They also feature individual artists, papermakers and their ideas. All members are invited to share information with other members: in the form of announcements of up-coming events such as workshops and exhibitions or reports and reviews of such events. IAPMA exists by close networking of all of its members. It is easy to imagine how difficult it would otherwise be to keep an association spread worldwide informed and to create a spirit of common relationship Beginning with the Autumn 2000 issue, newsletters are published on the IAPMA website and sent by regular mail only by request to members without internet access. English is the official language of IAPMA. The annual meetings are international affairs with representatives attending from all over the world. IAPMA has organized congresses every year since its founding in 1986 with few exeptions. Organizing committees for the meetings in different countries have typically provided insight into their local paper history. Trips to paper mills, artists´ studios, paper factories and museums are arranged as well as a series of workshops and lectures. During a congress members have the opportunity to share their own knowledge of papermaking through demonstrations, workshops, slide shows and panel discussions. They may also exhibit, trade, or sell their own work according to the particular congress program for that year. The congress 2003 took place in Geneva, Switzerland and in 2004 in Jeonju, South Korea. Plans are in the work for 2005 in Banff, Canada and for 2006 in Steyrermühl, Austria. IAPMA publishes a members´ list every year. Each member can use this list to contact other members directly. The Association does not assist members in distributing their artworks or art crafts, nor does it permit commercial advertising in its publications. Members may, however add various links to their own gallery web site information.