Mujeres de Papel is an exhibition of origami artwork that will bring together the work of 72 artists from 22 countries. It will include over 260 contemporary origami creations folded using a broad spectrum of styles and techniques and it aims to be a tribute to femininity in which we will explore the presence of women in the origami world, first of all as active and creative people but also as subject of representation.
The first step of the exhibition will be held from 17 December 2016 until 12 March 2017 in Escuela Museo Origami Zaragoza (EMOZ), the first museum in Europe devoted entirely to origami.
The idea for the exhibition was born in 2015, at the AEP convention in Barcelona, during a conversation between Alessandra Lamio, Daniela Carboni and Felipe Moreno, the EMOZ president, about the activities, the future planning and the upcoming exhibitions of the museum.We thought together that it could be interesting to explore the presence of women in the origami world by collecting models created by authors from around the world, and made using very different techniques and styles. We would love to find out whether or not there is a fil rouge, although very thin, common in these works.
We felt it was also important to complete this homage to femininity with a collection of models representing the woman body, fascinating subject but difficult to render with the techniques of origami, which has always tested the ability of authors.
Each room will be dedicated to a different kind of origami (representational, geometric, modular etc)
The exhibition, however, will present a wider path: a journey into the mind of creative women, where we will discover what are the kinds of origami created with a predominance of right hemisphere brain areas, and those most connected to the left hemisphere.
The two parts of the exhibition will be graphically characterized and accompanied with different music; in each room there will be explanatory panels, very simple and didascalic, showing the main brain areas involved in the creation of that kind of origami.
The last room is devoted to the representation of the female body through origami and is a tribute to the woman seen as a source of artistic inspiration; in this room, there will be models created by both male and female artists.