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Suspended paper labyrinths and a paper tapestry are among the highlights of this year's fair.

Art on Paper 2022 to Unfold With Strong Gallery Participation

A viewer contemplates a work at Art on Paper 2021. Courtesy Art on Paper.

Art on Paper, New York's paper-based contemporary art fair, will return to Manhattan's Pier 36 from 8 to 11 September.

Eighty-seven galleries are taking part this year, a significant leap up from 67 in 2021.

'The fair has always had a notable international component, but many of those galleries were not able to join us in 2021 due to travel restrictions,' said Kelly Freeman, Director of AMP Events, which organises the fair. 'With the reopening of borders, we've been able to welcome back more of these incredible programmes.'

'Art on Paper is inherently a remarkable opportunity to access the global art market during New York City's Armory Week, and as such, the fair has a dedicated audience that returns year over year to support exhibiting programmes and artists,' she added.

Freeman said she was especially excited to spend time with the public projects programme devoted to female makers.

Among the works by women are a mobile comprising repurposed waste paper 'cookies' by New York-based Japanese ceramicist and designer Yuko Nishikawa that will be suspended in Art on Paper's central lounge. Nearby, Wook+Lattuada (New York) will present NYU professor emeritus Angiola Churchill's Labyrinth, an installation of suspended paper walls with cut out labyrinthine patterns.

Art on Paper 2021.

Art on Paper 2021. Courtesy Art on Paper.

Also occupying the fair's central axis will be a site-specific installation from Bang Geul Han's ongoing series of paper tapestries 'Warp and Weft'. The creation was handwoven from paper print outs of legal documents regarding subjects such as reproductive rights, and immigration.

Other works to seek out at the fair include an intricate suspended paper installation by Shanthi Chandrasekar shown by LAMINAproject (New York), Lucha Rodríguez's 'knife drawings' at the booth of Paradigm Gallery (Philadelphia), and Leah Hewson's interactive installation Kin Connection, presented by Dublin's Stoney Road Press.

Galleries making a return to Art and Paper this year include: Sous Les Etoiles (New York), SEIZAN (Tokyo), Richard Levy (Albuquerque), Chiefs and Spirits (The Hague), and Beatriz Esguerra Art (Bogota).

The fair's 35 newcomers include Gallery Tableau (Seoul), Cynthia Corbett Gallery (London), K+Y Contemporary Art (Paris), and The Art Gallery (Buenos Aires).

Asked what makes Art on Paper so special, Freeman said, 'the medium-driven focus is above all a curatorial prompt. Exhibitors look to the notion of paper as a starting off point for visual conversation — pulling together concise and unique presentations that really make the fair stand apart from its compatriots.'

See the full list of 2022 exhibitors for Art on Paper here. —[O]

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