The museum serves Los Angeles through its mission to champion cultural understanding by encouraging curiosity about our diverse world through the universal lens of art. CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists.
The grant will provide exhibition support for Paperwork, a survey of work highlighting contemporary innovations of traditional craft techniques associated with paper cutting. In the age of “the cloud,” paper has come to seem quaint, decorative, even wasteful or obsolescent. In the contemporary art world, this ancient medium is enjoying a new heyday, as artists around the globe explore it as though it were a newly discovered material, a medium in its own right. The exhibition will run from September 2015 through January 2016.