This is a heads-up for creators of intricate action paper-folded sculptures.
The Morris Museum in Morristown NJ (an hour's drive west from Manhattan) is putting on a series of exhibitions of kinetic sculpture over the next 3 years: "A Cache of Kinetic Art" It just sent out this call for entries for their upcoming Simply Steampunk show: https://morrismuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2019-Simply-Steampunk-Exhibition-Prospectus.pdf I asked the curator, Michele Marinelli, whether origami sculptures would be considered. She sent back this friendly reply: As you are aware, the theme for 2019 is "Simply Steampunk," and the submissions we are expecting (and receiving) heavily incorporate various types of machinery, e.g. Victorian machine fantasies like those of Jules Verne, combining science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). I'm sure not kinetic origami works will sufficiently fit this year's theme, but they can certainly contribute to "Tiny Intricacies" 2020 and "Timeless Movements," 2021. I hope to have the prospectus for 2020 (and possibly 2021) completed and sent out by the end of this November, allowing artists more than enough time to conceive and fabricate works they want to submit. If you or someone you know creates works incorporating origami that fit within the Steampunk theme, which we've intentionally left quite broad, please feel free to pass the information forward! She also seemed receptive to my suggestion that educational programs on origami action models might be a good complement to the exhibitions. Whether or not origami makes it into the Morris Museum, I'm hoping that just the idea of the exhibition inspires some great new paper-folded creations. Karen (putting on both my origami and curatorial hats) cc: Michele Marinelli, The Morris Museum Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS Independent Exhibit Curator karenmre...@gmail.com Princeton Research Forum, a community of independent scholars: http://www.princetonresearchforum.org/ Karen Reeds, co-Ringleader Princeton Public Library Origami Group Affiliate of Origami USA, http://origamiusa.org/ We usually meet 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, First Floor, Quiet Room. Free! We provide paper! All welcome! (Kids under 8, please bring a grown-up.) Princeton Public Library info: 609.924.9529 https://princetonlibrary.org/ Celebrating 12 years of paperfolding in Princeton! (Next meeting: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:30-8pm)