IAPMA Congress

IAPMA Congress is an international paper-themed congress where IAPMA members share their knowledge about paper through lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and other programs about paper and paper art. The congress is held all over the world, and takes place every two years. The congress for 2020 will mainly be held at Sangohkan in Toyota City.
The congress held at Sangohkan from September 18 to 20 will be open to non-IAPMA members as well. It will be conducted primarily in English, but will also include interpretation in Japanese.
Please do take this opportunity to enjoy getting to know people from all over the world through paper!
* In view of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, IAPMA Congress 2020 will be postponed until autumn of 2021.

Presentation / Panel Discussion / Demonstration

People from international paper-related organizations, makers, and artists will give presentations and demonstrations with the theme “APPROACH.”

Venue Toyota sangohkan nohgakudo (Toyota sangohkan 8F)

Dates

18th to 20th September 2020 (Postponed: until autumn of 2021)
Note *The primary language will be Japanese, but simultaneous English interpretation will also be available.
*The congress on the 21st and 22nd will be held in the Obara district, and mainly attended by IAPMA members only.
Links

IAPMA Congress in Sofia 2018

Paper Night Market


IAPMA Congress members will sell highly original paper and art they have created themselves. You will encounter rare products that are not available commercially.

Venue TOYOCBA
Dates 20th September 2020 (Postponed: until autumn of 2021)
Time Start 6:00 pm
Links https://toyocba.com/

IAPMA Paper Art Exhibition “APPROACH”


Works by paper artists from around the world selected by IAPMA will be brought together for an exhibition at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art gallery and Toyota city Folk Craft Museum.

Venue Toyota Municipal Museum of Art gallery
Dates 15th to 22th September 2020 (Postponed: until autumn of 2021)
Time 9:00 am to 5:30 pm(final entry: 17:00)
Note *Admission free
Links https://www.museum.toyota.aichi.jp/en/

 

Venue Toyota Citizen’s Cultural Hall
Dates 15th to 22th September 2020
Time 9:00 am to 5:30 pm(final entry: 17:00)
Note *Admission free
Links http://www.cul-toyota.or.jp/sisetuda/simin_bunka00.html

 

Venue Toyotashi Mingei-kan (Folk Craft Museum) /Room No.1 & No.2
Dates 17th September to 11th Octorber 2020 (Postponed: until autumn of 2021)
Time 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Note *Admission free
Links https://www.mingeikan.toyota.aichi.jp/eng.html

 

About IAPMA

“IAPMA” International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists

The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) is the world leading organisation for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Düren, Germany, when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. While paper history and production are one facet of the Association’s activities, the central focus is paper role as art form and as a contemporary artistic medium.

The Association’s main objective is to facilitate an international exchange of artistic ideas and share information about hand papermaking and paper art. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity for members to work together, collaborate on artistic projects and exhibitions, share solutions to technical problems, explore different paper-related cultural backgrounds, and encourage new approaches to paper arts.

Links: https://www.iapma.info/