BAD PAPER is a multi-disciplinary editions and publications company based in Cape Town. Born out of excitement for the potential of more accessible contemporary artwork, we aim to fill a gap in the set of alternatives to the gallery system by utilizing multiples as a form for our works. BAD PAPER was founded with the vision of creating an environment where artists are able to explore the potential of their work as an edition or publication and the ways that doing so could influence their practice.
Conceptually, we’re interested in the idea of the multiple and all that it entails, including the lives of a single artwork in multiple locations, the preciousness (or lack thereof) in a copy, and the human elements of imperfection intrinsic to the process of repetition. With those questions in mind, BAD PAPER collaborates with artists to concretize their existing ideas or to translate their prior experience into different modes of thinking. Ultimately, this results in tangible pieces ranging in medium from sculptures and designed objects to prints and artist books.
BAD PAPER was co-founded in 2016 by visual artist Rodan Kane Hart and book/graphic designer Ben Johnson. We are currently completing a residency in A4 Arts Foundation, and welcome suggestions for collaborations, workshops, future residencies, or anything else.
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