Above the Fold:
New Expressions in Origami

June 2 - July 15, 2018

Nine international artists push the boundaries of paper to create bold large-scale origami works. What was once considered a children’s craft becomes a sophisticated and often breathtaking art form.


Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami is an engaging, thought-provoking, and interdisciplinary look at the modern advances in origami through contemporary artwork.

Origami, literally meaning “paper folding,” has evolved from a Japanese craft into a highly expressive, global art form that intersects and impacts the realms of art and science. Today, artists from all over the world are folding paper into increasingly elaborate and provocative sculptural works, while scientists and mathematicians are using origami to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Each artist has created pieces specifically for this tour—and together for the first time, their collective works present unique and “above the fold” commentaries on diverse aspects of modern life and art.

Meet the visionary master folders.

Above the Fold is the first traveling exhibition to bring a group of origami installations and conceptual sculptures from around the world to North American audiences.

This exhibit is curated by Meher McArthur and the tour is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.