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Papertrails
Exhibition 11 January–29 April 2022
Installation photograph from the Papertrails exhibition in A4’s Reading Room. Various forms of printed matter are arranged on a custom wooden display table.
Installation view: Papertrails curated by francis burger and Jonah Sack, January 11, 2022–April 29, 2022. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title Papertrails Dates 11 January–29 April 2022 Location Reading Room Tagline Independent publications, printed matter and making in the Reading Room with francis burger and Jonah Sack.
Curator francis burger Jonah Sack
Credits

Facilitators:
Lavendhri Arumugam
Sven Glietenberg
Lalela Arts Programme

Papertrails is an interactive exhibition and working studio taking place in A4's Reading Room. The project engages a selection of books, pamphlets, and other print-and-paper matter published in South Africa from the 1950s to the present. These publications are drawn from a number of personal and public collections as well as from the archive of the Independent Publishing Project (2011–), an artist-run library of small-scale and self-produced publications. Papertrails is imagined as a creative library where printed matter can be played with, made and remade – and will host a series of open days and workshops.

Papertrails is facilitated by francis burger and Jonah Sack with the participation of Lavendhri Arumugam, Sven Glietenberg, the Lalela arts programme and others, in conversation with Sean O'Toole's Photo book! Photo-book! Photobook! taking place in A4's Gallery.

Installation view: Papertrails curated by francis burger and Jonah Sack, January 11, 2022–April 29, 2022. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Installation view: Papertrails curated by francis burger and Jonah Sack, January 11, 2022–April 29, 2022. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
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