Techniques: Cutting and Tearing

On View: 
Tuesday, September 24, 1991 to Sunday, March 8, 1992

On view are examples of paper, fabric, ceramics, and metalwork that have been cut, ripped, or otherwise perforated. Cut-paper silhouettes, a pierced silver basket, a fabric with holes "burnt out" by an acid process, all illustrate this "subtractive" process. 

This installation highlights objects from the Museum's permanent collection, and is part of the ongoing exhibition, The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.