Dear Friends in Art,
We have pleasure to invite you on the opening of the “6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012” in Venice.
Exhibition time: 3 February – 2 March 2012
Opening of the Exhibition: 3 February 2012, 6 p.m.
Location: “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica”, Venice, Italy
Address: Cannaregio 1798, Venice 30121
Artists selected for the Exhibition in Venice:
Sandra Berg Mozard, Sweden
Silvia Braida, Kathy Shank Frate, Zelda Rocchi, Italy
Andra’s Butak, Hungary
Loretta Cappanera, Italy
Fabia Livia de Carvalho, Germany
Elisabetta Diamanti, Italy
Tatiana Discenko, Lithuania
Vittorio Fava, Italy
Roberto Gianinetti, Italy
Brigitte Gmachreich-Jünemann, Germany
Wuon-Gean Ho, U.K.
Sun Young Kang, U.S.A.
Olof Kangas, Finland
Maila Kaos, Estonia
Lucas Kunz, Germany
Dalia Lopez Madrona, Sweden
Else Juhl Lundhus, Denmark
Elisa Pellacani, Italy
R. Prost, U.S.A.
Claire Jeanine Satin, U.S.A.
Aine Scannell, Scotland
Uwe Schloen, Germany
Fumiko Shinkai, Japan
Sigurborg Stefansdottir, Iceland
Silvia Ungaro, Italy
curator of the Triennial
A selection in the selection … That’s unusual and a very big disapointement for a lot of artists, we imagine. For our part, we trusted what was written (and stupidly bought train tickets and reserved an hotel, you know, it’s cheaper when you do it early…). There has never been said that only” happy few” would go to Venice.Or did we miss something ? Will it be like that for all the exhibitions ?
Due to the local organizations working with the collection on tour – their views, actual spaces, or indeed their unforeseen lack of finances – it may be necessary to make selections of books. We will be very critical, though knowing from experience that such is not to be avoided, and we sincerely apologize.
The complete catalogue will always be at the core of any of these exhibitions. We thank you for understanding.
Joseph Johannes Visser and Kestutis Vasiliunas
I also was sad with this notice.
We are delighted to be able to host the Vilnius Triennial here in Venice at SG gallery. There will be a selected number of works on display as the space does not allow for the whole exhibtion; enough however, to give an idea of the flavour and spirit of the whole exhibtiion which will be touring over the next three years.
As one of the curators of the 6th Triennial, it is inspiring to see that book arts is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of the contemporary art scene. Thanks go especially to Kestutis Vasiliunas for his enthusiasm & energy in this respect.