7th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015

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Exhibition theme: “Error” {Mistake}

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Jury started to work for selecting an artist’s books for the “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015”.

The “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015” organized in order to promote artist’s books all over the world and to make an exchanges between artists. With the great support of the Artists we hope to keep the highest artistic level of the 7th Artist’s Book Triennial as it was in previous our Triennials. With your participation we hope to make a remarkable Exhibition of artist’s books, and to open a window for people to discover a wonderful world of artist’s books.

Circle “Bokartas” in cooperation with the “Artist’s Book Creators Community” organize the “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015”. We are non-profit organization holding the International Artist’s Book Exhibitions for the last 19 years. Since 1994 twelve artists books exhibitions and six International Artist‘s Book Triennials were organized where 715 artists from 63 countries were selected for the Triennials by the jury. Triennials took place not only in Lithuania, but also in Salzburg (Austria), Lille (France), Frankfurt on Main, Leipzig, Bentlage (Germany), Halmstad (Sweden), Silkeborg (Denmark), Venice (Italy) and Seoul (South Korea).

Exhibition theme: “Error” {mistake}

The purpose of the “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015″ is to incite artists to create conceptual works which correspond to the offered theme. We want to provoke artists to think and to create an artist’s books on this strange theme of the 7th Triennial – “Error”. Errors {mistakes} plays important role not only in our life, but also in creative process. Many scientific discoveries have been made by mistake, by error. The same are in art. We are looking for artist’s books made with errors, artist’s books with typographical, printing or binding errors. Artist’s books created about “errors” in our life and art, errors in science and engineering, errors in languages or errors on the road, and etc.

Time & Location. We plane to show the 7th Triennial:
2015 March 12–15, Leipzig Book Fair, Germany;
2015 September 5–19, Museo “Leone”, Vercelli, Italy;
2015 October 22 – November 21, Gallery “Titanikas”, Vilnius, Lithuania;
2016 January 16-17, “Museum der Arbeit”, Hamburg, Germany;
2016 July 30 – August 27, “The Cole Art Center”, Nacogdoches, TX 75961, U.S.A. – Confirmed;
2016 Autumn, Australia.

Deadline: 15th of November 2014 for original artist’s books and the Entry Form.

Main Prize – The personal artist’s books exhibition in Vilnius in 2018 together with the “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018”.

Exhibition will be composed:
The “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015″ is anniversary Triennial – 7 is Magical Number. So we decided that the 7th Artist’s Book Triennial will be composed: 1) by invited artists (who participated many time in the Triennials); and 2) artists selected by the international jury.

International Jury:

Prof. Joseph Johannes Visser, The Netherlands;
Prof. Hanne Matthiesen, Denmark;
Dr. Vaidilute Brazauskaite-L., Lithuania;
Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas, Lithuania.

Jury will select part of artist’s books for the “7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015” in the end of November 2014.

Entry Form:
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History of the Triennial:

The “1st International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 1997” was organized in Vilnius, in the capital of Lithuania, in the Gallery “Kaire Desine”. The theme of it was “Diary: Eight Days”. 62 artists from 13 countries were selected for the Triennial.

The “2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000” was in Vilnius in the Gallery “Arka”, and in 2001 in the “Galerie 5020” in Salzburg. The theme of it was “Apocalypse”. 140 artists from 29 countries were selected for the Triennial.

The “3rd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2003” took part in 2003, in the “Contemporary Art Centre” in Vilnius. The theme of it was “23 Sins”. 119 artists from 37 countries were selected for the Triennial. After the exhibition in Vilnius the Triennial was showed in 2004 in “Frankfurt Art Fair” in Frankfurt on Main, Germany; in 2004 in Thomas Mannas’ House in Nida, Lithuania; in 2004 in the Gallery “Le Carre” in Lille, France;

The “4th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2006” took part in 2006, in the Gallery “Arka” in Vilnius. The theme of it was “Rabbit and House”. 132 artists from 29 countries were selected for the Triennial. After the exhibition in Vilnius the Triennial was showed in 2007 in “Leipzig Book Fair” in Leipzig, Germany and in “Seoul International Book Arts Fair”, South Korea.

The “5th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2009” took part in 2009. The theme of it was “Text”. For the Triennial jury selected 134 artists from 34 countries. The Triennial was showed in “Leipzig Book Fair”, in Germany; in Gallery “Arka”, in Vilnius; in “Art Centre Silkeborg Bad”, in Silkeborg, Denmark; in “Hübner Bokform”, in Halmstad, Sweden; in “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica”, in Venice, Italy.

The “6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012” took part in 2012. The theme of the Triennial was “Love”. The international jury selected 131 artists from 33 countries for the exhibition. The Triennial was showed in “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica”, in Venice, Italy; in “Leipzig Book Fair”, Germany; in the Gallery “Titanikas”, Vilnius; and in “Kloster Bentlage”, in Rheine, Germany.

Organiser of the Triennial:
Circle “Bokartas”.

In Cooperation with:
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Graphic department, Vilnius, Lithuania;
Gallery “Titanikas”, Vilnius, Lithuania;
“The Cole Art Center”, Nacogdoches, U.S.A.;
Gallery “Globus”, Leipzig, Germany;
Artist’s Book Creators Community;

Sponsor:
Lithuanian Council for Culture

Curator: Kestutis Vasiliunas
E-mail: vasiliunas@bookart.lt
Mob: +370 656 05379

7 Responses to 7th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015

  1. At least an error would make you wonder and seek.

    • Dear Joseph, error gives life taste. Errors in art makes Art.

      • There is this force in a development that we call ‘trial and error’; childish simple (and the only way to practically learn), whilst on the other hand an idea of utter-difficulty.
        Happily inconclusive as such. Thus we do stand a chance, which makes it a humane task to have a hand in the development.
        The explicitly mentioned element of ‘error’ – for me – makes the difficult part.
        With ‘trial’ I am OK.
        Away from the context of the UN (I mean the complex of do’s and don’t’s that we agreed on related to a responsible society where mankind finds a minimum of security), I have a fair lack of understanding for Moral, and I should add that I am all for the use of the word and idea ‘morals’ to show how probable diversity is in that field.
        I seem to see the implication of an existing idea of value where ‘error’ comes in.
        However, that should be nicely out of the question when ‘trial’ should get at least something of an chance.
        Now that ‘error’ – not just the word, but the bloody thing in capitals and crying out loud: ‘ERROR’ – is to be capitalised on, I being an artist is starting to be confused:
        The context is ‘an artist’s-book’, which historically seems to give you a bit of creative freedom (at least it is away from economical standards and influences),
        but then:
        There seems to be something of a standard that this artist’s-book now asked for should refer to as an entity that is away from conclusiveness, and in the very state of being it should call for a right of showing the opposing view towards an unknown, probably only suspected, rule of righteousness.
        Well being a bit of a child, such word ‘righteousness’ is enough to get me started with a wild adventure of trials – surely getting myself into trouble with anyone that likes to call out ‘ERROR’.
        This new theme seems to be open to a world of artistic and philosophical quests in which we cannot fail unless we show to be bound to the rights and wrongs of life and artistry and kill the idea of a quest with every step in the creative process – may judgement be on that!

  2. Roberto Scala says:

    Thank you very much do you received my art books to the international Contemporary art project Error, is the best exhibition in Lituania so please let me know about the selection about of artist i waiting for you info thank
    Prof. Roberto Scala
    Italy and mail artist

  3. Roberto Scala says:

    Hello Good sunday .
    I need. Info ABOUT the selection of Error do You included one of my three art books i will and donate for you eccelent project please let me know
    Mr. Professor Roberto Scala
    Via Molini 11 – 80061 Massa Lubrense (NA)ITALY
    0039 3475714764
    robertoscala@inwind.it

  4. Roberto Scala says:

    Good sunday Where is Professor Roberto Dcala
    ERROR?

  5. Dear Mr. Professor Roberto Scala,
    We regret to advise You that Your artworks has not been accepted by the international jury to the “7th International Artist‘s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015”. We are very sorry.
    Sincerely,
    Kestutis Vasiliunas
    curator

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