From the Artist’s Book Exhibition in Admont


“Künstlerbücher – Artists’ Books”

International works from 1960 to today

Time: 2 May – 2 November 2014
Location: Museum Stift Admont, Stiftsbibliothek Admont

Art Director Museum Admont Abbey: Dr. Michael Braunsteiner
Initiator & Guest Curator: Barbara Eisner-B.

On-the-road-to-AustriaKestutis Vasiliunas visited the Artist’s Book Exhibition “International works from 1960 to today” in Admont, in Austria.

Do I have to say, that Austria is wonderful Country with small beautiful villages and towns, with blue lakes in the wonderful mountains. The Exhibition was in “Stift Admont”, in one of the small town in mountains. Admont Abbey (German: Stift Admont) is a Benedictine monastery located on the Enns River in the town of Admont.

Admont-Abbey-LibraryThe oldest remaining monastery in Styria, Admont Abbey contains the second largest monastic library in the world after the one in Mafra, Portugal, as well as a long-established scientific collection. Admont Abbey was founded in 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg.










The Artist’s Book Exhibition “International works from 1960 to today” shows major examples of books created by contemporary international artists  from 1960 till today, held in eight public and private collections in Austria and Germany. Each museum presents artist’s books with special concept. Exhibition is very professional made, really interesting for professionals, with very good artist’s book collection. Museum shows not only original artist’s books, but also you can see what are inside the book on a TV monitor.

Curator Mrs. Barbara Eisner-B. was my guide in the Exhibition.

Together with the Exhibition “Künstlerbücher – Artists’ Books” Museum shows:

Wonderful Exhibition: “Des Bücherschreibens ist kein Ende!” (“Of writing books there is no end!”) – books from 1070 till 1483.
“Mechanische Tierwelt” (“Mechanical Animals”) – big collection of children’s toys.

Collection of art from Middle Ages.

Collection from “Naturhistorisches Museum”.

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