Theme: “Memento Mori”
Summary of the Project:
The “8th International Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius 2018” is a unique non-commercial cultural project, organised to promote artist’s books, creators of artist’s books from all over the world, and to connect galleries, publishers, editors and printers of fine art & limited editions, the greater general public, collectors and individual artists.
It is an educational art project involving world-renowned artists to familiarise art teachers, students and general public with the interdisciplinary arts with the stunning variety of artistic disciplines in an artist’s book – and especially to stimulate creativity and love for books.
With the world-wide support of fine artists we continue our Project of the Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius on the very best artistic level:
Great Artists making a Great Exhibition!
The “International Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius” is organised periodically since 1997. The Artist’s Books Triennials Vilnius is a travelling event showing in Vilnius (Lithuania), Leipzig, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Rheine (Germany), Lille (France), Silkeborg (Denmark), Venice and Vercelli (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Halmstad (Sweden) and Salzburg (Austria). During 20 years the Artist‘s Book Triennials has taken place seven times. An international jury has chosen the best 838 submissions from 65 countries to be displayed during successive exhibitions:
In 20 years 1610 artists from 93 countries have submitted more than 3000 artist’s books for the “International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius”:
History of the Triennials:
Time & Location of the “8th Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius 2018”:
2018 March 15–18, “Leipzig Book Fair”, Germany – Confirmed;
2018 March 31 – April 15, “Complesso Monumentale Guglielmo II”, Monreale, Sicilia, Italy;
2018 May 14–20, “Data”, Urbino, Italy – Confirmed. The 8th Triennial will be the part of the “Urbino e le Citta del Libro” Festival (“Urbino – the Town of Book”);
2018 July, Siauliai, Lithuania;
2018 August-September – “The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania”, Vilnius, Lithuania – Confirmed;
2019 Spring – “Museo Leone’, Vercelli, Italy – Confirmed;
2019 March 8 – April 13, “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica”, Venice, Italy – Confirmed;
2019 Summer, “Evanston Art Center”, Evanston, IL, USA – Confirmed;
2019 November, “Fredonia State University”, USA – Confirmed;
All information will be in the website.
15th of November, 2017. Original artist’s book, the Entry Form, CV and the Entry Fee must be sent till the 15th of November 2017.
Extended Deadline: 19th of December 2017. Original artist’s book, the Entry Form, CV and the Entry Fee must be sent till the 19th of December 2017.
Application: Each artist may submit only one artist’s book. We don’t want to show one artist’s book in the Exhibition, and to keep two books in the box.
Please, download the Entry Form:
Dr. Michael Braunsteiner
Art Director, Contemporary Art Museum Admont, Austria
Mag. Barbara Eisner-B.
Initiator & Guest Curator, Contemporary Art Museum Admont, Austria
Prof. Martin Gredler
Werbe Design Akademie, Salzburg, Austria
Artist, Artist’s Book Creator
Artist, Artist’s Book Creator
Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas
Vilnius Academy of Arts
Entry Fee. In this critical economic situation, when the culture projects in Lithuania are supported very little, we have to ask for the entry fee to cover 10 percent of the project expenses, for getting some support for realisation the ambitious international educational project in Lithuania, Germany, Italy and USA. Thank you for understanding.
Main Prize – The Solo Artist’s Books Exhibition in Vilnius in 2021 together with the “9th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2021″.
Catalogue: The organisers will publish the catalogue. As usually it will be printed in typography and bounded by hands like an artist’s book. Each artist (selected or not selected for the exhibition) will get the catalogue for free. Normally it cost 25 Euro.
Organiser of the Triennial: Circle “Bokartas”
Curator: Kestutis Vasiliunas
In Cooperation with:
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Graphic Art Department, Vilnius, Lithuania;
Gallery “Globus”, Leipzig, Germany;
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, Italy;
ISIA, Urbino, Italy;
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, USA;
Museo Leone, Vercelli, Italy;
Shipping: Artist’s book, Entry Form and Entry Fee must be sent till the 15th of November 2017. Please write “No Commercial Value”. Please declare the value for the customs no more 20 USD or 20 Euro.
Address: Works must be sent to:
8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018
Filaretu 9 – 5