Theme: Memento Mori
Summary of the Project:
The “8th International Artist’s Book 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 Book Triennial Vilnius” is organised periodically since 1997. The Artist’s Book 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 21 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 Artist’s Book Triennials:
Time & Location of the “8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018”:
2018 March 15–18, “Leipzig Book Fair“, Germany;
2018 May 18–20, Palazzo Ducale “Data”, Urbino, Italy. The 8th Artist’s Book Triennial was part of the Festival “Urbino e le Citta del Libro” (“Urbino – the Town of Book”);
2018 July 19 – September 23, “The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania“, Vilnius, Lithuania;
2019 February 23 – March 10, “Museo Leone”, Vercelli, Italy;
2019 March 15 – April 13, Gallery SG, “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica“, Venice, Italy;
2019 June 14 – July 8, The Plunge Municipal Clock Tower Library, Lithuania;
2019 August 23 – September 29, “Evanston Art Center“, Evanston, IL, USA;
2019 November 1 – December 4, Reed Library of the State University of New York at Fredonia, USA.
Application: Each artist may submit only one artist’s book.
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, Lithuania
Artist, Artist’s Book Creator, Lithuania
Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
For the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial artists were selected by the international jury + few invited artists.
Artists selected for the 8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018
70 artists from 26 countries selected for the “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018”
Main Prize – The Solo Artist’s Book Exhibition in Vilnius in 2021 together with the “9th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2021″. The international grand jury panel awarded the Main Prize to the artist Magdalena Cordero Echeverria from Chile.
It is the first time when the jury decided to give the Honourable Mention to artists:
Vittorio Fava from Italy
Stephen Mumberson from England
Anna Snaedis Sigmarsdottir from Iceland
Motoko Tachikawa from Japan
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 from 35 Euro.
The Catalogue – 8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018
Organiser of the Triennial: Circle “Bokartas”
Curator: Kestutis Vasiliunas
In Cooperation with:
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Graphic Art Department, Vilnius, Lithuania;
IAKH: Globus Galerie + Edition Lebensretter, Leipzig, Germany;
ISIA, Urbino, Italy;
Festival “Urbino e le Città del Libro”, Italy;
The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
Città di Vercelli & “Museo Leone”, Vercelli, Italy;
“Scuola Internazionale di Grafica”, Venezia, Italy;
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, USA;
Reed Library of the State University of New York at Fredonia, USA;
The Plunge Municipal Clock Tower Library, Lithuania.
Main Sponsor: Lithuanian Council for Culture
© Artist’s Book Creators 2018-2019