Artist’s Book Exhibition in Urbino “Apriti Libro!”


Urbino – Città ideale

Libri d’artists dell’archivio Kaus Urbino 2005-2016
Artist’s Book Exhibition from the Archives of Kaus Urbino


Time: 7 April – 5 June 2017
Location: Oratorio San Giovanni Battista, Urbino, Italia

Curators: Giuliano Santini & Francesco Righi


Artist’s book exhibition in Urbino

The Artist’s Book Exhibition opened in one of the most beautiful town in Italy – in Urbino. Many international art projects, international artist’s book and printmaking workshops have been curate by Giuliano Santini, the chief of KAUS in Urbino. Italian and  international artists were creating in Urbino, so it is not surprising that Giuliano Santini decided to show the collection of artist’s books from the archives of Kaus.


Oratorio San Giovanni Battista (The Oratory of St John the Baptist) is a beautiful 14th-century small chapel with magnificent frescos in Urbino. The frescos a late Gothic style from 1416 created by the brothers Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni.


L’Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista di Urbino


L’Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista di Urbino


L’Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista di Urbino

Urbino is a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspect. It hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino.




Urbino from the window of Palazzo Ducale

Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale, rebuilt by Luciano Laurana. In Urbino was born an Italian painter Raffaello da Urbino, architect Donato Bramante.

Urbino – wonderful small town on the hill with narrow streets where so good to be… and where you always want to return.


In Urbino con il giornale “La Repubblica”


© Circle “Bokartas”, Kestutis Vasiliunas