Retro 7: 2nd Artist‘s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000


2nd Artist’s Book Triennial in the Gallery “Arka”

Retro 7: 2nd International Artist‘s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000

Theme: “Apocalypse”

This is what is left-over

Time & Location: 2–28 November 2000, Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania

The main Exhibition of the 2nd Artist’s Book Triennial was exhibited in the Gallery “Arka” in old town of Vilnius. The gallery has beautiful cozy spaces for exhibiting artist’s books. For installing it we used some white tables and book shelfs made for the 1st Artist’s Book Triennial, also some glass boxes.

As I found my photos, made with analogue camera, from the exhibition of the 2nd Artist’s Book Triennial in gallery “Arka”, I scanned it and this time I would like to share the view of the exhibition in the gallery.

Most of the artist’s books were original, artist’s book-objects. Wonderful artist’s books, small and big, very sensitive and “brutal”, from different materials, created in different styles. Few artists sent artist’s book installations, like Sabine Hoffmann from Germany, Elena Panayotova from Bulgaria, Roberta Vaigeltaite from Lithuania or Vincke Wolfgang from Germany.


With Sabine Hoffmann and her husband in old town of Vilnius near the bridge to the Uzupis

In the 2nd Artist’s Book Triennial Sabine Hoffmann installed wonderful wall-artist’s book “They will outlive us”. For this installation she needed stones from Vilnius, from the location where had to be installed the artist’s book. So, one day before the opening we went to the our national castle – “Gediminas’ Tower” to look for a stones… We founded some stones, good for the installation, and took it to our car. But on the road to my car we met the policemens who wanted to stop us. But us we were talking in English language, they, I think, afraid to stop us… (The first brick castle was completed in 1409 by Grand Duke Vytautas).

Photos made with analogue photo camera

Kestutis Vasiliunas
curator of the Triennial

© Circle “Bokartas”, Kestutis Vasiliunas