9th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2021


9th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2021

Theme: “Absence”


Time: 2021
Location: Nowhere

Project Explanation:

1. “Absence is presence. These are the fundamentals of mystery.” – 25:57, Episode 3

2. “In poststructuralist theory, a concept most closely associated with Derrida, for whom it refers to the mythical status of the supposed hub of any system of ideas (see also deconstruction; différance; transcendent signified). This derives from the point voiced by Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus (c.370 bc) that the absence of the writer from a (circulated) text leaves it open to misinterpretation, in contrast to presence in face-to-face interaction (see also phonocentrism). This is in fact a feature of all mediated communication, where the participants are spatially and/or temporally separated.” – https://www.oxfordreference.com/

The “9th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2021” is a unique non-commercial cultural project.

Organiser of the Triennial: Circle “Bokartas”, Lithuania

Curator: Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas

Catalogue: 100 Eur. The organisers will publish the catalogue in a limited edition. As usually it will be printed in typography and bounded by hands like an artist’s book.

History of the Triennials


© Artist’s Book Creators 2020



One Response to 9th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2021

  1. Elizabeth Curren says:

    I would like to participate in this project. When is the completed book due? Where is it sent? Or is this an entirely virtual submission? Please advise. Thank you.

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