Theme – “Apocalypse”.
Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria;
10 January – 3 February 2001.
The 2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000 was exhibited in the Gallery 5020, in Salzburg, Austria. A coordinator of the 2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial in Austria, Martin Gredler wrote in the catalogue:
“Obviously, the medium of the book takes the central part in the development of the European culture; to begin with structural conception and, finally, bearing in mind the technique of producing and processing, the book becomes the symbol of the structure of knowledge and education. As reserve of information expressed by letterpress and images, it is, on the other hand, considered an object that was destined to become the entrance to the perception of the world, the organizer of the visual and the perceptible, the key element and metaphor of transmission. The Artist’s Book aspires to dwell in frames of the common book as well as broadens them; Artist’s Books, as works of art, possess their own rules, no more dependent on the bonds of narration or illustration and are freed from the linearity of folding and turning page, though sometimes remind it. As a work of art, the Artist’s Book surpasses itself and admits itself as a motive for itself – a book as a motive (stimulus) for a book. This impression is emphasized by the Artist’s Books that ignore the common three-dimensional form and project a new space model. There is a striking contrast between the virtual choice of the desired form and traditional canons of the book.”