8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018
Theme: “Memento Mori“
Time: 19 July – 23 September 2018
Location: The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
In Vilnius we look on the contemporary “artist’s books” through the old printed books from the collection of the National Library of Lithuania
The “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018” is a continuous international educational project. The exhibitions held as part of this project are among the most important “artist’s books” exhibitions both in Europe and globally. The Triennial is relevant for both its participants and visitors for several reasons: primarily due to the particularly high level of quality of exhibits and also due to the increasing popularity of the “artist’s book” as an interdisciplinary art.
The “artist’s books” are displayed at the National Library alongside the library’s old documents associated with the topic “Memento Mori”. It is a unique project since the old printed books and the modern “artist’s books” are for the first time presented at the same exhibition space, where we have the opportunity to look on the contemporary “artist’s books” through the old printed books.
Organiser of the Triennial: Circle “Bokartas” in cooperation with The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania
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 Citta del Libro”, Italy;
The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
Citta 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.
Main Sponsor: Lithuanian Council for Culture
© Old printed books and documents from the Documentary Heritage Research Department, Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit in The National Library of Lithuania
© Photos: 2Cent.
© Artist’s Book Creators 2018