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
On 19th of July we opened the “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018″ in The Martynas Mazvydas National Library in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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.
Many wonderful people came to the opening of the “8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018” in the National Library in Vilnius. It was nice to see in the Exhibition many friends, artists, students and young intelligent people.
For the opening in Vilnius arrived some participants of the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial from abroad: Yuko Wada from Japan, Hanne Matthiesen from Denmark, Irma Tonteri from Finland, Motoko Tachikawa from France, David Faithfull from Scotland, Maria Schina from Greece, Lene Bennike from Denmark, Rene Haljasmae from Estonia, Dalia Lopez Madrona from Sweden, art critic and book write Vilborg S. Hovet from Norway.
In the beginning was playing Maestro Eugenijus Kanevicius.
On the opening participated the artist Motoko Tachikawa from Paris. She got the Honourable Mention.
The opening of the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial in Vilnius attended about 150 people.
Organiser of the Triennial: Circle “Bokartas”
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 Citt? del Libro”, Italy;
The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
Citt? 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
© Photos: Agota Afra
© Artist’s Book Creators 2018