Official Opening of the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial in Vilnius 2018

Opening of the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial in Vilnius

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.

In the Artist's Book Exhibition in Vilnius we look at the contemporary artist's books through the old printed books

The Martynas Mazvydas National Library in Vilnius

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.

8th Artist’s Book Triennial in Vilnius: contemporary artist's books and old rare booksMany 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.

The rain during the opening of the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial in VilniusWhen it started to rain, we started our official opening…

In the beginning was playing Maestro Eugenijus Kanevicius.

Maestro Eugenijus KaneviciusAfter the short concert we have made speeches.

Official opening of the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial in Vilnius

The speech of the boss of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit - Viktorija Vaitkeviciute Verbickiene

The speech of an artist Hanne Matthiesen from Denmark

On the opening participated the artist Motoko Tachikawa from Paris. She got the Honourable Mention.

Yuko Wada from Japan, Motoko Tachikawa from Paris in the centre and curator Kestutis Vasiliunas

Yuko Wada from Japan, Motoko Tachikawa from Paris in the centre and curator Kestutis Vasiliunas

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

 

 

One Response to Official Opening of the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial in Vilnius 2018

  1. photos of the opening were very exciting (well done, Agota!). wish i could have been there : (

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