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[BKARTS] 5th International Artist?s Book Triennial Vilnius 2009
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Subject: 5th International Artist?s Book Triennial Vilnius 2009
From: Kestutis Vasiliunas <vasiliunask@xxxxxxxxx>
5th International Artist?s Book Triennial Vilnius 2009
Theme - Text
Organiser of the Exhibition: Circle ?Bokartas?;
Curator: Kestutis Vasiliunas;
Info: <mailto:kestutis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>kestutis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ;
Http:// <http://www.bookart.lt/>www.bookart.lt ;
Mob. tel. +370 656 05379;
Time and place:
2009 March 12 -15, Leipzig Book Fair, Germany;
2009 April 30 - May 16, Gallery "Arka" Vilnius, Lithuania;
2009 September 12 ? December 13, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark;
2010 Spring, Gallery ?Hübner Bokform, Halmstad, Sweden;
2010 May, Seoul International Book Arts Fair, Seoul, Korea;
2010 Venice, Italy.
330 artists from 56 different countries sent
their books for the 5th International Artist?s
Book Triennial Vilnius 2009. The jury selected
only 131 artists for the exhibition. It is sad
and disappointing that so many artists were not
included into the exhibition. But by organising
this jubilee triennial, my purpose pursued was
to make it simply the best. Not the best of just
"my" triennials but, modestly speaking, at least
to ensure that it is the top artistic level in
Europe. I would like to thank all the authors who created and sent their books.
The theme of the 5th International Artist?s Book
Triennial is Text. If compared with the themes
of previous triennials, this theme is as if a
step backwards, something more traditional.
Probably. But if so, then first of all, that
small step is a step towards oneself, towards
one?s culture, towards one?s country, its
uniqueness, language and writing. It is turning
back towards each other, an attempt to establish
a contact with the other human being,
irrespective of the country he or she lives in,
language he or she speaks, religion he or she
believes in. Letters, dairies or poetry
expressed in words, images, from the heart. They
are the words (In the beginning was the Word, Jn
1. 1) that acquired "body? from paper, metal,
wood or any other material. They are the words
that turned into an avalanche of typographic
text, calligraphic letters or entirely vanished
from the book pages with only punctuation marks,
imprints on the paper leaf left.
The 5th Triennial displays the most interesting
artist?s books from all over the world. It is
the most wonderful experience to see culture,
traditions of different countries, art schools
reflected in the artist's books created by the
artists. Paper typographic books and books
printed by the use of classic graphic techniques
? wood engraving, silk-screen printing or
lithography; books printed by mixed techniques
by combining possibilities of digital printing
with drawing, collage and object; concept and
?handmade? embroidered books; books ? objects,
le parello and Flux books. The key role here is
played by the idea which materialises in
multidimensional forms, and it is absolutely
unimportant what means of expression were used
in the book. Thus, whether they are
"bibliophilic" books or experimental or books ?
objects ? all of them by supplementing each
other and contrasting with each other help to
reveal miraculous and mysterious world of the artist's book.
This exhibition is an invitation for dialogue.
An invitation to share your ?text" with the
others, an invitation to read the other author?s
words carefully, and to feel his or her soul
trembling, heart beating. Thus, please accept this invitation.
Like always we have made the special conceptual
catalogue full in colour. The catalogue has
modern design, printed on good paper, whose
sheets were ripped apart and binded by hand. The
catalogue has 500 edition, all catalogues are
numbered. The catalogue is available at 25 euro per copy on request.
NOW ONLINE, Volume 5, No. 2, Spring 2009 of The Bonefolder
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