Bókverkaþríæringurinn í Vilnius | 8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018

ARKIR kynna Alþjóðlega bókverkaþríæringinn í Vilnius 2018 en hann verður haldinn í áttunda sinn á ári komanda. Í tuttugu ár hefur Kestutis Vasiliunas staðið fyrir þríæringnum og farandsýningum tengdum honum. Kestutis heldur úti vefnum ABC – Artist’s Book Creators og þar má kynna sér sögu þríæringsins. Um þátttökuskilyrðin má lesa hér fyrir neðan eða kynna sér nánar á síðunni: 8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018.


We are happy to introduce and post this reminder for the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018. For twenty years has Kestutis Vasiliunas led this amazing book art event that has already taken place seven times with a total selection of 838 artists from 65 countries. Read more on the site: ABC – Artist’s Book Creators or follow the links in the information below.


8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018
“Memento Mori” & Solo Exhibition of Hanne Stochholm (Denmark)

Homepage: 8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018.

Summary of the Project: The “8th International Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius 2018” is a unique non-commercial cultural project, organized to promote artist’s books, creators of artist’s books from all over the world, and to connect galleries, publishers, editors and printers of fine art & limited editions, the greater general public, collectors and individual artists.

It is an educational art project involving world-renowned artists to familiarise art teachers, students and general public with the interdisciplinary arts with the stunning variety of artistic disciplines in an artist’s book – and especially to stimulate creativity and love for books.

With the world-wide support of fine artists we continue our Project of the Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius on the very best artistic level: Great Artists making a Great Exhibition!

The “International Artist’s Books Triennial Vilnius” is organized periodically since 1997. Over this period 1610 artists from 93 countries have submitted about 3000 artist’s books. An international jury has chosen the best 835 submissions from 64 countries to be displayed during successive exhibitions. The Artist’s Books Triennials Vilnius is a traveling event showing in Vilnius (Lithuania), Leipzig, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Rheine (Germany), Lille (France), Silkeborg (Denmark), Venice and Vercelli (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Halmstad (Sweden) and Salzburg (Austria).

Theme: “Memento Mori” 

Deadline: 15th of November, 2017.

International Jury will select artist’s books for the “8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018″.

Main Prize: The Solo Artist’s Books Exhibition in Vilnius in 2021 together with the “9th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2021″.

Entry Fee: 50 Euro – in this critical economic situation, when the culture projects in Lithuania are supported very little we have to ask for the entry fee to cover 10 percent of the project expenses, for getting some support for realisation the ambitious international educational project in Lithuania, Germany, Italy, USA and Japan.

Entry form: here.

We plan to show the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial:
2018 March 22–25, Leipzig Book Fair, Germany;
2018 June – “The Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania”, Vilnius;
2019 Spring  – “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica”, Venice, Italy;
2019 we work for showing it in Japan, USA and Australia;

Catalogue: The organizers will publish the catalogue. As usually it will be printed in typography and bounded by hands like an artist’s book. Each artist (selected or not selected for the exhibition) will get the catalogue for free. Normally it cost 25 Euro.
See previous catalogs here. 

The Artist’s Book Triennial history: read more here.

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