Books – books -books

The Artists´ Books Triennial is the biggest of the three exhibitions.

 After tree triennials with more or less Christian themes such as “8 Days” in 1997 (dealing with the idea that God created the world in 7 days – and we are now living on the day), “Apocalypse” in 2000 and “23 Sins” in 2003, the subject artists had to deal with this time was “Rabbit & House”.

And what does “Rabbit & House” mean? A lot of different things it seems…. but one also notices some similarities. Many artists regard rabbits as a sort of kind, gentle, innocent creatures. More rabbits were exposed in a cage or a sort of “prison”. And the term “house” seems to express both security and protection: my home is my castle, but house can also mean imprisonment and isolation.

Anyway, the books at the exhibition were in all sizes, shapes, forms and outfits: accordion-style-books, pop-up-books, folded books, book-objects, and of course in all sorts of techniques. The result was an overwhelming collection of…crazy books, weird books, serious books, even unpleasant books, but not many “ordinary” ones.

Being an Artists´ Books enthusiast – I almost felt like Alice in Wonderland!

About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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3 Responses to Books – books -books

  1. Ulla says:

    Hanne! What an amazing blog you have! I am so happy you left a comment on mine, so I could discover yours!!! I am adding you to my list, and hope to come visit often… thank you again!

  2. Dear Artist ,
    it is nice to see and read that the exhibitionS in Vilnius are ” succesful” and they all liked/ like to join the events…. Unfortunately , I did not travel to Lithuania ( I aam still totally sad) so that your information are interesting NEWS . If you do have more photographies , … I would like to see it .
    Happy creative + NEW YEAR …
    Yours Sincerely
    B a r b a r a

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