Weekend trip to Hamburg to attend the opening of 11. Norddeutsche Handpressenmesse, meet friends and get new inspiration.
The fair took place at the Museum der Arbeit, and was a Mecca of small publishing houses, book binders, paper makers and individual artists from Germany, Spain, Russia, Austria, Italia, Switzerland and other countries.
One booth curated by my very good friend and collegue, Kestutis Vasiliunas, showed selected book objects from 7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015 – and other Lithuanian artist’s books.It was quite obvious that the works of the Triennale and Lithuania stood out and attracted a great lot of attention by the audience as a unique and different way of seeing artists’ books and book objects – alongside the many beautiful but also more traditional works based on the art of printing. It’s more than a year ago, I was part of the jury in Vilnius so for me it was a very satisfying experience and great pleasure.
Saturday I was even so lucky to see one of my very old friends from Kiel, who I know way back from when we was in the Art Academy together. We have been in connection over the years – still had a lot to share about our lives and all what happened “lately”.
I’m now back home at my atelier satisfied and enriched in every way – and ready to work at my next project: TRIBUTE at Copenhagen townhall.