In the interest of familiarizing a broader public with the multifaceted genre of the artist’s book, the MAK in Vienna joined forces with the International Center of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague to launch the project ARTISTS’ BOOKS ON TOUR. A competition gave European artists the opportunity to deal with the theme of the artist’s book and its diverse aesthetic forms of expression; this exhibition presents the competition’s winning projects.
The interest with which the “Artists’ Books on Tour” competition was met exceeded all expectations. In total, 925 projects from 35 European countries were submitted.
Jury Jianping He, Berlin; Martina Kandeler-Fritsch,Vienna; Florian Pumhösl, Vienna; Maria White, London
Artists Claire Andlauer/Tristan Perreton - France, Georgina Aspa/Javiera Pintocanales - Spain, Aïdée Bernard - France, Manuel Blázquez - Spain, Valérie Buess - Germany, Lien Buysens - Belgium, Vuk Cuk - Serbia, Susan Deakin - United Kingdom, Amélie Dubois - France, Sandra Đurović - Montenegro, Gerhild Ebel - Germany, Rainer Fest - Germany, Marie-Noëlle Fontan - France, Irena Frantal - United Kingdom, Sabine Golde - Germany, Laure Grimal - France, Lyn Hagan - United Kingdom, Katrin Herzner - Germany, Gerlinde Hofmann - Germany Julie Kačerovská - Czech Republic, Ilona Kiss - Hungary, Mario Kolarić - Croatia, Edith Kollath - Germany, Agata Kosmacz - Poland, Matthias Krinzinger - Austria, Lucas Kunz - Germany, Beatrix Mapalagama - Austria, Max Marek - Germany, Livia Mateiaş - Romania, Michail Molochnikov - Germany, Igor Mudronja - Croatia, Sky Nash - United Kingdom, Kate Owens - United Kingdom, Elena Peytchinska - Austria, Andrea Pézman - Slovakia, Rachèle Rivière - France, José Rosinhas - Portugal, Christoph Rothmeier - Germany, Josipa Šarić - Croatia, Patrick Sauze - France, Libby Scarlett - United Kingdom, Veronika Schäpers - Germany, Karin Sulimma - Austria, Maria Szczodrowska - Poland, Carolyn Thompson - United Kingdom, Filip Tofil - Poland, umraum artcollectiv - Austria, Celestina Vičević - Croatia, Consuelo Vinchira - Spain, Katarzyna Wolny - Poland
Further information on the competition are available at abot.MAK.at
Curator Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of the Library and Works on Paper Collection
A MAK Vienna, UPM Prague and MGLC Ljubljana cooperation with support by Funds from the EU Programme “Culture 2007 -2013”.
Publication "ARTISTS' BOOKS ON TOUR. Artist Competition and Mobile Museum", edited by MAK Vienna, MGLC Ljubljana and UPM Prague, with contributions by Jianping He, Martina Kandeler-Fritsch, Helena Koenigsmarková, Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Florian Pumhösl, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Lawrence Weiner, Maria White, English, ca. 90 pages, MAK Vienna/Walther König, Cologne, € 19,80