2nd Artist‘s Book Triennial – Calligraphic Artist’s Book

Theme: “Apocalypse”

Time: 2 November – 28 November 2000
Location: Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania

Along with the main exposition of the “2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000”, a satellite exhibition of Calligraphic Artist’s Book was arranged. 17 artists from Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Russia, Germany, Estonia, Bulgaria, the USA and Lithuania created calligraphic artist’s books on the Apocalypse theme. This original and greatly concentrated collection included classical, roller, Jewish object type books, le parello, a book – box (the Concord Chest), a star book, a book – palm leaves and others. Some of them are created employing different sorts of paper and a way of writing or drawing the text, in others the letters are embroidered on fabric or leather, modelled from paper mass, written in a silver pen on palm leaves and bent grass, which rolled up and “shut” with all the text when they dried up. An artist from Bulgaria sent a book baked from bread dough with imprinted letters. The variety of calligraphic books amazed not only the spectators, but also artists and calligraphists.

Kestutis Vasiliunas
curator

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