“THE BOOK AS AN ARTWORK – CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOKS”
– GROUP SHOW –
Location: Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), (renovated) Old Library, 256, Piraeus Ave, 182 35 Athens
Duration: 28 September – 5 October 2018
Opening: Friday 28 September 2018, 19.00 – 23.00
In the occasion of the recognition of Athens as the Global Book Capital for the year 2018, the team Project 2, presents a big group exhibition with the subject of Artists’ book.
100 Greek and foreign artists participate, and more than 400 Artists’ Books of different sizes and materials are presented.
The exhibition is organized as the second part of the successful show of 2016 “The Book as an Artwork – Contemporary Artists’ Books”, which had been presented at the Association of Greek Archeologists exhibitions’ space.
Talks, workshops and a book binding presentations will take place during the show, in order for the visitors to learn about the art of the book and get to know the participating artists.
The purpose of the exhibition is to show that the artists’ books is an artists’ medium of expression, which first appeared in the beginning of the 20th century and has been developed as an original and different way to promote concepts and notions that concern the artist. The artist, starting with the book’s form, creates a unique artwork which can combine sculpture, photography, painting, engraving, writing, the sound and the image. The possibilities of creation and experimentations of the artists in this medium are innumerable.
The show seeks to promote to a wider audience the exceptional work of many artists from the visual arts sector and the book binding sector as well and has the ambition to be the biggest and more integrated artists’ books exhibition in Greece until today. A tribute to the book as an object of art, pleasure and knowledge which has accompanied man for 4.000 years until today in the dawn of the digital age.
Curators: Fiona Mouzakiti, Despoina Stavrou
Saturday 29 September 2018:
Book binding Presentation by Mrs. Evaggelia Biza (bookbinding artist): 13.00 – 14.00
Speech of Mrs. Alexia Kokkinou (book binding artist): 14.00 – 14.30
Thursday 4 October:
Speech of Mrs. Aušra Lisauskienė (Professor at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts): 18.00 – 18.30
Speech of Mrs. Eleni Glinou (visual artist) 18.30 – 19.00
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