ABOT “Artists’ Books on Tour”






Time & Locations:
11 October 2011 – 8 January 2012 – in Vienna;
16 January – 18 March 2012 – in Prague;
26 March – 31 May 2012 – in Ljubljana.

On Monday, 27 June 2011 at the MAK in Vienna, an international jury announced the winners of the Europe-wide  artist’s book competition Artists’ Books on Tour: among 158 projects from 26 European countries, works by five artists were chosen as winners and recognized with prizes of € 2,000 each; 45 further works received honorable mentions.

A major aim of the competition was to gain an overview of Europe-wide creative work in the artist’s book genre. A total of 925 projects from all over Europe were submitted to the artist’s book competition Artists’ Books on Tour. Of these, 158 projects entered the final round following three days of preliminary deliberations by the jury.

As a further central element of the project, the MAK is updating and expanding its database of illustrated books. Its holdings of this type, comprised of around 2,000 objects representing various artistic movements ranging from the Vienna Secession, Russian Constructivism and Viennese Actionism to contemporary works, will be digitized and made accessible online to the general public.

The winning projects of the competition Artists’ Books on Tour will be shown along with those recognized by honorable mentions in the form of a mobile museum which will make stops in Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana between October 2011 and May 2012. At the MAK in Vienna, the exhibition Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum will be shown from 12 October 2011 to 8 January 2012 in the MAK Works on Paper Room.