International Artist’s Book Workshop Vilnius 2009

Time: 15 October – 25 October 2009
Location: Vilnius Academy of Arts

Artist’s Book Workshop was conducted by international professors, winners of many premiums:
Wayne Andrew Crothers from Australia, who is teaching in Japan;
Chang-Soo Kim from South Korea;
Joseph Johannes Visser from The Netherlands.






Prof. Wayne Andrew Crothers from Australia makes workshop for international students about traditional Asian water base woodblock printing techniques. They use traditional Asian papers, pigments and tools to make one large group art work – concertina artists book.


Prof. Chang-Soo Kim from Korea with students during the workshop. The theme of his project – Book and Narrative. Students use computers to create artists books.






Professor Joseph Johannes Visser from The Netherlands makes workshop about traditional artist’s book influenced with The Netherland traditions, about paper making and not traditional book binding.

International Artist Book Workshop was organized during the 5th International Artist Book Triennial Vilnius 2009. Art project “International Artist’s Book Workshop” was of the programme “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009”. Artist Book Workshop was dedicated to academic youth from all over the world. 36 young artists from Lithuania and foreign countries participated in the project.

“The artist’s book can give us new, not traditional meanings, become the object of attention where the idea and recognition, expressions of feelings of creators are important. It happens when the artist touches the artist’s book and kind of distances it from commercial forms. Then the artist’s book gains the provocative, unexpected form and sometimes content. During one week project the international group of young artists will be introduced with the history of specific interdisciplinary art sphere – artist’s book, schools and traditions of art of different countries. Students will implement their ideas by creating traditional artist’s books or books-objects.” – Curator of the project Kestutis Vasiliunas


© Photos: Kestutis Vasiliunas
© Artist’s Book Creators 2009




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