Author Archives: Kestutis Vasiliunas

Artist’s Book-Object Workshop Vilnius 2014

“RETHINK – a Workshop on Book Art Objects” Time: 1st – 4th of December, 2014 Location: Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Graphics Professor Joseph Johannes Visser from The Netherlands Professor Hanne Matthiesen from Denmark From 1st to 4th of December of 2014 for the first time in Lithuania, in Vilnius Academy of Arts Department of […]

“The Art of the Book” in Rochester Public Library

“The Art of the Book” Artists Books and Altered Books   Time: 6 November 2014 – 5 January 2015 Location: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County Lower Link Gallery, U.S.A. Art of the Book 2014 Exhibits Committee Members: Sally Snow, Corinne Clar, Jessica LaManna, Kate Meddaugh, Inge Munnings, Nanci Nugent, Jay Osborne and Anita […]

Students’ Artist’s Books in Leipzig Book Fair 2014

  Time: 13-16 March 2014 Location: “Leipziger Messe”, Leipzig, Germany The “IAKH: Globus Galerie + Edition Lebensretter” invited students from Graphic Department, Vilnius Academy of Arts to show artist’s books, book art and prints in Leipzig Book Fair 2014. This was the second time when the Graphic Department had the exhibition space in Leipzig Book […]

“Künstlerbücher – Artists’ Books”, Admont, 2014

“Künstlerbücher – Artists’ Books” International works from 1960 to today Time: 2 May – 2 November 2014 Location: Museum Stift Admont, Stiftsbibliothek Admont, Austria Initiator & Guest Curator: Barbara Eisner-B. Director of the Museum Admont Abbey, Dr. Michael Braunsteiner invited Kestutis Vasiliunas to visit the Artist’s Book Exhibition “International works from 1960 to today”. Curator […]

Artist’s Book Workshop & Lectures in Roma 2014

  Time: 24-26 March 2014 Location: RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, Rome,  Italy Rome – cradle of Christianity, where St Peter and St Paul were martyred, where tortured and killed many Christians. Roma – is not only wonderful city with antic architecture, old castles and churches. Rome – it is something much more […]

Switzerland

Journeys with personal car:   Travel with rented car through Switzerland 2019 7–17 March 2019 Travel to Vercelli to reinstall the “8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018” Journey No. 100 Travel with personal car through Switzerland 2015 17–21 September, 2015 Travel with the Artist’s Books through Switzerland and Alps to Vercelli Journey No. 79 Basel 2013 10 November […]

Seoul and Travels

Time: 29 May – 13 June 2007 After the “Seoul International Book Arts Fair” we were travelling a little in South Korea with our good Friend, an artist Chang-Soo and Angela. She was our translate in the Book Fair and in my Lectures. Chang-Soo participated in the Artist’s Book Triennials, also he has been as […]

Germany

Almost all Journeys with Personal Car: Leipzig & Berlin 2018 13-19 March 2018 8th Artist’s Book Triennial in Leipzig Book Fair. Travel with the students Journey No. 91 Berlin 2017 1-3 December 2017 Exhibitions in Berlin Journey No. 90 Leipzig & Berlin 2017 21-27 March 2017 Travel with the students to Leipzig Book Fair Journey No. 87 Hamburg 2016 14-19 January […]

New Year in Lapland

28 December 2008 – 8 January 2009 All family we went to Lapland celebrate the New Year. We took the boat from Riga to Stockholm. From Stockholm we drove our car to the north. The last 400 km was only snow road – beautiful road…  

Artist’s Book. Tea Book No. 3

  Tea Book No. 3 2013, artist’s book object, unique, tea bags, wooden boxes, wooden stick, leather, rope, size closed: 53 x 28 x 11,5 cm / opened: 106 x 28 x 17 cm 2015 Artist’s book was exhibited in the “Cascais International Book Art 2015″ Time: 26 June – 12 July 2015 Location: Museum Quarter, […]

2nd Relief Printmaking Symposium in Leipzig 2013

Time 29 July – 23 August 2013 Location: Spinnerei, Leipzig The Bund Bildender Künstler Leipzig e. V. (Leipzig Association of Artists) invited five artists to participate in the “Hochdruck-Grafik-Symposion – edition carpe plumbum” (2nd Relief Printing Symposium) in Leipzig in time 29 July – 23 August 2013. Symposium was in the “Spinnerei”. After the Symposium, […]

Prints 2013

“Without Title or God is a Power” 2013 Edition 1, canvas, coloured woodcut, letterpress, stamps, 210 cm x 210 cm Print received the third Prize in the exhibition “Potency” in Art Gallery Kaunas, Lithuania. ………………………………………………………………………………………             “Natura Morta 1” 2013 Edition 18, paper, coloured woodcut, letterpress, wooden stamps, 100 cm x […]

Austria

Journeys with personal car:   Austrian Alps & Salzburg 2019 14–16 March 2019 Returning back from Vercelli and Venezia through Italian-Austrian Alps Journey No. 100 Austrian Alps, Uttendorf & Horn 2017 21–27 August 2017 Holiday in Austrian Alps. Meeting with artist’s book curator Toni Kurz in Horn Journey No. 88 Horn 2016 5–8 May 2016 XIII Int. BuchKunstBiennale Horn Journey No. 83 […]

Give Love a Chance

6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012 Theme: “Love”     Love. And hate. Which to choose? Can I choose? Maybe I can’t choose anything, I can only be. Watch. Listen. Without looking. Taking no interest. But that gets on my nerves. I don’t agree; I totally disagree. I’m opposed, since I’m overcome by anger. […]

Journey to Yangshuo, China

All night it was snowing. I returned back in my memory to China, where we had wonderful time… From Guilin by boat we travelled to Yangshuo, to the small town, surrounded with wonderful nature. Guilin situated on the west bank of the Li River. We rented bikes and left the city. After 20 years we […]

Urbino – the “Rossini Project”

Progetto ROS / Rossini Opera Stampa Time: May – July 2012 Location: “Laboratorio Kaus”, Giardino Pensile ex monastero di Santa Chiara, Urbino, Italy Curators: Giuliano Santini and Cecilia Giampaoli Kestutis Vasiliunas was participated in the “Progetto ROS / Rossini Opera Stampa” in 11 – 25 July 2012 in Urbino, Italy           […]

Urbino

Kestutis Vasiliunas was invited to participate in the “Progetto ROS / Rossini Opera Stampa” in 11 – 25 July 2012 in Urbino, Italy. After the project he with family was in holiday in Italy. 9 – 11 July 2012 On the road to Urbino, in Berg im Drautal, Austria   12 July 2012 Discussing with […]

Prints 2012

“Giotto: The Kiss” 2012 Edition 1, canvas, coloured woodcut, letterpress, stamps, 280 cm x 140 cm Print was exhibited in the exhibition – “Prints Tokyo 2012” Time: 5 – 19 October 2012 Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… “Taxi in Urbino” 2012 Edition 1, canvas, coloured woodcut, wooden stamps, letterpress, 107 x 214 cm […]

2nd International Printmaking Symposium 2012 in Bentlage

  Time: 27-30 September 2012 Location: Bentlage, Rheine, Germany The Print Association Bentlage and the cultural institution Kloster Bentlage in Rheine, Germany, present SNAP, the 2nd International Printmaking Symposium, an international symposium and exhibition program of contemporary printmaking. SNAP is directed towards artists, printmakers, professors and students of international art institutes and universities, towards curators, […]

Prints 2011

“Think Again” 2011 Edition 15, paper, coloured woodcut, 60 cm x 96 cm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Soldier” 2011 […]

Prints 2010

“In the Park” 2010 Edition 1, canvas, coloured woodcut, wooden stamps, 107 cm x 299 cm   © Kestutis Vasiliunas © Artist’s Book Creators Community    

Prints 2009

“Taxi 3” 2009 Edition 1, canvas, coloured woodcut, wooden stamps, letterpress, 107 cm x 299 cm   © Kestutis Vasiliunas © Artist’s Book Creators Community    

Article by Dr. Wolfgang Türk about Kestutis Vasiliunas Exhibition 2008

Kestutis Vasiliunas in the “Projekts Münsterland pART 4” 14 September – 19 October, 2008 KunstVerein Ahlen, Germany   Kestutis Vasiliúnas ist ein Reisender zwischen den Welten: Seine Fahrten erreichen Städte, Länder und Kontinente, verbinden unterschiedliche Kulturen und machen Gegensätze zwischen politischen und sozialen Systemen erfahrbar. Die entstehenden Bilder dokumentieren – einem begleitenden Reisetagebuch gleich – […]

Prints 2008

“Gethsemane 2” 2008 Edition 1, canvas, coloured woodcut, wooden stamps, letterpress, 107 cm x 299 cm The print is the property of MO museum, Vilnius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

Saxnas 2008

3 January – 29 January 2008 Ricklundgarden Art Workshop I have been as Artist in Residence in Ricklundgarden, in Lapland. I never have seen such wonderful nature. I was feeling myself like I am in the move of National Geography TV. Yes, it was very extreme and very beautiful.        

Journey to Easterlittens

30 April – 5 May 2008 Journey to Easterlittens to my Friend Joseph Johannes Visser by car. Photos from one night in Harlingen, where I was sleeping in my Toyota Previa.                                                 […]

The Netherlands

Journeys with personal car:   Journey to The Netherlands & Belgium 2019 8-13 August 2019 Journey No. 103 Easter with Agota, Vincent van Gogh & Joseph in The Netherlands 2019 18-23 April 2019 Journey No. 101 Easterlittens 2018 3-8 September 2018 Journey No. 96 Journey to Easterlittens 2008 30 April – 5 May 2008 Journey […]

Artist’s Book. 26 Gasoline Station

26 Gasoline Station 2011, edition 12, foil-paper, woodcut, letterpress, ink jet print, rope, 12,3 x 27,5 x 0,9 cm   Statement: In time 2 October – 31 October 2010 I was invited to make an artist’s book workshop in the “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia”, also to exhibit the “5th International Artist’s Book Triennial” in […]

Journey to South Italy

12 July – 3 August 2008 Journey from Vilnius to Southern Italy by car through the Austrian and Switzerland Alps 7130 km in 22 Days 1st Day – 12 of July Vilnius – Lechovice (Czech Republic)         ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2nd Day – 13 of July Austria         ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3rd Day […]

China

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Fly over Gobi Desert, Mongolia and Siberia 2017 16 October 2017 Journey No. 89 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  […]

Italy

Journeys with personal car: Venezia 2021 28–31 October, 2021 Trip by airplane La Biennale Architettura di Venezia Fondazione Prada, Venezia Journey No. 109 Venezia 2019 2–6 June, 2019 58th International Art Exhibition / La Biennale d’Arte di Venezia Jannis Kounellis in Fondazione Prada, Venezia Journey No. 102 Vercelli & Venezia 2019 7–17 March, 2019 Transportation of the […]

Prints 1999-2006 – Dresses

Project: “Dresses’ Fashion”   Collection of “Dresses” created in 1999-2006 My basic idea of this project was to create graphic in space. As usually graphic’ work is art in two dimensions. As usually graphic’ prints hangs in a frames on the wall in a gallery or in the private room. And as usually, print illustrated […]

International Print Workshop in Guanlan, China 2011

20 December 2010 – 15 February 2011 In 2010 I have been invited with my wife Roberta to create in the International Print Workshop in Guanlan in China. The International Print Workshop – wonderful artists village with the galleries village and very big workshop for printing. Invited artists lives in 300 years old village in […]

6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012

 Theme: “Love” Jury meeting: 9-16 December 2011 Jury Members: Joseph Johannes Visser, The Netherlands; Hanne Matthiesen,  Denmark; Deirdre Kelly, Italy / U.K.; Kestutis Vasiliunas, Lithuania. Time & Location: 2 February – 3 March 2012, “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica”, Venice, Italy; 15 March – 18 March 2012, Leipzig Book Fair, Germany; 12 April – 28 April […]

South Korea

Seoul 2018 Solo Exhibition in Seoul Time: 5-10 November 2018 Location: Vision Tower Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea Journey No. 97 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Lecture: “Contemporary Artist’s Book […]

Solo Exhibition “Postcards [Made in China]” 2011

Kestutis Vasiliunas “Postcards [Made in China]“ Time: 28 April – 14 May 2011 Location: Gallery “Kaire Desine”, Vilnius, Lithuania Thoughts upon returning from Venice (Italy) and Guanlano (China) International Graphics Workshop. “I understand that some contemporary artists has their own curators or art critics who takes care of him (as father/mother). I know that true […]

Guilin in China

Guilin is a city in China, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on the west bank of the Li River.  Its name means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”, owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery.

Lin Family Reunion during Spring Festival in China

Chinese New Year – often called Chinese Lunar New Year although it actually is lunisolar – is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would come on the first day of […]

Sunday in China

This Sunday I was thinking how beautiful China is. The life in here is getting better: people are working hard, however they are happy and very kind, economy is growing up, goverment takes care about peoples’ health and education. They are paying great attention to culture.

Calligraphy Festival in China

Soon will be the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. It is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is often inaccurately called “Lunar New Year”, because—as part of the lunisolar Chinese calendar—the date is partially determined based on lunar phase. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month […]

Artist in Residence in China 2010-2011

20 December 2010 – 15 February 2011 In 2010-2011 I have been invited with my wife Roberta first time to visit and to create in the International Print Workshop in Guanlan in China. Here I met many good people, good artists and new friends. Here I found wonderful China with old, very old culture. Chine […]

Artist’s Book Lectures & Workshop “Love” in Venezia 2010

Artist’s Book Workshop and Lectures with Kestutis Vasiliunas “Love” in Venezia for the next “6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012” with theme “Love”. Workshop di Libro d’Artista con Kestutis Vasiliunas. “Amore” Time: 8 October – 29 October 2010 Location: “Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia”, Italy Direttrice Artistica / Arts Director Signora Matilde Dolcetti   […]

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 […]

Sweden

Journeys with personal car:   Artist in Residence in Lapland 2016 2–27 February 2016 Artist in Residence Journey No. 82 Umea 2015 2–5 July 2015 Journey No. 76 New Year in Lapland 2009 28 December 2008 – 8 January 2009 Journey No. 45 Artist in Residence in Lapland 2008 3 January – 29 January 2008 Artist in Residence Journey No. 41 Falun Print […]

The Falun Triennial 2007 – Contemporary Print Art

The Falun Triennial 2007 – Contemporary Print Art Derived from ‘Printmaking at the Edge’ by Richard Noyce Time: 21 August – 28 August 2007 Location: Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden Curator: Prof. Richard Noyce Prof. Richard Noyce wrote the book ” Printmaking at the Edge”. The exhibition in Falun has been composed from artists of this […]

4th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2006

Theme: “Rabbit & House” Time & Location: 5 December – 25 December 2006, Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania; 22 March – 25 March 2007, Leipzig Book Fair, Germany; 1 June – 6 June 2007, Seoul International Book Arts Fair, South Korea. While opening one box after another, one envelope after another envelope, I took out artist’s […]

Artist’s Book. Genesis 32.29

Genesis 32.29 2005, paper, wooden cover, coloured woodcut, letterpress, rope, 30,2 x 31,7 x 1,9 cm Artist’s book was created in the “Atelier It Plein 19”, The Netherlands. Artist’s book was exhibited in the “Seoul International Book Arts Fair” in South Korea, in 2007.                       […]

3rd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2003

Theme: “23 Sins” Time & Location: 15 May – 15 June 2003, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; 16 May 2003, Conference in the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; 5 May – 10 May 2004, Frankfurt Art Fair, Germany; 15 August – 10 September 2004, Thomas Manas House, Nida, Lithuania; 19 September – 10 October 2004, Gallery […]

Artist’s Book. Tea Book No. 1

Tea Book No. 1 2002, unique, artist’s book object, tea bags, rope, wooden box, 12,3 x 12,3 x 4,6 cm Artist’s book was exhibited in the “4th International Artist’s Book Exhibition”, in the King St. Stephen Museum in Székesfehérvár, Hungary; The artist’s book belongs to the King St. Stephen Museum Collection.   © Artist’s Book Creators 2002 […]

2nd International Artist‘s Book Triennial in Salzburg, Austria

Theme: “Apocalypse” Time: 10 January – 3 February 2001 Location: Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria The 2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000 was exhibited in the Gallery 5020, in Salzburg, Austria. A coordinator of the 2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial in Austria, Martin Gredler wrote in the catalogue: “Obviously, the medium of the book takes […]

2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000

Theme: “Apocalypse”   Time & Location: 2 November – 28 November 2000, Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania; 10 January 10 – 3 February 2001, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria. In the year 2000 the 2nd International Artist‘s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000  took place with 150 artists from 29 countries: if to mention Japan, Korea, Australia, almost all […]

2nd International Artist‘s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000 – Calligraphic Artist’s Book

Theme: “Apocalypse” Time: 2 November – 28 November 2000 Location: Gallery “Kaire – Desine”, 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 […]

1st International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 1997

Theme: “Diary: Eight Days” Time: 23 September – 14 November 1997 Location: Gallery “Kaire Desine”, Vilnius Organiser of the Exhibition: Circle “Bokartas”. In Lithuania Artist‘s Book Exhibitions were initiated and organized in the last decade of the 20th century, when Lithuania restored her independence, left the formation of the USSR and regained freedom. While organizing […]