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Artist Book Collections and Exhibitions


Artist Book Collections and Exhibitions

A discussion group about collecting and exhibiting artists' books. Post information about upcoming exhibitions here.

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News: Exhibitions and Collections


Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem is a private collection in Sydney (Australia) of books made by printmakers, photographers, photomonteurs, painters, writers and poets. (NEW!!)

Blood on Paper was a major exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in 2008.

Book Arts in the USA online catalogue here. (NEW!!)

Science and the Artists' Book was an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in 1993.

The Centre for Artist's Book in Dundee includes an online databse of their collection.

The Artist Turns to the Book was a major exhibition at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 2005.

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Comment by Hubert Kretschmer on October 16, 2010 at 22:04
Ausstellung von Buch-Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1988-1992 von Christoph Mauler im Archiv für künstlerische Bücher und mehr in München: Objektbücher, Pop-Up-Bücher, Buch-Skulpturen. Als Katalog dazu ist erschienen so-VIELE Heft 11.

Comment by Judy Barrass on September 15, 2010 at 9:44
Richard Minsky at Yale Tuesday October 5 at 1 pm. Llght refreshments served afterward. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Yale University Library Standing Committee on Professional Awareness. Details at the Yale website:

and at the above link you can download the free full color PDF catalog of the current exhibition, Material Meets Metaphor: A Half Century of Book Art by Richard Minsky.
Comment by Robert Heather on August 25, 2010 at 15:31
Call for Entries - 6th International Artist’s Book Triennial
Vilnius 2012. Theme: “Love”
Deadline: 15th of November 2011
Curator: Kestutis Vasiliunas,
Comment by librodeartista on February 17, 2010 at 19:02
Comment by Hubert Kretschmer on December 16, 2009 at 7:46
I have been running my "Archiv künstlerische Bücher und mehr" in Munich for over 30 years.
This is my website with an online database with over 6000 entries.
I'm interested in cooperations for exhibitions.
Comment by Abigail Thomas on November 24, 2009 at 8:49
Hi all, I am looking for a few overseas venues (I am based in the UK) to tour my Micro-Pages project/exhibition to next year. If your library is interested please get in touch. All you require to show the exhibition is a microfilm reader machine that can handle a 35mm microfilm reel.
Comment by Joanne B Kaar on September 6, 2009 at 2:34
Westland Exhibiton opened last night in Caithness Horizons, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.

Artists - Joanne B Kaar - Scotland
Lynn Taylor - New Zealand

lots of our artists books and other stuff!
And the paper boat fundraiser ! paper boats from folks in 25 different countries.
To see all the boats and bid for a boat visit:

Comment by Robert Heather on March 25, 2009 at 16:38
There is some information about an interesting collection of artists books at the Australian National University here.
Comment by Robert Heather on March 16, 2009 at 8:37
On display at Cox Rayner Gallery from April 2009 onwards
Artspace Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Compiled in 1968 by the American Surrealist artist William Copley (1919 - 1996), the SMS portfolios reflect both the diversity of art and the anti-commercial idealism of the time. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp's La boite-en-valise (the box in a suitcase) 1934-41, Copley set out to produce a new form of art journal. He invited a diverse range of artists, writers and musicians to submit a work of art that was reproduced and included,w ithout comment or explanation, in a boxed collection avaialbel by mail order subscription, limited to an edition of 2000.

This set of six portfolios is a major addition to the Mackay Regional Council's Artists' Book Collection. It represents the historically important development of 1960s artists' books as a means for artists to make work that can be sold to a wide audience, bypassing the 'elitist' filter of the comemrcial gallery system. It includes work by many of the pioneers of artists' books such as Dieter Roth, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner and Dick Higgins, as well as multiples by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Roy Lichetnstein, Christo, Yoko Onon and On Kawara.
Comment by Megan Herring on January 28, 2009 at 10:10
Minuscule/Massive/En Masse is an exhibition of artist books now on show at Hand Held in Melbourne. On show are 8 artist book prototypes and wall works all derived fron the experimental text Alley Cat Nomad by Adrian Lawson. Alley Cat Nomad is a playful, rambling text which Lawson describes as a poetic journey. In keeping with the text the books are intended to be playful, rambling and a journey to read and engage with. The books explore and respond to a question of readability posed by many writers, will it be published? will it be read? can it be read? will the reader make that journey?

For more info and images of the show go to

Minuscule/Massive/En Masse run until Feb 28th 2009 at Hand Held Gallery Suite 18, (upstairs) the Paramount, 108 Bourke street Melbourne , 3000.

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