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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.

Location: Worldwide
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Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2015

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 csaba on December 1, 2010 at 8:05
I'll definitely take a part in the exhibition.
Comment by Robert Heather on November 30, 2010 at 16:27
Lessons in History Vol. II Democracy
call to artists!
Lessons in History Vol. II – Democracy

scheduled August/September

‘… in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace — and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.’ Harry Lime in The Third Man (1949)

Graham Greene’s character expresses contempt for democracy in stark contrast to our sense of ‘democracy’ as a ‘feel-good’ idea. With missionary zeal, we have undertaken wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in part to bring a western ‘democratic system’ to the citizens of these countries.
But is the ‘democracy’ we wish to impose already broken? Will the cuckoo clock be all that is left?

Call to artists!

To submit an artist book for selection in Lessons in History Vol. II – Democracy, a 2011 exhibition of artists’ books on the subject of ‘Democracy’.

EMAIL grahame galleries + editions for form for submission

Comment by Hubert Kretschmer on October 16, 2010 at 22:09
Ausstellung von Magazinen der letzten 10 Jahre: Von der Künstlerzeitschrift bis zum Life-Style-Magazin
im Archiv für künstlerische Bücher und mehr in München
Samstag, 16.10.2010, 14-21 Uhr / Samstag, 23.10.2010, 11-17 Uhr / Samstag, 30.10.2010, 11-17 Uhr

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:


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Available to everyone: Robert Jacks & Printed Matter 

10 September - 24 October 2016

Printed Matter is pleased to announce Available to Everyone: Robert Jacks and Printed Matter, curated by Peter Anderson.

The exhibition presents two connected bodies of material: a survey of artists’ books by Australian painter, sculptor and bookmaker Robert Jacks (1942-2014), and an extensive selection of publications drawn from Jacks’ own collection, many of which were purchased from Printed Matter in the early years of the organization.




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