Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Displaced: International Artists’ Book Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (EMAIL)

International Artists’ Book Competition and Exhibition

Wiener Library
London, England

The Wiener Library is holding a competition for works of art realised in the form of books. The Wiener Library is Britain’s largest library and archive collecting material about the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. We are looking for artistic responses to the Holocaust and other genocides that engage with the book as a medium of memory and history.

The theme for the competition is Displaced. Altered book artists have the option to choose from a number of ex-library books, on a first come, first served basis. The Wiener Library International Artists’ Book Prize is open to all.

A jury including distinguished leaders in the field of book arts will review all submissions and narrow the field to several finalists. These works will be exhibited in The Wiener Library's Wolfson Reading Room for six weeks and a winner will be selected on or near World Book Day 2014. The Wiener Library will produce a digital exhibition from select competition entries in combination with some of our own material relevant to the theme.

All submissions must be made electronically.

Artists are welcome to submit multiple entries, but each entry must be submitted separately.

Eligibility and restrictions
All artists who use the book format as their primary means of expression are eligible to apply. Accepted works may range from hand-printed fine press books, to inexpensive pamphlets, to altered books. All techniques, approaches and methods of creative expression will be considered.

Altered book artists may want to use a book provided by the library. For a list of titles please contact the Senior Librarian, Kat Hubschmann, khubschmann@wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Work must have been completed since December 2012.

Students are eligible, as is work completed as part of a degree-granting program.

Collaborative works are eligible with the consent of all involved parties.

Exhibition cases
There are three glass-fronted cases integrated into the Reading Room shelves. The measurements are as follows:
21 x 29 x 83cm
22 x 24 x 106cm
25 x 32 x 78cm

All entries should fit into one of these shelves. We also have a low open shelf which could be used to exhibit works that may be handled but we cannot guarantee the safe handling of the item.

Download Additional Guidelines: http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Displaced_Artists_Competition_Additional_Guidelines_1.pdf

Visit website for more details: http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Book_Art_Competition

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 7247
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7436 6428