Saturday, January 15, 2011

Artists’ Books on Tour

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2011 (EMAIL)

Artists’ Books on Tour
– Artist Competition and Mobile Museum

Touring exhibition:
Vienna: October 11th, 2011 – January 8th, 2012
Prague: January 16th – March 18th, 2012
Ljubljana: March 26th – May 31st, 2012

To create more public awareness for the book as an independent genre of art production, the EU-funded project “Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum” was launched in June 2010 by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (Vienna) in cooperation with the MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana) and the UPM – Museum of Decorative Arts (Prague). The core activities of the project cover:

• the implementation of a competition among European artists
• the evaluation of the results by an international jury awarding the best submissions
• the presentation of selected works in a “Mobile Museum” touring several European cities

In order to bring visibility to contemporary developments in the field of artists’ books, we offer artists a platform to share their work within a unique all-European competition among book artists for the first time ever. We therefore invite artists to hand in their recent or planned art projects in the field: submissions will be accepted as completed physical or digital book objects or in the form of conceptual designs for projected but yet-unrealized book works. Outstanding works will be awarded a grant given by an international jury.

Artists of any age who live and work in Europe are eligible to enter the contest. Artist collectives may also apply. Please note that teams have to name one contact person (in the application form) and will be treated as a single person in the event of winning a prize (prize money will only be paid once).

SUBMISSION (truncated)
Submissions are accepted via postal mail or personal delivery. Please stick to the following application procedure:

1. Send a short registration e-mail to by February 28th, 2011.
2. Fill in the application form online ( by May 2nd, 2011.

Full details available on the website:

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Project Leader:
Mag. Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (+43-1) 711 36-250