Check out the press for the artist book exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia, with work from some of our ABBA members–it just opened today!
TOUCH, PLEASE! exhibition showcases the creativity of bookforms and various bookbindings.
Students’ City Cultural Center
Zorana Djindjica Boulevard 179
Gallery, January 28 – February 13, 2016
Opening reception on January 28 at 7 p.m.
Working hours, Monday – Saturday from
Art book exhibition from the collection of Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade with the guest selection of ABBA members artists’ books from Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Art book, artists’ book, the book-related art, the book as an art object…there is not one single definition for this exciting field of research and experimentation with image, text, fonts, materials, method of scrolling and types of bookbindings.
During the final year and post-graduate studies students at the Faculty of Applied Arts (FPU) in Belgrade create art books of single or limited editions through practices of designing, illustrating and co(publishing) a literary work according to their choice. Since 1964 the FPU has printed and collected over three hundred editions of students’ art books.
During this exhibition the audience will have an opportunity to view, open, touch and scroll through the part of this unique collection.
Along with FPU collection, Students’ City Cultural Center invited members of ABBA (A Buncha Book Artists) collective from Arizona State University, Tempe, USA to exhibit artist’s book from their collection. Books will stay within the Students’ City Cultural Center collection as contribution to the archives and used with the intention of teaching. This donation is a part of the permanent exchange launched last year when Belgrade University student’ artists’ books were exhibited at the ABBA’s annual exhibition.