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European International Book Art Biennale 2010

European International Book Art Biennale
I edition
August- September 2010

„We live in the 21st century, the century of technology, of computers and mass media, all of which are separating us and our children from the written word.
In a few years, if this direction of our civilized world continues, books will disappear.”
Dorothea Fleiss

The European International Book Art Biennale has been promoting and encouraging any unconventional attitudes about books.
It deals with book-objects, book-installations, one-offs, author's books, artist's books, writer's books, experimental and limited editions, fine press books, etc.
The core of the project is an exhibition composed of works selected in a competition and made by the artists invited by the organisers. After the premiere (which usually took place in Satu- Mare Art Museum) the exhibition is shown in many prestigious venues (art galleries and libraries) throughout Romania and abroad. Carefully and unconventionally designed catalogues containing colour pictures of exhibited items, artists' short biographies and opinions about their work, various essays and reviews, a lot of pieces of useful information valuable both for ordinary book lovers and those ones professionally dealing with books, are very important for promoting the idea of book art.

More details can be found at our website:

The exhibition of the European International Book Art Biennale
will take place in August 2010 at Museum of Art Satu- Mare Romania.

Exhibition oppenning:
6th August at 8.00 PM at ART MUSEUM SATU- MARE

10.00 PM presentation of the artists at the Museum of ART SATU- MARE

Organisers of the festival:
D. Fleiss & East West Artists e. V. Stuttgart, Museum of Art Satu- Mare,
D. Fleiss & East West Artists e. V. Carei, Romania

In cooperation with:
Book Art Museum in Łódź, Polish Artist Union Book Art Section, Transculturalexchange USA
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo " Wilfredo Lam" and Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plasticas, Havanna Cuba

Author and Curator of the European International BOOK ART BIENNALE:
Dorothea Fleiss

Herczeg Eduard


JURY Committee:
Mary Shermann, USA, Viyé Diba, Senegal, Alicja Słowikowska , Jadwiga Tryzno, Janusz Tryzno, Radosław Nowakowski,, Poland, Marisa Cortese, Italy,

Any book artist from any country can take part in the competition.
Up to four artist's books can be submitted by one author/artist or a team.
The books should be completed within last two years (2008- 2010) in any technique and belong to the author/artist, art gallery or press.

As for the texts not written by the artist we ask to obey general rules of the copyright. The name of a writer (and a translator), the title (and the original title), name of a publisher and year of publishing should be given.
The entry form should be send no later than June 15, 2010 to:

Muzeul de Arta Satu- Mare
European International Book Art Biennale
Piata Libertatii Nr. 21
440014 Satu- Mare

E-Mail :

There are no limitations regarding technique and form, however in case of very complex and unusual works due to material, size or construction the artist is kindly requested to contact the organisers.
It might happen the work will not be accepted due to the problems with exhibiting, transport or if it can cause any danger for the audience.
The competition will proceed in two stages.
Stage 1:
The jury created by the organisers will review the submitted documentation and select works for the final competition. The artists will be informed and asked to send or bring personally their works.
The exact date and place will be given later. The organisers will send back neither pictures or any other documents attached to the entry form which will be kept in the competition archives.
Stage 2:
The jury will judge the works and select those ones to be awarded and shown at the exhibition.
Decisions of the jury can not be appealed.
The jury line-up will be announced at least two weeks before the jury sets to work.
The prizes will be awarded both by the Jury.
The costs of sending the books are on the artist.
Please write the value for the customs max. 30 EUR / 30 USD or the text
The organisers are not responsible of any damages caused by the conditions of transportation or careless packing by the artist. The books should have labels with artist's name, title and notice “European Book Art Biennale”.
The participation is free of charge.
We ask the artists to donate the Art Book to the permament collection of DFEWA.

We prepaire one catalog with the EIBAB, the including fee is FREE of CHARGE ,
but we ask the participants do make same donations payable to:
Bank transfers should be made to:
dorothea fleiss & east west artists Association Carei
Banc: BANCA BCR- Carei
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): RO17RNC80222108088590001
SIFT/BIC (Bank Identification Code) RNCBROBU 300311016 BCR
Subject should be: EIBAB
Once paid the money shall not be returned.
If we have money we can make the catalog, otherweise a BLOG.
Taking part in the competition means also the acceptance to show the books till the end of 2011 at various exhibitions in Germany and abroad.
The participants agree to use images of their works in different media for the promotion of the European International Book Art Biennale

Competition regulations and entry forms are available at

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