Physical opening in Sao Paulo, Brazil and online on facebook and instagram
By Heidi Trautmann
Our Cypriot artists, Inci Kansu, Ismet Tatar and Mandana
Mehrnia, members of the Cyprus Paper Artists Association KKSD and of “IAPMA - THE
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PAPER MAKING PAPER ARTISTS” have enrolled in this
interesting worldwide project which now finally comes to the long and eagerly
awaited opening, and it will not be the end, as the entire project is planned
to travel to other places, I have heard. It is a project about working together,
trusting each other, with a partner assigned by the curator.
As we learn from the introduction text by the organiser,
72 artists from 36 countries have been taking part, please read the text below
for the background story.
Through our above mentioned artists I had the opportunity
to follow the steps taken and it was quite an adventure to get the artist books
from one country to the next where they had to be finalized; so each artist had
to work on two books, first as the initiator and then finalizing the book done
by the partner. It demands a lot of imagination and openness to find the
artistic answer to the project started.
I think that this project demands our awareness and our
respect, especially in these weird times we are going through, so please mark
the date in your calendar.
Find here photos of our artists works
INTRODUCTION BY THE IAPMA COORDINATOR
Artist Books is the exhibition of the collection of the artist books made in
pairs by 72 artists from 36 countries enrolled in the Postal Artist Books
Project, between the years 2020 and 2021, during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The exhibition is opened from May 15, 2021 until July 15, 2021.
Physical and Online Exhibition will open on May 15, 2021 at www.artistbooklibrary.art
click on link for more information.
Countries: Participating Artists
Mónica Goldstein and Silvia Turbiner
Australia: Gail Stiffe, Heather Matthew and Denise Martin
Brazil: Altina Felicio, Angela Barbour, Cildo Oliveira, Eliana Anghinah,
Luciane Kunde Borges, Lygia Eluf, Marisa Garcia de Souza, Maura Takemiya and
Regina Carmona, Lourdes Sakotani
Canada: Ann Mansolino and Gina Page
Chile: Maria Elena Vial
Colombia: Hilda Piedrahita and Miriam Londoño
Cyprus - North: İnci Kansu and Ismet Tatar, Mandana Mehrnia
Denmark: Anne Vilsboell and Grethe Wittrock
Ecuador : Gabriela Égüez
Egypt: Okasha and Rania Ashraf
Finland: Erica Menna, Liisa Malkamo and Niina Keltamäki
France: Dominique Rousseau, Pascal Minart and Viviane Colautti Ivanova
Germany: Carolina Oltra, Heike Berl, Josephine Tabbert, Petra Grupp and Siegrid
Grecce: Evangelia Biza
Hungary: Eszter Bornemisza
Iceland: Kristveig Halldórsdóttir
India: Ankon Mitra
Indonesia: Karna Mustaqim
Israel: Laura Behar
Italy: Luciano Pandiani and Renata Giannelli
Japan: Keiko Horiguchi
Latvia: Ilze Dilane
Malaysia: Ceres Lau
Mexico: Margara De Haene and Laura Romero
Morroco: Haji Said
Netherlands: Aliza Thomas, Cherilyn Martin and Eva Kipp
Norway: Kirsti Grotmol
Paraguay: Lilia Puentes
Peru: José Luis Mosie and Roger Bellido Ancori
Poland: Zuzanna Dolega
Spain: Annabel Keatley and Olga Serral
Estonia : Anne Rudanovski
Sweden: Elisabeth Westlund
Switzerland: Therese Weber
United Kingdom:Amanda Lynch
USA: Devi Dragone, Genevieve Lapp and Naomi Krajewski
Venezuela: Juan Eduardo Pérez Padrón and Natalia Rondón
the whole world stopped, people and especially artists had the chance to
rethink their lives and the planet, they could be involved in an extraordinary
and unique way in their creative processes, seeking answers and finding
project aimed to create an opportunity for artists around the world, to
exchange experiences through the exchange of Artist Books, in this difficult
international call was opened, with free registration to all artists interested
in participating in the exchange project. Artists from any country were able to
participate, and in particular IAPMA member artists who correspond to 44
artists in the exhibition, some of them has joined IAPMA during the project.
artist was assigned, through a draw, a partner from a different continent than
his own. Thus, pairs started a joint work, where each artist produced an artist
book to be completed by the partner. The books created by each artist were sent
to the partner artist who completed it on the other side of the world and then
sent it to us, in Brazil, for the organization of the exhibition.
distances were reduced, the books traveled where we could not go in the current
circumstances, facing all the difficulties of closing borders, and post
offices, and in the end we have a beautiful collection of artist books, where
each book made by two artists from distinct continents, carries with it a world
of experiences and visions of this unique moment in which we are living.
precious collection that is now part of the International Artist Book Library,
which is launched worldwide in this beautiful exhibition at the Oswald de
Andrade Gallery in Sao Paulo Brazil.
have already invitations to present the exhibition in five more countries.
hope this project can reach many people and share the artists experiences during
IAPMA Exhibitions Coordinator
Project was idealized and curated by Ângela Barbour, the IAPMA Exhibitions
Coordinator, organized by Ellora Ateliê, joined to PapelArte/ArtPaper
Interchange Art Project, and supported by IAPMA from the Call for Members