Sint Lucas Antwerpen is hosting Artists as Independent Publishers – a cooperation of international universities, presenting current artists’ books by students from Antwerp, Bremen, Halle, London, Vienna and Tokyo.
As an interdisciplinary teaching event and exhibition cycle, Artists as Independent Publishers aims to actively take up, explore and help shape trends and possibilities in contemporary art.The theme of “artists’ books” and “publishing as artistic practice” was worked on individually at the different universities in parallel.
The technical spectrum of the contributions ranges from traditional printing processes, such as letterpress, hand offset, screen printing, etching and risography, to current digital technologies. Some was done by hand, some was commissioned. Some books are expansive, object-like and temporary or refuse to be viewed linearly. What they all have in common is to exploit the book form as a space for contemporary artistic expression.
Artists: Students from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Geidai Tokyo, University of the Arts Bremen, Royal College of Art London, Sint Lucas Antwerpen School of Arts, University of Applied Arts Vienna