The Estonian Association of
Designer Bookbinders invites you to participate in the international exhibition
of bookbinding Scripta
Manent III "The Best Thing in the World" in Tallinn,
in the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design.
The exhibition will be opened on June
1st, 2005, the International Children's Day, and will remain open
until October 2nd, 2005.
All artists who treat book as a binding or as an object of art in any
material or technique are welcome to participate. If traditionally a classical
volume or a known contemporary author is selected out for binding, then
this time the text collection consists of fairytales and poems written
by 7-15 years old Estonian children. On the one hand the children's creation
is genuine and spontaneous, on the other hand it is sensitive and susceptible
to the noise and notions of the society. As such, the collection gives
us a hearty and pronounced picture of contemporary life in Estonia. 300
numbered sets of sheets have been published for the exhibition. The title
of the fairytale collection is "The Best Thing in the World".
The Estonian and English language parallel texts have been printed on
Svecia paper in the format A4.
Applications for participation
together with the personal data of the artist are expected to be sent
to Mrs. Sirje Kriisa, the chairperson of the Estonian Association of Designer
Bookbinders, by December 15, 2004.
Mrs. Sirje Kriisa
Allika Street 2-54
Republic of Estonia
Tel.: (+372) 6 780 254
Mob.: (+372) 52 34 400
Fax.: (+372) 6 307 185
The participation fee, which contains the cost of sheets, the exhibition
catalogue and the postal expenses, is 80 EUR. Remittances should be made
to the bank account of the Non-Profit Organization Estonian Association
of Designer Bookbinders.
Remittee: Eesti Koitekunstnike Uhendus MTU
Bank: Hansapank AS, Liivalaia Street 8, 15040 Tallinn, Republic of Estonia
IBAN code: EE032200001120170592
SWIFT code: HABAEE2X
Bank information tel.: (+372) 6 310 310
Every artist who has registered and paid the participation fee will receive
the set of sheets by post or directly from Mr. Rene Haljasmae, from the
Bookbinding Department of the Academic Libarary of the Tallinn Pedagogical
University, address Rävala Street 10, 15042 Tallinn, Republic of
Estonia. Tel.: (+372) 51 900 544 or (+372) 6 659 441.
The artistic binding or object should not weigh more than 3 kg.
It is recommended that the binding contained illustrations.
The exhibits together with
a short biography of the creative work of the artist and a technical description
of the exhibit should be sent to the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and
Design by March 1st, 2005.
Eesti Tarbekunsti- ja Disainimuuseum
Lai Street 17
Republic of Estonia
Tel. (+372) 6 411 927
The jury will gather on April 20, 2005 and select out three bindings/objects
of art. Those three authors will each receive equal non-monetary main
prizes. Incentive prizes will be given to the some other authors marked
out by the jury. All participants will receive diplomas. The young author
of the best fairytale or poem will receive a prize, too. NB! Please let
us know, which of the fairytales or poems you thought was the best. The
jury reserves the right to exclude artistically or technically inadequate
The exhibition will be accompanied by a conference in the Estonian Academy
of Arts, the schedule and the performers will be specified.
After the exhibition the exhibits will be returned to the authors.
The exhibition is supported by:
Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Leatherwork
Artists' Union, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, Estonian
Museum of Applied Art and Design, National Library of Estonia, Academic
Libarary of the Tallinn Pedagogical University, Papyrus LLC, Non-Profit
Organization Hea Laps.