RESULTS OF THE JURY SESSION (Monday, 27 June 2011)

Jury Members: Jianping He, Graphic Designer, Berlin; Martina Kandeler-Fritsch, Acting Director MAK, Vienna; Florian Pumhösl, Artist, Vienna; Maria White, Chief Cataloguer, Tate Library, London.

Winning projects (awarded € 2.000,00 each):
Katarzyna Wolny
Lien Buysens (Belgium)
Julie Kačerovská
(Czech Republic)
Elena Peytchinska
Matthias Krinzinger

Honorable mentions: Veronika Schäpers (Germany) Rainer Fest (Germany) Sky Nash (United Kingdom) Beatrix Mapalagama (Austria) Christoph Rothmeier (Germany) Amélie Dubois (France) Patrick Sauze (France) Libby Scarlett (United Kingdom) Edith Kollath (Germany) Katrin Herzner (Germany) José Rosinhas (Portugal) Vuk Cuk (Serbia) Marie-Noelle Fontan (France) Karin Sulimma (Austria) Sabine Golde (Germany) Lyn Hagan (United Kingdom) Maria Szczodrowska (Poland) Filip Tofil (Poland) Aïdée Bernard (France)Ilona Kiss (Hungary) Max Marek (Germany) Celestina Vičević (Croatia) Tristan Perreton + Claire Andlauer (France) Andrea Pezman (Slovakia) Carolyn Thompson (United Kingdom) Gerlinde Hofmann (Germany) Susan Deakin (United Kingdom) Kate Owens (United Kingdom) Livia Mateiaş (Romania) Lucas Kunz (Germany) Mario Kolaric (Croatia) Javiera Pintocanales + Georgina Aspa (Spain) Manuel Blázquez Palacios (Spain) Sandra Djurovic (Montenegro) Michail Molochnikov (Germany) Agata Kosmacz (Poland) Rachele Riviere (France) Irena Frantal (United Kingdom) Gerhild Ebel (Germany) Valerie Buess (Germany) Consuelo Vinchira (Spain) Josipa Saric (Croatia) Igor Mudronja (Croatia) Laure Grimal (France) Johanna Haigl + Kurt Weckel + Guenter Miklenic (umraum artcollectiv) (Austria)

Jury Statement
On June 27, 2011 the ABoT jury - Jianping He (Graphic Designer, Berlin), Martina Kandeler-Fritsch (Acting Director, MAK), Florian Pumhösl (Artist, Vienna) and Maria White (Chief Cataloguer, Tate Library, London) - selected the winning projects of the ABoT competition.

The competition started with an open call, resulting in an enormous response of 925 entries from all over Europe. Therefore a preliminary jury session was held with the partners of the EU project "Artists' Books on Tour - Artist Competition and Mobile Museum" from Prague and Ljubljana. The final jury selected from the remaining 158 books and proposals from 26 different countries, awarding five winning projects and 45 recognition awards.

The entries ranged from illustrated books to conceptual works and book objects. All the projects dealt with book art in a very subjective way. The jury paid special attention to choosing works with different approaches, ranging from the reconsideration of avantgarde poetry to architectural landscape and sheer objecthood.

The winning proposals are Julie Kačerovská's (Czech Republic) "Paper Landscape", a paper microstructure cut into a book edge, Elena Peytchinska's (Austria) "Book Geometry", a geometrical poem without words, Lien Buysen's (Belgium) "Touwkip", an illustrated book in two volumes, focusing on the tension between text and image, Katarzyna Wolny's (Poland) "Tytus Czyzewski - Chosen Poems", an interpretation of Tytus Czyzewski's poems, and Matthias Krinzinger's (Austria) "1000 Plateaus", who opened three bank accounts at three different banks in order to integrate the book by Guattari and Deleuze into his bank statements.

Vienna, June 27, 2011