Fernand Baudin Prize 2011 winners exhibition
The Fernand Baudin Prize, who wants to honour and encourage the contemporary book production in Brussels and Wallonie, presents for its fourth edition the Most Beautiful Books 2011. These books have been selected by an international jury and demonstrate an outstanding quality both in their conception (editorial and graphic) as in their production (printing and binding). Through an exhibition and a catalogue, we hope to bring this creativity to the notice of a wider public. The opening of the exhibition, the awarding of the honorary diplomas to the prize-winners as well as the catalogue launch, will take place at WIELS on the 22nd of March from 6 till 9 pm, on the occasion of Pa/per View art book fair dedicated to publishers of art and artist’s books. That same day, a press conference will be held at 1.00 pm at WIELS in presence of some of the award-winners.
EXHIBITION OF THE AWARD-WINNING AND DISCUSSED BOOKS OF THE FERNAND BAUDIN PRIZE 2011
23RD MARCH – 25TH MARCH
OPENING – AWARD-WINNING CEREMONY- CATALOGUE LAUNCH
22ND MARCH AT 6.00 PM
Excerpts from the regulations and the jury-process
To be eligible, a book must have been published during the previous year and at least one of the collaborators must live or work in Brussels and/or Wallonia. The participating books are judged by an international jury of book professionals, who take into account all components of the book bearing in mind their appropriateness with the content of the work. In general we can state that the Prize wishes to privilege distinct approaches of a number of books and highlight the coherence of interaction between several agents involved in the book: the graphical designer, the publisher and the printer-binder. The Prize also wants to reward remarkable aspects of graphical, conceptual or technical nature. It is not intended to honour books which are – however without fault – also without risk or soul.
For this fourth edition of the Fernand Baudin Prize, the jury took place in Sint-Lukas Brussels, College of Art an Design, on 16th and 17th January 2012.
109 books registered for participation and eligible, presented by categories, were shown to the jury. After the consultation of these books, 27 books were selected for the debating.
Only the 7 books having obtained a majority of the votes in the final round were elected award-winners and bear the title of “Prize-winner of the 2011 Fernand Baudin Prize”.
An honorary diploma will be given to the 3 collaborators of each award-winning book: graphic designer, publisher and printer.
The selected books that didn’t receive a majority of the votes, are thediscussed books.
PRESIDENT OF THE JURY
Urs Lehni (CH)
graphic designer (studio Lehni-Trueb), publisher (Rollo Press), teacher at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe
MEMBERS OF THE JURY
Ludovic Balland (CH) graphic designer who specialises in typography and bookdesign, founder of Typography Cabinet, teacher at ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne
Sam de Groot (NL) graphic designer, publisher (TRUE TRUE TRUE publishing), teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam
Simona Denicolai (B) artist’s duo with Ivo Provoost
Lina Grumm (D) graphic designer (studio HIT), teacher at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leiden
Wim Lambrecht (B) visual artist, teacher at Sint-Lukas Gent, researcher at OPAK in Leuven (Research platform for Architecture and Arts)
Mieke Plaizier (B) bookseller and publisher (Plaizier, Bruxelles)
Alex Rich (UK) designer and artist working across different disciplines
Jean-Louis Rollé (B) manager at SONUMA (Société de numérisation et de commercialisation des archives audiovisuelles), collector of contemporary artbooks and artist’s books