Opening book

Opening book about..........

A digital collection of artists books, conceived in order to offer a visibiity platform for visual arts artists, opening book was born from the vision of a passionate art lover and a professional artist in 2015. Followed in 2016 by opening book photo, it allows both amateur and professional art lovers to discover and explore both emerging and established artists.

In each book, twelve works of art can be explored in a refined page layout constructed around the works and their details, with fluid navigation between the pages and a powerful zoom for in depth examination. Opening thereby offers artists essential tools for building and consolidating their reputation : professional quality photographic reproductions and membership of a wide diffusion network.

Why donate?

To help us and supporting the artists

You will be able to consult a digital art library and you wil be participating in the running of the association, along side our indispensible public partners (at this time, the regional Provence Alps Côte d'Azure council and the departement council Bouches-du-Rhône). Donations are tax-deductible, as our association complies with the General Interest criteria.

Call for applications Artists wishing to integrate the collection are invited to present a coherent selection of twelve works, accompanied by a short text explaining the pertinence of their selection. The definitive selection will be made in collaboration with Opening. Propositions should be addressed to “contact@opening-book.com” with, in the object section of the email, the precision “candidature opening book”.

Requested elements : twelve images + explanatory note + C.V ( potentially links to internet sites or blogs or documentation about projects already realised.) Formats pdf jpg doc odt (word or open office) for more information contact us.

Selection criteria : the quality and seriousness of the artistic work / justification of a professional career history and a certain number of works of art/ the pertinence of the proposed works of art.

Terms and conditions. Selected artists must become members of the association Opening at the artists price of 50 Euros. If necessary Opening will take charge of the digitalisation (photography or scanning) of the works chosen for publication.


Who we are?

Caroline CIRENDINI

A qualified art historian, a cultural mediater for the past 14 years, she has co-ordinated numerous publishing projects and art commissions with the Bureau des compétences et désirs (Action Nouveaux commanditaires de la Fondation de France), and before that with centre d'art contemporain du Crestet (co-édition avec Actes Sud).

Isabelle SCHNEIDER

An artist, she workes concurrently as a painter and videographer. She is part of the Experimental video festival, Images Contre Nature in Marseilles. She regulary collaborates with experimental theatre companies.(Germany, Greece, France.)

Opening recieves funding from the Regional Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the Bouches-du-Rhône councils.

Opening website is developped by Guilhem Claverie. Contact : guilhem-claverie[at]orange.fr