Books from the North around the World
A huge thanks to ARKIR Book Arts Group (www.arkir.art), for installing Bibliotek Nordica at The National Library of Iceland, in Reykjavik, and to the library for hosting this exhibition. It will open on the 17th May 2021.Due to Corona there will be no official opening. The last day of the exhibition is 22nd August - before travelling to a new destination.
For more info on the exhibition in Engelsk
For more info on the exhibition in Islandsk
Bibliotek Nordica – norræn bókverkasýning
Bókverkasýningin Bibliotek Nordica, samsýning 84 norrænna listamanna á bókverkum í A6-broti, verður opin frá og með mánudeginum 17. maí 2021 í Þjóðarbókhlöðunni. Tólf íslenskir listamenn eiga verk á sýningunni sem hefur verið sett upp í sex löndum á síðustu tveimur árum. Sýningarstjórn verkefnisins er í höndum Codex Polaris - Imi Maufe, Megan Adie og Bent Kvisgaard. Markmiðið með Bibliotek Nordica er að búa til safn norrænna bókverka sem auðvelt er að nálgast sem hægt er að nota til viðmiðunar í bókmenntasögu samtímans og skapa um leið tengslanet milli Norðurlandanna. Sýningin stendur fram til sunnudagsins 22. ágúst. Opið er virka daga 9-17 og 10-14 á laugardögum. Lokað sunnudaga. Nánar verður tilkynnt viðburði tengda sýningunni síðar.
Upplýsingar um sýninguna: https://www.codexpolaris.com/bibliotek-nordica.html
Sýningarskrá má sjá hér: https://issuu.com/codexpolaris/docs/bn_catalogue_final
Ólafur J. Engilbertsson
Sýningar og kynningarmál
Landsbókasafn Íslands – Háskólabókasafn
Codex Polaris was one of the online contributors to BABE2021 - The Lost Weekend at the Arnolfini, Bristol.
Alongside a film about Codex Polaris, we also contributed on the catalogue with our editions of Posted/Unposted.
At last we have the pleasure of launching Posted/Unposted•British Isles at the IMPACT 11 International Print Festival in Hong Kong.
Exhibitions viewable online:
Watch mini films of all the work included in this new edition of Posted/Unposted
Kurt Johannessen, Rita Marhaug, Randi Annie Strand and Imi Maufe, plus Bibliotek Nordica
The latest exhibition at Kristiansand Kunsthall is all about books - the gallery rooms are filled with works by four Norwegian based artists and Bibliotek Nordica.
Welcome to Rom for bøker or Room for Books - 30th Jan til 21th March 2021.
We wish you all well and hope that you keep safe during these times. We are working on new projects and even thought many of the events we were planning on attending this year have been cancelled - we are looking forward to bringing you inspiring book art events and publications over the next year. Watch this space!
Imi, Randi and Rita
Due to Corona this event has been postponed until later this year. We will be updating everyone when we know more!
En helg med Artist Books I Stockholm
Et risk(U) prosjekt i NKF:s lokaler, Nordiska Gästateljén Malongen, Nytorget 15 A - mitt på Söder!
RUM för BÖCKER! -
Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet (Lina Nordenström) och Codex Polaris (Imi Maufe) har
gått samman om att organisera detta helgevenemang med focus på ARTIST BOOKS från de nordiska länderna. Syftet är att skapa möjligheter att visa och samtala om konst-närsböcker, utbyta erfarenheter och diskutera idéer om tänkbara framtida samarbeten under kollegiala former.
Vi kommer att ställa ut Bibliotek Nordica och Posted/Unposted, vilket är två olika exempel på samarbetsprojekt, initierade av Codex Polaris. Projekten inkluderar totalt
125 konstnärer, poeter och grafiker från de nordiska länderna och de brittiska öarna.
Pluss böcker av ytterligare inbjudna konstnärer!
Under lördagseftermiddagen organiserar vi ett program med läsningar och andra framföranden med anknytning till artists books som konstform. Programmet övergår sen
i en enkel middag på kvällen - även detta i NKF:s lokaler.
Mer information kommer när vi vet mer!
Kontakta: Lina Nordenström: email@example.com / +46-73-5641167
Imi Maufe: firstname.lastname@example.org / +47 9025 7476
RUM för BÖCKER (ROOM for BOOKS!) - 30th - 31st May 2020
A Risk(U) project for Nordiska Gästateljén Malongen, Nytorget 15 A, Stockholm, Sweden
GG Print Studio (Lina Nordenström) and Codex Polaris (Imi Maufe) are organising a weekend of ARTISTS' BOOKS from the Nordic countries. This weekend is designed to give space for exchanging and discussing of book art ideas along with the possibility to show examples of book works in a pop up exhibition.
We will be showing Codex Polaris’ collaborative projects Bibliotek Nordica and Posted/Unposted - which in total include works by 125 artists, poets, and printmakers from the Nordic countries and British Isles. Plus works from invited guests.
We will be sending out information about the full program when we know more.
Contact and questions:
Lina Nordenström: email@example.com / +46-73-5641167
Imi Maufe: firstname.lastname@example.org / +47 9025 7476
We are showing work from 6 artists at this years Bergen Art Book Fair.
Ane Thon Knustsen, Elisabeth Rydland Nillsen, Vibeke Luther O' Rourke, Imi Maufe, Rita Marhaug, and Randi Annie Strand.
Join one of the guided tours, or just come to the stand to see what we have on offer!
Randi Annie Strand is also launching a book on Saturday as part of the fair's program.
Bibiotek Nordica is part of 'My Library was Dukedom Large Enough' in the Glasrummet at Konstepidemin, Göteborg as part of GIBCA extended program.
Curated by Carine Fihn.
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 2. november
The exhibition is open until 24. November 2019 Opening times: Tue-Thu 12-17, Fri-Sun 12-16
Konstepidemin, Konstepidemins väg 6, 413 14 Göteborg, Sweden
”Every library is its own universum. Truths, lies, fantasies, dreams, proof and disproof exist on quiet shelves. All according to definite systems. The letters of the alphabet get a meaning through chapters, headings, and paragraphs. In that way human thinking, experience and knowledge throughout history have been made available for the future.
An artists’ book borrows the idea and the form of a book but is not literature in its usual form but an alternative space, a unique work, a container for the artist’s ideas and thoughts. The artist creates a personal universe, with its own truths, lies and sometimes its own library. It can contain everything or nothing at all. The intention is created in the eye of the beholder.”
– Carina Fihn
Posted/Unposted is part of GG print studio's 10 year anniversary exhibition which takes place from 5. october til 10. november at Gallery Astley in Uttersberg, Sweden. This exhibition celebrates the existence of the print studio with work of over 75 artists that are in some way connected, so an apt place to show this project as it is here that the idea was conceived and the project realised with thanks to Lina Nordenström.
Bibliotek Nordica has been on tour in Malmö and Copenhagen - with a visit to Kusntbibliotek which is part of the Danish National Library and also to have an additional component to the box fitted!
Codex Polaris was invited by Bergen Art Book Fair to exhibit Bibliotek Nordic at this years Frankfurt book fair (17. -20 Oktober) - on the Bergen kommune stand!
Codex Polaris deltar på Kunstbokmessen Bastard, Lillehammer
23- 25. mai 2019
Kunstbokmessen Bastard er et årlig arrangement i regi av Oppland kunstnersenter under Norsk Litteraturfestival på Lillehammer. Bastrad utforsker skjæringspunktet mellom visuell kunst og litteratur gjennom aktuelle publikasjoner, samtaler, presentasjoner og verksteder der de to feltene bryter inn i hverandre.
Codex Polaris viser følgende kunstnere:
Tormod Haugland/Annette Kierulf, Monica Aasprong, Johan Solberg, Ane Thon Knutsen, Vibeke Luther O´Rourke, Imi Maufe, Rita Marhaug og Randi Annie Strand.
Bibliotek Nordica will be on show at the latest edition of BABE - Bristol Artists' Book Event that takes place every two year and is held at the Arnolfini, Bristol, UK - 30th to 31st March 2019.
For more info about the event:
See here for a snapshot of who is appearing at BABE this year
Imi Maufe and Lina Nordenström will be opening the newly installed exhibition of Posted / Unposted ++ at the San Francisco Center for the Book on the 2nd Feb 2019. This is part of the Codex Nordica project that Codex Polaris have organised for the Codex Book fair and Symposium. Alongside the original Posted / Unposted boxed work, nine artists from the Nordic Letterpress Collaboration are exhibiting extra bookworks and prints.
The exhibition is on from 2nd Feb til 29th April 2019
The San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
There will be a gallery walk thru on the 7th feb from 5.30 -7.30
Codex Polaris is showing an exhibition of books at the
Un Altro Studio centre in Bologna, Italy as part of Fruit Exhibition's book fair.
Un Altro Studio, via Capo di Lucca 12 a – Bologna
Thursday, 31st January – Sunday, 03rd February 2019
Opening night: Thursday, 31th January, h.19:00
Breakfast on the patio: Sunday, 03rd Feb, h.11:00
Opening Times: Fri 1 – 18:00-22:00
Sat 2 + Sun 3 – 11:00-13:00 / 16:00-20:00
Codex Polaris would like to welcome you to the Nordic focus at this year's CODEX book fair and symposium in The San Francisco Bay Area, USA!
You can find work by artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden and the Bibliotek Nordica library on stand 119,120,126,127,128, and 129 - 3rd til 6th February 2019.
See www.codexfoundation.org for the program of events
CODEX POLARIS established in 2013 - is a book art group based in Bergen, Norway that creates opportunities and exhibiting platforms for artists who work with books in the Nordic region. Alongside the exhibition program Codex Polaris invites guest co-organisers to work on various networking projects, and writers to contribute with textworks to raise the profile of book arts spanning local and international perspectives. Founders are Sarah Jost, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe and Randi Annie Strand.