Books from the North around the world
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 and 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 established in 2013 - is a book artist 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.