Books from the North around the world
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 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 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.