Program

↓ FAIR @ Bergen Kunsthall 11:00–17:00 (Entreé is still open everyday between 12:00–16:00) ↓

01.04

11:00
Bergen Kunsthall (Rasmus Meyers allé 5)

Bergen Art Book Fair opens at Bergen Kunsthall

Welcome to Bergen Art Book Fair at Bergen Kunsthall!

All-day / drop-in
Workshop
Bergen Kunsthall

ChattyPub by Hackers & Designers (NL)

Chattypub Walk-in workshop at the H&D stand – during the fair’s opening hours ChattyPub is a design tool that leverages a chat interface (Zulip) to apply CSS styles and formats to the content of a publication.

All day
Drop-in workshop
Bergen Kunsthall

Halden Bookworks Making Japanese Paper

Drop by Halden Bookworks' table to see a live performance of the making of Japanese paper by artist Johan Solberg.

All-day
Drop-in workshop
Bergen Kunsthall, Gallery 2

DIY Book Binding Club by Hand Saw Press (JP)

Hand Saw Press welcomes you to an experimental book binding workshop. Using a variety of objects and surplus materials, the workshop asks how can we use everyday things to bind a book?
Bind your own little notebook: No need to sign up, workshop is drop-in and you can spend as long as you like!

13:00
Book launch
Upstairs

Wedgie - Jan Dirk de Wilde (Knust/Extrapool)

WIG, printed and published by Knust in December 2020 (edition of 195 copies, 32 pages, 18 x 25 cm in multiple colors stencilprinted and wedge bound) is Jan Dirk de Wilde's latest art book, featuring all new drawings Jan Dirk mostly made on his Ipad during the first lockdown in 2020.

13:30
Book launch
Upstairs

The Meatman «Magical Misery Tour» - Martin Mentzoni (kaffi fanzine)

The Meatman, with the help of Ken the Kylling & Bob the Bat, goes inside Martin Mentzoni’s Head trying to figure out why he is Suicidal & Depressed.

14:00
Book launch
Upstairs

Røyne forlags spring´22 publications

Røyne forlags spring´22 publications will be presented in a book launcg. Among them are the titelns "Blindfolded audio-book experience", "3 • 365 - An anthology from the graduating class at the academy in Trondheim" and "a collectable-postcard series".

14:30
Book launch
Upstairs

The TSV_ZINE 004 Hunting Shadows (The Smart View)

The Smart Views newest zine edition is coming fresh from the printer. The TSV_ZINE 004 features 24 artists on the theme "Hunting Shadows". The selection has been curated through a hashtag on Instagram. The zine is available in a limited print-run of 350 copies.

15:00
Book launch
Upstairs

The Mutual Understanding of Trust and Wealth (Kurt Johannessen)

"The Mutual Understanding of Trust and Wealth" is book number 11 in the picture book series The Transparent series by Kurt Johannessen.

15:30
Book launch
Upstairs

Tomorrow the forest will be someone else (Les Piñatas)

"Tomorrow the forest will be someone else" is the latest book made by Madeline Wood and Léa Anaïs Machado (Les Piñatas, France) and in collaboration with Pamflett, after a two week residency in Norway.

16:00
Book launch
Upstairs

On Growth and Form 3 (Sherwood Books)

On Growth and Form brings together the work and process of photographers Holly Birtles and Tim Burrough. Using Sir D’Arcy Thompson’s 1917 book that looks at how things grow and the shapes they take in nature and biology, Birtles and Burrough develop a visual response to the content and their practice. Swaying between juxtaposed spreads and sequences of visual narrative, this is the third edition in a growing sequence of works looking at form and growth.

16:30
Book launch
Upstairs

Side Magazine (Bergen Assembly/Wirchleicht Books)

Side Magazine is conceived as a site of research for the fourth edition of Bergen Assembly convened by artist Saâdane Afif. Afif has invited Berlin-based Yasmine d’O. as curator of the edition and executive editor of Side Magazine.

20:00
Landmark

Opening Night

We are very happy to welcome you to the opening night of Bergen Art Book Fair 2022! This night we will have an opening performance with Vilde Tuv, presentations by Printed Matter and Homie House Press and a reading performance with Melanie Kitti and Priya Bains at Landmark from 8pm!

Performance: Vilde Tuv

Bergen Art Book Fair is a big fan of the one-woman-band of Vilde Tuv and her mesmerizing new album 'Melting Songs' (2021). With synths and the "cursed" recorder (that many Norwegian children have to learn at a young age) she makes eerie, almost new-age, fantasy-movie-from-the-80s soundscapes! We are so happy to have Vilde Tuv with us to celebrate our opening day!

Reading performance: Melanie Kitti and Priya Bains

Artist Melanie Kitti and writer Priya Bains will read from the publication Støttehefte #2

Printed Matter

Presentation by Printed Matter

Welcome to the Opening Night at Bergen Art Book Fair, happening once again at Landmark. This year we are excited to present Printed Matter, by Sanjana Iyer (Fairs and Editions Coordinator). Printed Matter is a non-profit organization founded by artists and art-workers in 1976, and is two bookstores and two art book fairs (NY Art Book Fair and LA Art Book Fair).

Homie House Press

Homie House Press is a sisterhood, an evolving plan, and a sci-fi sequence where historically underrepresented folx are equipped with the tools to create + publish in the foto book medium.

02.04

All-day
Drop-in workshop
Bergen Kunsthall, Gallery 3

Momentary Zine by Hackers and Designers (NL)

How does it work? You speak. It prints! With the help of speech to text technology the tool translates spoken word to text. Simultaneously an algorithm runs an automated image search, querying the spoken words and adding the images accordingly. The outcome: A printed publication!

The immediacy of the voice as the main content generator and the possibility of starting a dialogue with the technology serve as vehicle for participation – enabling conversations about unusual publishing methods and the (im)possibilities of automation processes.

You could just walk in anytime during the day and join the workshop!

All-day / Drop-in
Drop-in workshop
Bergen Kunsthall

Photozine with Paul John (US)

Join artist Paul John in a photo zine workshop with your phone and get your image printed on risograph on the spot. Paul John will provide with a small photo assignment, and then you come back to get your photograph printed. You will receive your print, and prints of your photograph will also be part of a small zine in the end of the fair featuring the images from each participant.

11:30
Book launch
Upstairs

Tvillingsong - Anne Tveit Knutsen (Northing)

'Tvillingsong' is the companion book of the documentary film with the same title by Norwegian artist Anne Tveit Knutsen. The book was designed by renown Chinese designer Yanrong Pan, and Chinese designer Yilei Wang, who is now based in Norway.

12:00
Book launch
Upstairs

Lene Baadsvig Ørmen 'O' (Lugemik/Hordaland Kunstsenter)

Please join us for the book launch of '0' by Lene Baadsvig Ørmen, published by Hordaland Kunstsenter and Lugemik.

12:30
Book launch
Upstairs

Bodies that shed tears – Sayo Senoo

"Bodies that shed tears" is Sayo Senoo's newest book / zine made from her
photo collection downloaded from various websites of sex-related
business.

13:00
Book launch
Upstairs

Tågeklokkerne – Sveinung Rudjord Unneland & Andreas Vermehren Holm (Lord Jim Publishing)

Tåkeklokkene er den siste boken i det som har fått navnet Metanoia triologien. Arbeidet strekker seg tilbake til 2016 og inkluderer bøkene Hvorfor ryster jeg og Mørkningen.

This part of the program is in Norwegian

13:30
Book launch
Upstairs

Jeg har mindre til felles med dette landskapet - Peter Dean (Topos)

Jeg har mindre til felles med dette landskapet er tittelen på kunstnerboka av Peter Dean. Boka tar utgangspunkt i Deans gjestekunstneropphold i Ny-Ålesund på Svalbard i 2016, og består av analoge fotografier, feltnotater og skisser over fenomenologiske undersøkelser av landskapet rundt forskningsbyen.

14:00
Presentation
Upstairs

RUG Magazine by Christa Barlinn Korvald

Rug!!! Et samfunn på stumpen is an online newspaper that guides its readers through a world consisting of vegan razors and stumps short thoughts. Rug!!! is one of few online media houses publishing in both bokmål and nynorsk.

15:00
Presentation
Upstairs

How many female type designers do you know? by Yulia Popova (Onomatopee)

Yulia Popova is a graphic designer and author from Berlin, who will present her book «How many female type designers do you know? I know many and talked to some!» The book aims to shine light on the work of women in type, and is published by Onomatopee. The book was first published in 2020 and is now published in its 2nd edition.

16:00
Upstairs

Tekstallianse presenterer samtale: Magasinet ABHIVYAKTI (Melanie Kitti med Audun Lindholm)

Abhivyakti er et tverrkunstnerisk magasin laget av etniske minoriteter i de nordiske landene med redaktørene Melanie Kitti og Priya Bains. Første utgave kom ut i 2021 med temaet forflytning.

This conversation will be held in Norwegian.

03.04

All-day
Drop-in workshop
Bergen Kunsthall, Gallery 3

Momentary Zine by Hackers and Designers (NL) Sunday

How does it work? You speak. It prints!
With the help of speech to text technology the tool translates spoken word to text. Simultaneously an algorithm runs an automated image search, querying the spoken words and adding the images accordingly. The outcome: A printed publication!

11:30
Viewing
Upstairs

Henie Onstad (Collecting Artist's Books)

Kunstnerboksamlingene, Episode 2: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

A documentary by Pamflett about Henie Onstage Art Center's artists book collection. In 2019, the art center invited artist Elise Storsveen to curate a contemporary art exhibition based on their collection. The museums artists book collection was given a central stage in the exhibition called “En heftig opplevelse for et ungt sinn”. In this documentary Ana and Elise talks about the exhibition and about the processes involved in its curation.

13:30
Presentation
Upstairs

Book presentation: Oslofjord - Jessica Williams (Issue Press)

The second edition of “Oslofjord” has been many years in the making, and is a close collaboration between the artist Jessica Williams (US/NO) and George Wietor (US) of the formidable risograph publisher and print shop Issue Press. The book, which depicts arrays of very specific beach plastic collected in the inner Oslofjord, was completely reworked with new color combinations by Wietor, new images, and a new text by the artist.

14:30
Presentation
Upstairs

Hand Saw Press (JP)

Hand Saw Press is a DIY space equipped with a Risograph printing press and woodworking tools. Launched by three people with different backgrounds and specialties—architect Shinsuke Kanno (AM-A-LAB), spatial designer Ryoko Ando (design musica), and restaurant owner and editor Akinobu Oda (map/Nagi Shokudo)—there are currently two locations (Tokyo and Kyoto). By opening up a place and tools to the community through making zines, printing posters and art books, and DIY, Hand Saw Press brings people, the city, and the world together.

15:30
Workshop
Upstairs

Happy Rebellion by Homie House Press

The Happy Rebellion

What does a Happy Rebellion look like? Is it something between you and yourself, or is it all encompassing enough to hold all of us like the water? Does it start with your body and end in someone else's? Does it happen often or just once in a life time? What if you practice rebelling in a different way every day, just to see the many forms rebellion can take when it’s in your own hands? Can I nap for the rebellion? Can I dance for it too? What if it takes an unknown shape? In this workshop, Homie House considers different forms of The Happy Rebellion and how they are confined to the gravity we are all connected too. The take away will be a poster of your own creation.

Sign up for this workshop, limited capacity
Sign up by sending email to anki@babf.no

↓ Bergen Art Book Library @ Entreé. Entreé is open Thursday–Sunday between 12:00–16:00 ↓

↓ Bergen Art Book Library @ Entreé. Entreé is open Thursday–Sunday between 12:00–16:00 ↓

23.03

12:00
Entreé Bergen

Bergen Art Book Library opens at Entrée

We are excited to openen an art book library at Entrée and welcome you to a soft launch on Wednesday, March 23rd! With a selection of zines, publications and books from Printed Matter, Inc., Skeivt arkiv, Geir Haraldseth (curator, Nasjonalmuseet), Geir Goosen (graphic designer) and our own 10 year-in-the-running zine collection, with piublications we have acquired at fairs such as Tokyo Art Book Fair and New York Art Book Fair!

24.03

16:00
Entrée (Markeveien 4B)

Workshop: LGBTQ+ Protest: Before and Now by Nayara Leite with Skeivt Arkiv

Join artist Nayara Leite for a workshop about zine-making under the theme “LGBTQ+ Protests: before and now”, at Entrée on March 24th from 16:00-21:00. The workshop will consist of a presentation of Nayara’s practice and experience with zine production, as well as a hands-on production session as we collectively produce a new publication using archival material provided by Skeivt Arkiv.

26.03

14:00
Entrée (Markeveien 4B)

Collecting: A conversation between Geir Haraldseth and Elise By Olsen

Through a conversation with Elise By Olsen, Geir Haraldseth will present a selection of titles from his personal collection of artist publications. The evening will focus on the activities of current British fashion magazines and the intersection of this sphere with that of the contemporary art world. Elise By Olsen will present her project, the International Library of Fashion Research, showing how her work placing various collection’s works in dialogue together and her experience working with collectors.

27.03

11:00
Instagram Live from Entrée

Books' Impact on Curiosity: From Geir Goosen's collection