This year Bergen Art Book Fair is excited to share a much longer exhibition shaped in the format of a library and community space around books and self-publishing at Entrée gallery. Extending the limited time of the fair format, here we welcome everyone to spend more time with a selection of special publications curated by the fair manager Ann-Kristin Stølan.
Join us Wednesday March 23 from 12-4pm, as we will have a soft launch of the Library and a full launch of this year's program of the 9th edition of Bergen Art Book Fair, opening at Bergen Kunsthall April 1-3.
Within the library several collections will be on display, such as the unique and personal collection of curator Geir Haraldseth - with a special focus on fashion culture, and the enrapturing collection of graphic designer Geir Goosen - with a special focus on graphic design activism.
We are also excited to collaborate with our friends at The Norwegian archive for queer history (Skeivt Arkiv) and Printed Matter Inc. New York, to show a collection of queer zines from both Norway and the United States – on the occasion that 2022 is Queer Culture Year in Norway, marking the decriminalization of homosexuality fifty years ago.
During the exhibition period there will be several workshops and conversations taking place around the communal table in the gallery, with invited guests such as Nayara Leite, Skeivt Arkiv, Geir Haraldseth, and Elise By Olsen. Program will be updated with individual events over three weeks.
Bergen Art Book Library at Entrée will be open Wednesday–Sunday from 12–4pm, we hope you’ll stop by, have a chat, have a coffee or tea, and browse the collection of books.
Wednesday 23: Soft launch of the library and fair. We serve coffee, tea. Thursday 24, 16–21: ZINE WORKSHOP: LGBTQ+ Protests: before and now with Nayara Leite and Skeivt Arkiv. > Link to event. Friday 25: Hang out at the library. We serve coffee, tea. Saturday 26: COLLECTING PUBLICATIONS – a conversation between Geir Haraldseth and Elise By Olsen. > Link to event. Sunday 27: Hang out at the library. We serve coffee, tea.