FRIDAY, June 25th

12:00–13:30 • Official opening

Official opening of the exhibition Kunst og liv på papir/Art and life on paper, including presentations from BABF and The Museum of Longing and Failure.


10:00–16:00 • BABF Pop-up

An excerpt of books for sale from this years Bergen Art Book Fair exhibitors.

Art and life on paper – 25.6.–31.12.2021

Exhibtion at Jugendstilsenteret & KUBE, Ålesund

Jugend magazine meets the Bergen Art Book Fair

Jugendstilsenteret and KUBE possess twenty-nine complete volumes of the German magazine Jugend(Youth). The magazine first saw the light of day in Munich in 1896 and was published on a weekly basis until 1940. The museum has a complete run of volumes from 1896 to 1924. In Jugend, art was regarded as a natural and essential component of life, and by covering a wide-ranging cultural field the magazine presented the contemporary zeitgeist through texts and sumptuous illustrations.

Bergen Art Book Fair has been invited to the exhibition to present a selection of contemporary artist’s books. These books reveal the artistic movements and expressions of the present day. The juxtaposition with Jugendserves to highlight both the continuity and the contrasts between past and present.

MOLAF Circumflexions
By The Museum of Longing and Failure
Shara Hughes • Portraits
By Nieves
By Blokk Forlag
Fight the Power
An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations
By Endless Editions
By Knust/Extrapool
Fjell Hav Poesi / 山海詩
By Northing/Kinakaal
By Heavy Books
How to theoretically turn a sphere inside out II
By Lodret Vandret
Do Plants Feel? (2nd Edition)
By Issue Press
Skrik og skrål i fjellheimen
By Pamflett
Elusive Habitat
By Madrid Publications
We Are All Speaking at the Same Time
By Endless Editions
Things He Would Have Loved To See
By Sherwood Books
Beaivvás Mánát / Leve blant reptiler
By Mondo Books
Rear Window / Vinduet mot bakgården
By Ansten Press
By Radha Pandey
By Hverdag Books
Til endes
By Trippelpunkt
Two Tooth
By Breton Cassette