Opening Night Bergen Art Book Fair   Landmark  Concert, Club, Seminar

Welcome to BABF Opening Night!

Performance by chamber choir GNEIS.
Opening of the book sales at galleries no. 2, no. 3 and Motto Bookshop, and exhibtion by KMD (Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design) with readings by poets from Forsvinningspunkt at Upstairs.

Opening Party at Landmark with musical guest Slim Kerk

Mini-Talks by

Trippelpunkt (NO)

Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet (SE)

Tamas Horvath (HU)

Askeland Bok & Papir (NO)

Nomadic Reading Room (NL)

Vilunki 3000 (FI)

Musical guests:
GNEIS chamber choir is a mixed choir started by conductor Tore Kloster in 2005. The choir have as a central goal the performance of music by living, West Norwegian composers, but also work with high quality music from other places and periods. They aim to challenge the traditional choir format and the conventional concert framework. GNEIS are currently working with a combination of early music and improvisation.

Slim Kerk
Based in Bergen, Norway, Slim Kerk is the stagename of performance and electo artist Hans Christian van Nijkerk, a wild and wacky stage persona with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy.

Slim Kerk's energetic show has found its current shape in the Northern Norway city of Tromsø, where generous amounts of coffee and light therapy are a recommended survival strategy for the long Polar Night period.
Recently he has taken a leap into unknown territory, including full-on improvisation in his concerts and a healthy dose of electronic craziness.

Mini-talks program:

Trippelpunkt is a small, intependent publishing house, started in 2017 by the Bergen based artist Anngjerd Rustand.

Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet
Print studio equipped for letterpress and intaglio printmaking in the small village Uttersberg in the middle of Sweden. Since early 1990 have been working with the book format as an artist in many different ways - sometimes as book objects, but normally in small editions. Regularly we have artists, poets and graphic designers coming to work with their own projects.

Tamas Horvath
Hungarian freelance graphic designer and photographer. He usually publishing short run zines and posters featuring his photographs, sometimes mixed with the graphics he is experimenting with at the moment.

Askeland Bok & Papir
Run by Daniel Askeland. By re-using old books, maps and other types of paper making notebooks and other stationery products with a unique and handmade feel.

Nomadic Reading Room
Starting life as an itinerant reading room in public spaces such as derelict toilets and car parks, Nomadic Reading Room is now a small press and research project into the overlaps of publishing practices and zine culture in fine art contexts.

Vilunki 3000
Graphic designer and visual artist whose imprint has been visible for decades, especially through club posters, strongly in street art, and in subculture-focused bands, flyers, T-shirts and other publications in Finland. Vilunki3000 was awarded as Graphic Designer of the year in Finland in 2017. Exhibiting works together with Blank Blank at Ubåt Press on Friday 20th, where a bus will leave from Landmark at 21:15.

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