Bibliotek Nordica | at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol UK

🇮🇸 Nokkur verk ARKA verða til sýnis í Bristol í tengslum við eitt af verkefnum CODEX NORDICA, en þar er um að ræða farandsafnið Bibliotek Nordica, sem samanstendur af bókverkum meira en 80 valdra listamanna, hönnuða, rithöfunda og prentlistamanna. Bibliotek Nordica var framleitt í 10 eintökum, en sex ARKIR eiga þar verk, sjá sýningarskrá hér. Bibliotek Nordica verður til sýnis í Arnolfini í Bristol, á sjöunda bókverkatvíæringnum BABE: Bristol Artists’ Book Event, dagana 30.-31. mars 2019. Sjá nánar um viðburðinn á Fb og Instagram.


🇬🇧 Coming up: The book art project Bibliotek Nordica, is on tour and will be shown next at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol UK, at the biennial Artists’ Book Event, on the 30th – 31st March 2019. Bibliotek Nordica represents more than 80 selected artists, designers, writers, and printmakers from the Nordic Countries who contributed with A6 format artist books for a specially designed and produced portable library, produced in an edition of 10. Six members of ARKIR are represented in the library, see catalog here. Also, more about the event on Fb and Instagram.


Bibliotek Nordica: Listi yfir þátttakendur / ​List of Participants:
Leise Dich Abrahamsen (DK), Megan Adie (US/DK), Kristoffer Albrecht (FI), Maija Albrecht (FI), Alt Går Bra (NO/FR), Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (DK), Märit Aronsson (SE/NO), Monica Aasprong (NO/SE), Jim Berggren (SE), Jennifer Bergkvist/Sebastian Larsson (SE), Nina Bondeson (SE), Helga Pálína Brynjólfsdóttir (IS), Thomas Bullinger (DK), Sara Elgerot (SE) Leif Elggren (SE), Carina Fihn (SE), Tina Gjerulff (DK), Camilla Gunnar (FI), Karin Hald (DK), Christel Hansson (SE), Valgerður Hauksdóttir (IS), Eva Hejdström (SE), Lisa Him-Jensen (SE/NO), Kirsti van Hoegee (NO), Andreas Vermehren Holm (DK/NO), Håkon Holm-Olsen (NO), Eeva-Liisa Isomaa (FI), Alexandra Jegerstedt (NO), Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson (NO), Edward Johansson/Ida Sondell (AX), Áslaug Jónsdóttir (IS), Haraldur Jónsson (IS), Emmi Jormalainen (FI), Sarah Jost (SE/NO), Tero Juuti (FI), Åse Eg Jørgensen (DK), Tuukka Kaila (FI), Susanna Kajermo Törner (SE/NO), Bent Kvisgaard (DK), Maev Lenaghan (IR/SE), Jeannette Lindstedt (SE), Mathias Løvgreen (DK), Alistair MacIntyre (UK/IS), Svanborg Matthíasdóttir (IS), Hanne Matthiesen (DK), Imi Maufe (UK/NO), Karen Helga Maurstig (NO), Sakari Männistö (FI), Elisabeth Rydland Nilssen (NO), Lina Nordenström (SE), Anne Nowak (SE), Litten Nystrøm (DK/IS), Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir (IS), Vera Ohlsson (SE), Anne Marta Overaa (NO/SE), Petra Rahm (SE/NO), John Rasimus (SE), Jóna Rasmussen (FO), Barbro Ravander (SE), Katarzyna Roman (PL/NO), Ingrid Rundberg (SE/NO), Anna Sailamaa (FI), Eric Saline (US/SE), Juile Sass (DK), Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir (IS), Thóra Sigurdardóttir (IS), Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson (IS), Marja-leena Sillanpää (FI/SE), Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir (IS), Elisabet Alsos Strand (NO), Randi Annie Strand (NO), Svends Bibliotek: Hjördis Haack, Nina Maria Kleivan, Jesper Palm, Anne Marie Ploug, Bjarne Werner Sørensen (DK), Soffía Sæmundsdóttir (IS), Milla Toukkari (FI), Kristin Tårnesvik (NO), Yilei Wang (CH/NO), Ulla West (SE), Jessica Williams (US/NO).


For more information see: Bibliotek Nordica – a Library from the North.
For any questions please get in touch with:
Codex Polaris / Imi Maufe – email: codexpolaris[at]gmail.com
www.codexpolaris.comwww.facebook.com/codexpolaris

Á ferð og flugi | CODEX VII

🇮🇸 ARKIR gerðu góða ferð til Kaliforníu á CODEX-bókamessuna í Richmond við San Fransisco flóa. Átta ARKIR stóðu vaktina við íslenska sýningarborðið dagana 3.-6. febrúar og tóku þátt í sýningarverkefninu Codex Nordica ásamt því að eiga hlutdeild í bókverkasafninu Bibliotek Nordica. Fjöldi gesta kynnti sér verk norrænu listamannanna í gömlu Ford-verksmiðjunni í Craneway-skálanum. Þar var margt um manninn og ráðslagað um sölu og sýningar bókverka af öllum toga. Listamenn og umboðsmenn þeirra komu hvaðanæva að úr heiminum og fjölbreytni verkanna var gríðarleg. Við hittum góða vini og kynntumst nýjum og munum án efa njóta ávaxta af ferðinni un langa hríð.
Næstu vikur birtum við fleiri myndir af því sem fyrir augu bar. Fylgist með!


🇬🇧 Eight members of ARKIR made an awesome trip to California and took part in the CODEX VII book fair in the beautiful old Craneway Pavilion in Richmond by the San Fransisco Bay, joining in the exhibition concept Codex Nordica and Bibliotek Nordica, along with fellow artists from the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. We met good friends and made new friends and connections. It was a busy fair where sales and shows were planned by artists and agents from all over the world. 
The next weeks to come we will post more pictures from the fair, showing the wide range of the diverse book art that was exhibited. Stay tuned!


Myndir frá sýningarsvæði ARKA og norrænu listamanna í Codex Nordica.
Photos showing books by ARKIR and other artists in the Codex Nordica group.

Ljósmyndir: Áslaug J. Smellið á myndirnar til að stækka! | Photos by Áslaug. Click on the images to enlarge!

 

Á bókverkamessu í Bandaríkjunum | Next stop California: CODEX VII

🇮🇸 Undanfarnar vikur hafa ARKIR undirbúið þátttöku á CODEX bókverkasýningunni í Kaliforníu, sem fer fram dagana 3.-6. febrúar 2019, eins og áður hefur komið fram. Átta meðlimir ARKA halda til San Fransisco nú í byrjun febrúar. CODEX sýningin er haldin annað hvert ár, nú í sjöunda sinn og er ein virtasta og fjölsóttasta bókakaupstefna sinnar tegundar í heiminum. ARKIR munu sýna bókverk á sameiginlegum vettvangi norrænna bókverkalistamanna undir merkjum CODEX NORDICA. Kastljósum verður einnig beint að norrænum bókverkum á málþingi CODEX kaupstefnunnar. Eitt af verkefnunum er Bibliotek Nordica, – safn bókverka valdra listamanna, en verkin eru öll unnin sérstaklega af tilefninu. Fyrir verkefninu CODEX NORDICA fer norrænn hópur sem starfað hefur að ýmsum sýningum undir heitinu CODEX POLARIS.


🇬🇧 Past weeks ARKIR have been preparing participation in the seventh CODEX book fair in California, from Feb 3.-6, 2019. Eight members of ARKIR will travel to San Francisco and exhibit books by ARKIR. The group will be a part of the art project CODEX NORDICA that represents book artists from the Nordic countries: Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden. Nordic book arts will also be in focus at the book fair’s symposium.  ARKIR are looking forward to visit and participate in “one of the top three book fairs in the world.”* The project CODEX NORDICA is organized by book artists of the artist’s network CODEX POLARIS. See also a press release below and make sure to visit the links to the websites of the Nordic art project. 

See you at CODEX VII at the Icelandic stand (Table No 126) in the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond in California!


BIBLIOTEK NORDICA – Verk í vinnslu | Works in progress:  Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir „Vefur“; Áslaug Jónsdóttir „Still growing potatoes“; Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir „Spor“; Svanborg Matthíasdóttir: „Pictures at an Exhibition II“.

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PRESS RELEASE

CODEX NORDICA at CODEX 2019 BOOK FAIR and SYMPOSIUM SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, USA, 3rd to 6th February 2019

Over 120 artists from the Nordic countries represented at CODEX 2019 For the CODEX 2019 event Codex Polaris has been invited to curate a Nordic focus featuring artists’ books from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. CODEX, a four-day art book fair held every two years in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, is one of the world’s largest book fairs for ‘handmade book as a work of art’. Over 200 stands show works from more than 20 countries and attracts over 5,000 visitors, including collectors from world-leading art institutions and libraries.

CODEX NORDICA will be showing work on five stands, in collaboration with partners from each of the countries: Pist Protta (DK), Tatjana Bergelt (FI), ARKIR Book Arts Group (IS), Codex Polaris (NO) and Lina Nordenström / Carina Fihn (SE). In addition, BIBLIOTEK NORDICA, a collaborative project organised by Codex Polaris will be launched at CODEX 2019 in its own stand. This is a library of ‘hot of the press’ books, by 82 Nordic artists. Three speakers will be taking at the Symposium and 25 of the participating artists will be attending Codex 2019.

An exhibition of POSTED/UNPOSTED ++, another collaborative project will open at the San Francisco Center for the Book as part of the Codex Nordica program on 2nd February and Codex Polaris will be talking at the Book Club of California on 4th February.

CODEX POLARIS is an art collective based in Bergen, Norway. Over the last five years, the group has organised a series of artists’ book events, exhibitions and participated in book fairs at home and abroad. The initiative focuses on the book as an art object, the book as a sculpture or installation and the handmade multiple.

If you are planning on visiting CODEX 2019 don’t miss this opportunity to meet the Nordic artists at the fair and see a large collection Nordic artists’ books, many that will be on show in the USA for the first time. Codex 2019 is a dangerous place for book lovers, there are also another 214 stands!

For more information: www.codexpolaris.com/codex-nordica and www.facebook.com/codexpolaris

For any questions please get in touch with:
Codex Polaris / Imi Maufe codexpolaris[at]gmail.com +47 90247476

CODEX NORDICA is kindly supported by: Nordic Culture Fund and The CODEX Foundation Individual countries are supported by: Bergen Municipality, Office of Contemporary Arts Norway, The Relief Fund for Visual Artists, Norway, The Norwegian Embassy in USA, Danish Arts Foundation, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation, IASPIS – Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s international programme, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Bibliotek Nordica is supported by: Visual Artists Support Fund, Norway; Viborg Municipality and Vingaards Officin, Denmark.

BORDERLAND – sýningarlok | End of ARKIR exhibition at BIMA

Gleðilegt ár kæru lesendur og vinir ARKA! Það hefur verið rólegt yfir blogginu okkar en á bak við tjöldin eru ARKIR önnum kafnar. Fylgist með!

Happy New Year dear readers and friends of ARKIR near and far! Our blog has been somewhat quiet, but behind the scenes we are as busy as ever. Stay tuned!

Myndin hér fyrir ofan: Bláar stjörnur – Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir – Blue stars.


Mynd hér fyrir ofan | above: Sherry Grover Gallery – skjáskot – screenshot from BIMA homepage

🇮🇸 Brátt er á enda sýning okkar ARKANNA: JAÐARLAND / BORDERLAND, í  Sherry Grover Gallery í BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, í Washington-fylki í Bandaríkjunum. Sýningin opnaði formlega 12. október 2018 en henni lýkur nú 27. janúar 2019.

Verk á sýningunni eiga allar 11 ARKIR: Anna Snædís SigmarsdóttirArnþrúður Ösp KarlsdóttirÁslaug JónsdóttirBryndís BragadóttirHelga Pálína BrynjólfsdóttirIngiríður ÓðinsdóttirKristín GuðbrandsdóttirKristín Þóra GuðbjartsdóttirJóhanna Margrét TryggvadóttirSigurborg Stefánsdóttir og Svanborg Matthíasdóttir. Sýningarstjóri er Amy Goldthwaite.

Verkin voru einnig sýnd í Portland, Maine, á árinu 2018, sjá fyrri frétt. Nokkur verkanna á sýningunni eru kynnt hér á heimasíðunni – sjá með flýtileit hér. Nú stefnum við verkunum til Kaliforníu.

T.v. | left: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir: Flöskuskeyti | Message in a bottle


🇬🇧 Our book art exhibition, BORDERLAND, in the Sherry Grover Gallery at BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, WA, USA, is coming to an end. The exhibition opened officially on October 12. 2018, and is closing next weekend, on January 27th.

Exhibitors are all 11 members of ARKIR: Anna Snædís SigmarsdóttirArnþrúður Ösp KarlsdóttirÁslaug JónsdóttirBryndís Bragadóttir,Helga Pálína BrynjólfsdóttirIngiríður ÓðinsdóttirKristín Guðbrandsdóttir,Kristín Þóra GuðbjartsdóttirJóhanna Margrét TryggvadóttirSigurborg Stefánsdóttir, and Svanborg Matthíasdóttir. The exhibition curator is Amy Goldthwaite.

The BORDERLAND works have been traveling the US, starting in Portland, Maine, – see post. They will now go to California. See short introductions and photos of a collection of works from the exhibition in previous posts, – links here

Jaðarland | Borderland – at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

🇮🇸 Sýning á verkum okkar ARKA, JAÐARLAND / BORDERLAND, opnar nú innan skamms í  Sherry Grover Gallery í BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, í Washington-fylki í Bandaríkjunum. Sýningin opnar formlega 12. október 2018 og stendur til 3. febrúar 2019.

Verk á sýningunni eiga: Anna Snædís SigmarsdóttirArnþrúður Ösp KarlsdóttirÁslaug JónsdóttirBryndís BragadóttirHelga Pálína BrynjólfsdóttirIngiríður ÓðinsdóttirKristín GuðbrandsdóttirKristín Þóra GuðbjartsdóttirJóhanna Margrét TryggvadóttirSigurborg Stefánsdóttir og Svanborg Matthíasdóttir. Sýningarstjóri er Amy Goldthwaite.

Verkin voru einnig sýnd í Portland, Maine, fyrr á árinu – sjá fyrri frétt. Nokkur verkanna á sýningunni eru kynnt hér á heimasíðunni – sjá með flýtileit hér.

Myndin fyrir ofan: Arnþrúður Ösp Karlsdóttir –  Það vorar.
Mynd fyrir neðan: Bryndís Bragadóttir – Island Borders.


🇬🇧 We have a book art exhibition opening soon! The exhibition BORDERLAND has now been installed in the Sherry Grover Gallery at BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, WA, USA, and will open officially on the weekend of October 12. 2018, and run until Feb 3. 2019.

Exhibitors are all 11 members of ARKIR: Anna Snædís SigmarsdóttirArnþrúður Ösp KarlsdóttirÁslaug JónsdóttirBryndís Bragadóttir,Helga Pálína BrynjólfsdóttirIngiríður ÓðinsdóttirKristín Guðbrandsdóttir,Kristín Þóra GuðbjartsdóttirJóhanna Margrét TryggvadóttirSigurborg Stefánsdóttir, and Svanborg Matthíasdóttir. The exhibition curator is Amy Goldthwaite.

The BORDERLAND works are traveling the US, starting in Portland, Maine, earlier this year –see post. See also short introductions and photos of a collection of works from the exhibition in previous posts, – links here.

Above: Arnþrúður Ösp Karlsdóttir – Springtime.
Below: Bryndís Bragadóttir – Island Borders.

 

Norræn bókverk á kaupstefnu | CODEX NORDICA

🇮🇸 Þessar vikur og mánuði undirbúa ARKIR þátttöku á CODEX bókverkakaupstefnunni í Kaliforníu, sem fer fram dagana 3.-6. febrúar 2019. CODEX sýningin er haldin annað hvert ár, nú í sjöunda sinn og er ein virtasta og fjölsóttasta bókakaupstefna sinnar tegundar í heiminum. ARKIR munu sýna bókverk á sameiginlegum vettvangi norrænna bókverkalistamanna undir merkjum CODEX NORDICA. Kastljósum verður einnig beint að norrænum bókverkum á málþingi CODEX kaupstefnunnar. Eitt af verkefnunum er Bibliotek Nordica, – safn bókverka valdra listamanna, en verkin eru öll unnin sérstaklega af tilefninu. Fyrir verkefninu CODEX NORDICA fer norrænn hópur sem starfað hefur að ýmsum sýningum undir heitinu CODEX POLARIS.


🇬🇧 These weeks and months ARKIR are preparing participation in the seventh CODEX book fair in California, from Feb 3.-6, 2019. ARKIR will be a part of the art project CODEX NORDICA that represents book artists from the Nordic countries: Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden. Nordic book arts will also be in focus at the book fair’s symposium.  ARKIR are looking forward to visit and participate in “one of the top three book fairs in the world.”* The project CODEX NORDICA is organized by book artists of the artist’s network CODEX POLARIS


BIBLIOTEK NORDICA – Verk í vinnslu | Works in progress:  Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir „Vefur“; Áslaug Jónsdóttir „Still growing potatoes“; Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir „Spor“; Svanborg Matthíasdóttir: „Pictures at an Exhibition II“.




ARKIR kíkja í Gullkistuna | ARKIR at ‘Book Iceland’ seminar

🇮🇸 ARKIRNAR Helga Pálína og Svanborg mættu á dögunum í listamiðstöðina Gullkistuna að Laugarvatni og kynntu þar verk og starfsemi ARKA. Í Gullkistunni fór fram námskeiðið „Book Iceland“ með bandarísku listakonunni Brooke Holve sem leiðbeindi listamönnum í gestavinnustofu tileinkaðri bókverkum. Sýning á afrakstri námskeiðsins opnar í dag, 27. júní 2018 klukkan 16-18 í Gullkistunni, sjá nánar á Fb.

Mynd efst: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir kynnir verk ARKA á bókverkanámskeiði í Gullkistunni.
Mynd hér fyrir neðan: Brooke Holve (tv) leiðbeinir á námskeiðinu Book Iceland.

🇬🇧 ARKIR members and delegates Helga Pálína and Svanborg visited Gullkistan Art Center at Laugarvatn the other day, and gave an introduction of the activity and art of ARKIR Book Arts Group. Current at Gullkistan Art Center was the book arts seminar Book Iceland with artist Brooke Holve from California, who instructed artists at the residency. An exhibition of book art, at the end of the seminar, opens today June 27 2018, at 4-6 pm, at Gullkistan, see Fb-event.

Photo at top: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir giving a talk on works by ARKIR at Gullkistan book arts seminar.
Photo above: Brooke Holve (left) instructing artist at the book arts seminar at Gullkistan.

Ljósmyndir | photos: © Helga Pálína Brynjólfsdóttir