12:00–17:00
Bergen Kunsthall
GUIDED TOURS FOR SCHOOLS
with Fredrik and Ingrid
Fredrik Rysjedal and Ingrid Rundberg will present some of this years publishers, artists and art book history! Guided tours are open for public on Saturday - sign up ↗ here!




12:00–19:00
Bergen Kunsthall
LOOK WHAT I BOUGHT AT THE ART BOOK FAIR (PERFORMANCE)
↗ Lodret Vandret
Get a free t-shirt – with books!

What is hotter than independent publishing? Independent publishing related merch, perhaps? Do you like books and zines or cool t-shirts better?

At BABF 2019, you didn’t have to choose. If you bought any three books at the fair – from any publisher – you were eligible for your own unique, hand pulled, screen printed t-shirt. For free.

As a performance, to encourage support of independent art book publishers, Lodret Vandret (Copenhagen/Berlin) and Pamflett (Bergen) set up a photo and screen printing studio where fair goers could get their purchases reproduced on a t-shirt for them to keep and cherish forever.




17:00–17:10
Bergen Kunsthall
READING
Amatør
Kjartan Helleve and Dag Johan Haugerud will read from Amatør, a fanzine they started in 1999, and which since 2018 has published diary entries in a monthly edition, available only in subscription.


17:15–17:45
Bergen Kunsthall
OPENING PERFORMANCE
↗ Erlend Apneseth Trio
Erlend Apneseth is one of Norway's most renowned Hardanger fiddle players. He has received a number of awards, and his albums has been critically acclaimed by several of Europe`s leading music medias. In addition to his personal projects he collaborates within a broad variety of projects, including musical ensembles in different genres, dance-groups, poets, orchestras and film-productions.


17:30–19:00
Bergen Kunsthall
MIMEOGRAPH DEMONSTRATION
↗ Alt Går Bra
Alt Går Bra (AGB) will introduce its unique publishing practice developed on mimeograph machines at its studio in Bergen. AGB's pioneering research into the mimeograph machine has received international attention including an exhibition of work at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a conference at the University of Westminster in London.  AGB have published 5 books produced uniquely on mimeograph machines and a bi-monthly mimeographed publication Trykksak. AGB will feature in the next issue of the National Institute of Art History in Paris's journal Perspective.

Alt Går Bra is a group of visual artists researching the intersections between art and politics through exhibitions, discursive events, and publications.



18:00–19:00
Bergen Kunsthall (Upstairs)
POSTER EXHIBITION VERNISSAGE
Students from KMD
1st year students at visual communcation at Faculty of Art, Music and Design show a series of typographic posters.



19:30–20:00
Landmark
INTRO PERFORMANCES
Katerli + Kerk
Classically trained experimental musician Ljubov Katerli and performance artist / musician Hans Christian van Nijkerk started working together in the summer of 2019. They wish to explore how performance and music as art forms can communicate dynamically together. They’re both either competing for attention for their respective art forms or trying to make music and performance more than the sum of its parts. For BABF 2019 they will perform improvised introductions for the contributors holding a presentation on stage in the form of music and performance. Anything can happen! Van Nijkerk will kick off the evening with a few songs from his solo project Slim Kerk.

Watch earlier performances here:
↗ Katerli + Kerk
↗ Slim Kerk


20:00–21:30
Landmark
BABF MINI TALKS
Exhibitors
We celebrate the opening of Bergen Art Book Fair with a selection of exhibitors at the fair to present themselves for 15 mins! Katerli + Kerk will introduce each artist/publisher based on their infomation they find about the online.
Exhibitors presenting: 
Sayo Senoo (JP)
Handi Kim (KR)
BLOW UP PRESS (PL)
Teori & Praksis (NO)



21:30–00:00
Landmark
HANGOUT
Have a drink, hang out. 


Mark