SATURDAY 16.11.

11:00–17:00
Bergen Kunsthall
FAIR HOURS
Fair is open between 11–17, in gallery space no.2, no.3, no.5 & book shop


14:00–15:00
Bergen Kunsthall
GUIDED TOUR
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!


11:00–17:00
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 don’t have to choose. If you buy any three books at the fair – from any publisher – you are 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.



11:00–17:00
Bergen Kunsthall
DET PERFEKTE ROMMET
Åshild Kanstad Johnsen
Illustrator and children’s book author Åshild Kanstad Johnson will build a small workspace at Bergen Kunsthall, inspired by the text in Tomas Espedal’s Bergeners called Det Perfekte Rommet (The Perfect Room), which was written to Kanstad Johnsen. 



12:00–16:15
Bergen Kunsthall – Upstairs
BOOK LAUNCHES
Publishers
Book Launches

12:00-12.30
Northing/Kinakaal Forlag

Northing/Kinakaal Forlag will release the comic book 門當弗對 / ELSEWHERE co-authored by Fredrik Rysjedal and Shuo Wang, 2 top-level comic artists, one from Norway and one from China. They will also release Norwegian mini zines, which will be exhibited at Boksalongen in Litteraturhuset.

12:45-13:15
Randi Annie Strand
(This book launch will be held in Norwegian)

Randi Annie Strand vil presentere sin bok 99/9 Vestervik er utgitt på LevArText i 2019. Regnskapsbilag for småbruket kunstneren vokste opp på, utgjør den visuelle og narrative bærebjelken i boka. Gjennom tilbakeblikket speiles forskjellene mellom datidas og samtidas levesett, forvaltning av jord og naturressurser. Kvitteringene er både historiske dokumenter og hverdagspoesi, og genremessig er boka en blanding av billedkunst, dokumentasjon, historie, kulturminneformidling, og politisk ytring. Boka har også en tekst av forfatter, samfunnsdebattant og bonde Svenn Arne Lie.

13:30-14:00
Onomatopee Projects

Amy Gowen from Onomatopee Projects will be presenting Diagrams or Power edited by Patricio Dávila. A book that accompanied a group exhibition. Both the exhibition and the book brought together the work of designers, artists, cartographers, geographers, researchers, activists and more to dissect, create and repurpose diagrams and mappings to make visible what and who gets represented and who does the representing.

14:15-14:45
Bazar Art Book Fair

An Iran-based platform for exhibition and distribution of art books. Founded in 2018 by co-directors Hedieh Ahmadi and Ronak Moshtaghi, the project seeks to establish an inclusive community of artists, publishers, and audiences that allows them to exhibit and trade their publications independently. While the main focus of the project is to organize an annual art book fair in Tehran, the platform is active throughout the year —holding workshops, participating in international art book fairs to distribute local art publications abroad, and through the expansion/exhibition of its art book collection.


15:00-15.30
Actes Nord éditions

Actes Nord is an independent publishing project based in Charleroi, Belgium, mainly producing risography fanzines. It was founded by Corinne Clarysse and Nicolas Belayew. Their fields of interest revolve around drawing, collage and collection.They will present their books with a focus on two titles. Mathieu Gargam will introduce his book Stones And Roses. It is the interpretation of his large collection of slides found at flea markets. He then uses them as a source for his different projects. The book presents a selection of these images, confronting the mineral and vegetal worlds with the absence of the human. Maud Dallemagne will introduce her brand new book called Joie Floue. It is a collage book, made from personal family photos as a source and using the technique to bring those images to a larger meaning.


15:45-16:15
Forlaget Virkelig og Forlaget Aleatorik
(This book launch will be held in Danish)

Nesten samtidig har Aleatorik og Virkelig gitt ut oversettelser av den franske filosofen, mystikeren, aktivisten og forfatteren Simone Weils tenkning. Hennes tekster snur opp ned på alle de politiske og eksistensielle kategorier som preget hennes tid, og som vi fortsatt orienterer oss etter i dag. Aleatorik og Virkelig møtes for å presentere sine bøker for oss, og snakke om Simone Weil og hennes betydning og aktualitet for den situasjon vi befinner oss i.



20:00–02:00
Ubåt Press
ONE 14
Jimi Tenor, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Dj Annie & Dj Fettburger

UBÅT PRESS is again hosting a party at their print workshop in Laksevåg, where there will be concerts on the Heidelberg presses, dance music, beers and a fantastic scenery. ↗ Facebook event here!




SUNDAY 17.11.

11:00–17:00
Bergen Kunsthall
FAIR HOURS
Fair is open between 11–17, in gallery space no.2, no.3, no.5 & book shop


11:00–17:00
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 don’t have to choose. If you buy any three books at the fair – from any publisher – you are 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.



11:00–17:00
Bergen Kunsthall
DET PERFEKTE ROMMET
Åshild Kanstad Johnsen
Illustrator and children’s book author Åshild Kanstad Johnson will build a small workspace at Bergen Kunsthall, inspired by the text in Tomas Espedal’s Bergeners called Det Perfekte Rommet (The Perfect Room), which was written to Kanstad Johnsen.



14:30–16:00
Bergen Kunsthall – Upstairs
HALFTONE MARATHON
↗ Ola Olsen Lysgaard
Ola Lysgaard will do a live demonstration of the process of creating custom halftone patterns in photoshop and printing them with a Risograph on the spot!

The secrets of Ola’s homemade technique of using photoshop functions to create a myriad of different halftones will be put on display.

Come and learn a very different way of preparing images for print, with techniques applicable to risography, screen print, offset and just about every other print medium.The demonstration will consist of Ola working live in photoshop while talking about his process. The different prints will be risoprinted.


17:00
Bergen Kunsthall 
BABF over for 2019! See you next year!

Mark