SIGLA BINDA | Exhibition ending soon!

🇮🇸 Bókverkasýningunni SIGLA BINDA, samvinnuverkefni 10 listamanna úr Codex Polaris frá Noregi og Örkum á Íslandi, lýkur nú um helgina, en síðasti sýningardagur er sunnudagurinn 17. júlí 2022. Á myndbandinu má sjá verkin í sal Íslenskrar grafíkur í Hafnarhúsinu, Tryggvagötu 17 í Reykjavík. Sýningin er opin frá kl 13 -17.

🇬🇧 The exhibition SIGLA BINDA [SAILING BINDING] is coming to an end at art gallery of the Icelandic Printmakers Association in Reykjavík. Five Norwegian artists of the artist group Codex Polaris and five members from ARKIR exhibit their works.

This weekend is the last chance to see the exhibition: on Saturday 16th of July and Sunday 17th of July, 2022. The exhibition is open from 1 pm to 5 pm at the art gallery of Íslensk Grafík, Icelandic Printmakers Association, Hafnarhús, (entrance facing the harbour) Tryggvagata 17 in Reykjavík.

MYNDBAND: | VIDEO: Íslensk Grafík / Viktor.


Fleiri myndir | More photos:
Myndir frá SIGLA BINDA í Gallery Entrée
í Bergen.
Photos from the exhibition at Gallery Entrée in Bergen.
Myndir frá opnun sýningarinnar í sal Íslenskrar grafíkur í Reykjavík.
Photos from the exhibition opening in Reykjavík.

Umfjöllun | Reviews: 
Numermagasin: SIGLA BINDA – eit samarbeid over landegrensene 21.12.2021
Artviewer: Sigla Binda at Entrée 03.01.2022

SIGLA BINDA | Photos from the exhibition opening

🇮🇸 Bókverkasýningin SIGLA BINDA, samvinnuverkefni 10 listamanna úr Codex Polaris frá Noregi og Örkum á Íslandi, opnaði fimmtudaginn 16. júní í sal Íslenskrar grafíkur í Hafnarhúsinu, við fögnuð listamannanna og góðra gesta. Ljósmyndirnar eru frá undirbúningi og opnun sýningarinnar og af nokkrum verkum á sýningunni.

Hér ofar, frá vinstri: | above, from left:
Imi Maufe, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir, Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Rita Marhaug, Solveig Landa, Nanna Gunhild Amstrup, Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir, Randi Annie Strand.

Athugið að sýningin hefur verið framlengd til 18. júlí 2022. Sýningin er í sal Íslenskrar grafíkur í Hafnarhúsinu, Tryggvagötu 17 í Reykjavík, og er opin fimmtudaga, föstudaga, laugardaga og sunnudaga frá kl 13 -17.

🇬🇧 The exhibition SIGLA BINDA [SAILING BINDING] opened on June 16th in the art gallery of the Icelandic Printmakers Association at Hafnarhús in Reykjavík, Tryggvagata 17. Five Norwegian artists of the artist group  Codex Polaris and five members from ARKIR celebrated their art along with good guests at the opening. The photos are from the installation and opening.

The exhibition has been extended to July 18, 2022. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm Íslensk Grafík, Hafnarhús, (entry facing the harbour) Tryggvagata 17 in Reykjavík.


Myndir frá uppsetningu | Installation work:

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Sýningaropnun | Opening:

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🇮🇸 Gestir sýndu verkunum áhuga, þ.á.m. var sendiherra Noregs á Íslandi, Aud Lise Norheim (t.h). 🇬🇧 Interested guests at the opening, among them Norways ambassador to Iceland, Aud Lise Norheim (right).

Ljósmyndir: | Photos: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir og Svanborg Matthíasdóttir.

UPPFÆRT 22. júní: Fleiri myndir | More photos – by Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir


Fleiri myndir | More photos:
Myndir frá SIGLA BINDA í Gallery Entrée
í Bergen.
Photos from the exhibition at Gallery Entrée in Bergen.

Umfjöllun | Reviews: 
Numermagasin: SIGLA BINDA – eit samarbeid over landegrensene 21.12.2021
Artviewer: Sigla Binda at Entrée 03.01.2022


Nokkur verk á sýningunni | Selected works from the exhibition: 

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SIGLA – BINDA: sýningaropnun 16. júní | SAILING – BINDING opening soon!

🇮🇸 Bókverkasýningin SIGLA BINDA opnar 16. júní n.k. í sýningarsal Íslenskrar Grafíkur, Tryggvagötu 17. Sýningin er samvinnuverkefni tveggja listhópa sem lagt hafa áherslu á bókverkalist: íslenska listahópsins ARKA og norska hópsins Codex Polaris. Sjá nánar í fyrri frétt. 

Þátttakendur í sýningunni eru: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir, Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, Nanna Gunhild Amstrup, Solveig Landa, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe og Randi Annie Strand.

Myndir frá sýningunni í Gallery Entrée í Bergen.
Photos from the exhibition at Gallery Entrée in Bergen.

Umfjöllun | Reviews: 
Numermagasin: SIGLA BINDA – eit samarbeid over landegrensene 21.12.2021
Artviewer: Sigla Binda at Entrée 03.01.2022


SIGLA – BINDA | SAILING – BINDING

🇬🇧 The exhibition SIGLA – BINDA will open soon: on June 16th in the art gallery of the Icelandic Printmakers Association at Hafnarhús in Reykjavík, Tryggvagata 17. See previous post about the exhibition here.

The exhibitors are five Norwegian artists of th artist group Codex Polaris: Nanna Gunhild Amstrup, Solveig Landa, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe and Randi Annie Strand, – along with five members of ARKIR: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir and Svanborg Matthíasdóttir.

Veggspjald: | Poster design: Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir.

SIGLA – BINDA í sýningarsal Íslenskrar Grafíkur | SAILING – BINDING – upcoming exhibition

Haf – Svanborg Matthíasdóttir

🇮🇸 SIGLA BINDA er samvinnuverkefni tveggja listhópa sem lagt hafa áherslu á bókverkalist: íslenska listahópsins ARKA og norska hópsins Codex Polaris. Norsku listamennirnir eru fimm og fimm ARKIR tóku þátt í verkefninu. Kveikjan að samstarfinu er sameiginleg ástríða allra þátttakenda fyrir bókverkalistinni, metnaður til að skapa nýja list og áhuga fyrir samvinnu og samtali um menningararfinn. Menning Íslands og Noregs á sér sameiginlegar rætur, í tungumáli og frásagnarhefð, í sögu þjóðanna og lífsbaráttu í norðrinu.

Et godt sted å våkne – Nanna Gunhild Amstrup

Sagnirnar að „sigla“ og „binda“ eru algeng orð á norsku og íslensku sem ennþá hafa sömu merkingu á báðum tungum. Þau hafa bæði hlutbundna og óhlutbundna merkingu sem tengist tilveru beggja þjóða. Orðin tengjast hefðum og nýsköpun í list okkar, hafinu sem tengir löndin saman og sameiginlegri sögu. Afrakstur fyrri hluta samstarfsins var til sýnis í Gallery Entrée í Bergen 27. nóvember 2021 – 23. janúar 2022 og verkefnið í heild verður til sýnis í sal Íslenskrar Grafíkur í Hafnarhúsinu í Reykjavík, 16. júní – 3. júlí 2022. Sýningin er opin alla fimmtudaga til sunnudaga frá kl. 13 – 17.

Þátttakendur í sýningunni eru: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir, Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, Nanna Gunhild Amstrup, Solveig Landa, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe og Randi Annie Strand.

Sigling – Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir

Fleiri myndir | More photos:
Myndir frá sýningunni í Gallery Entrée í Bergen.
Photos from the exhibition at Gallery Entrée in Bergen.

Umfjöllun | Reviews: 
Numermagasin: SIGLA BINDA – eit samarbeid over landegrensene 21.12.2021
Artviewer: Sigla Binda at Entrée 03.01.2022

Tingbod – Randi Strand

Villimey – Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir


SIGLA – BINDA | SAILING – BINDING

🇬🇧 An exhibition from the Icelandic-Norwegian art project SIGLA – BINDA will open on June 16th in the art gallery of the Icelandic Printmakers Association at Hafnarhús in Reykjavík. Open until July 3rd, 2022. The exhibition is open Thursdays to Sundays from 1 pm – 5 pm.

The exhibitors are five Norwegian artists of th artist group Codex Polaris: Nanna Gunhild Amstrup, Solveig Landa, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe and Randi Annie Strand, – along with five members of ARKIR: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir and Svanborg Matthíasdóttir.

Jare – Solveig Landa

Norske påvirkere – Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir

From Codex Polaris information site about the project

SIGLA – BINDA
Is a cross-border collaboration rooted in the love of artist’s books, with ambitions to create art that touches both the mind and the eye. One rainy day in February 2019, the Norwegian book art group Codex Polaris (CP) and the Icelandic book art group Arkir met at North Bay Letterpress Arts (NBLA) in California. However, the history of CPs and Arkir goes further back. Five years ago, we established contact connected to CP’s initiative and planning of a joint Nordic participation at CODEX 2019; America’s largest book fair for “the handmade book as work of art”. In the aftermath of this impressive event, we have stayed in touch having in mind a joint exhibition concept with the book object in the centre.

BACKGROUND
To humankind the text-image combination and its physical carriers; the stone tablet, the papyrus scroll and the codex format, have had a magical attraction since the dawn of history. Overpowering objects that link us to the people of the past, to the divine and to the law. Norway and Iceland have common cultural roots, through the Norwegian settlement in Iceland, through language, storytelling traditions and not least through their connected book history. These two countries also share links in terms of shipping, fishing and other natural conditions. The iconic stories about Norway, written down in Iceland, are priceless and a central part defining our modern states and self-understanding as cultures, even today.

In the autumn of 2019, Flatøyboka was published in its entirety in Norwegian translation for the first time. Written in Iceland in the years 1387 – 1394, it is considered a unique work in world literature due to its scope and content, but also due to its beautiful, artistic design. During the rule of Denmark, the book was lost to Copenhagen. After long negotiations Iceland got it back in 1971, resulting in a festival in Reykjavik. In 2020, the city of Bergen celebrated its 950th anniversary. As part of this a specific focus has been on the book Codex Hardenbergianus, a particularly lavish edition of Magnus Lagabøte’s first national law from 1274, designed in Bergen. It is still owned by The Royal Library in Copenhagen and is currently on a long-term loan to the National Library in Oslo. The return of cultural treasures is a controversial global topic. The relocations may have saved many important objects and given them a safe place, but at the same time people have suffered priceless loss of important identity objects. In the 13th century, the powerful chief and poet Snorre Sturlason wrote down Norwegian history in the works The Younger Edda and Heimskringa. Above all, such stories show that the countries are closely intertwined. These are threads in a fascinating web of common cultural heritage and its clear manifestation in writing and book culture. In our project we understand the many threads as an opportunity to strengthen continued cultural coexistence: to travel and visit each other, see book treasures where they are, experience societies and cultures as they are today, and together make new connections and new works of art.  

SAILING – BINDING
The terms binda and sigla – which we have chosen as the title for our project, are two of many common words between Norwegian and Icelandic. They have both concrete and abstract meanings related to our existence  , to the sea that binds us together, to our artistic practice between tradition and innovation and to the historical ties between our nations.

THE TARGET GROUP 
Our target group is the art-interested audience, but also those who are curious about an old and important craft such as bookbinding. We hope that the exhibition concept of which Sigla–Binda will be shown in (Entrée, Bergen – november 2021 and Grafikehuset, Reykjavik June 2022) can arouse the interest of the many people interested in history when it comes to our references to Iceland and Norway’s common (written) culture.  

Búrfell – Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir

Malbik endar – Imi Maufe

Stella Polaris – Rita Marhaug

Ljósmyndir: | Photos: the artists.

ARKIR í Bristol | ARKIR at BABE 2022

🇮🇸 Þær fóru ekki tómhentar til Bristol, fulltrúar okkar ARKA, þær Svanborg, Inga, Bogga og Ösp, þegar þær mættu á bókverkamessuna BABE – Bristol Artist’s Book Event, sem fór fram 23.-24. apríl 2022 í Bower Ashton Studios. Bókverk ARKA af öllum gerðum vöktu athygli og það sama mátti segja um verkin frá PRENTI & VINUM sem fylgdu með í farteskinu og voru einnig á boðstólum. Á bókamessum sem þessum er mikið skoðað og margt skrafað, bókverk eru seld og keypt, sambönd myndast og innblástur kviknar.

Bókverkamessan hefur verið haldin í Bristol annað hvert ár síðan 2017, og reyndar með stafrænum viðburðum heimsfaraldursrárin 2020 og 2021. Fleiri myndir og myndbönd hér.

🇬🇧 ARKIR members Sigurborg, Ingiríður, Arnþrúður Ösp and Svanborg made the tour to Bristol for BABE – Bristol Artist’s Book Event during April 23 – 24 at the Bower Ashton Studios. The team of four brought along the manyfold works ARKIR and also works of artists at PRINT & FRIENDS. And of course they came back full of stories and inspiration. A book fair like this is not only for buyers and sellers but also a source of artistic impulses and international dialog with colleagues.

BABE has been held in Bristol every two years since 2017, with online events during the pandemic years 2020-2021. More photos / videos here.

Ljósmyndir: © Svanborg, Sigurborg, Arnþrúður Ösp og Ingiríður


Norðurlönd í brennidepli á BABE | The Nordic Focus at BABE

🇮🇸 Norræn bókverk voru í fókus á BABE 2022 og ARKIR voru því sérlegir gestir ásamt fleiri norrænum listamönnum. Við uppfærum fréttina með þessum myndum sem við fengum sendar frá Bristol. Ljósmyndari: © Niamh Fahy.

🇬🇧 BABE 2022 had a special “Nordic Focus” and ARKIR were invited along with other book artists and artist groups from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. We update this post with nice photos we received from Bristol. All photos below by © Niamh Fahy.

Nordic / Scandinavian artists at BABE 2022: Norway: Codex Polaris, Kurt Johannessen, Bergen Art Book Fair. Sweden: Lina Nordenström / Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet, Timglaset Editions, Malmö Artist Book Biennial, Eva Hejdström. Denmark: Pist Protta, Bladr – platform for artists’ books. Finland: Finnish Artists’ Books – curated and organised by Eeva Liisa Isomaa and Hannele Nyman. Iceland: ARKIR artists collective and Print & Friends.

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Stefnt á bókamessu í Bristol | Bristol Artist’s Book Event 2022

🇮🇸 Dagana 23. – 24. apríl taka ARKIR þátt í BABE, bókverkamessunni í Bristol. Fjórar ARKIR halda til Bristol, en messan fer að þessu sinni fram í Bower Ashton studios, í University of the West of England. Auk verka ARKA munum við einnig sýna verk frá PRENTI & VINUM.
Bókverkastefnan stendur frá laugardegi 23. apríl til sunnudagsins 24. apríl 2022 frá kl 11 til 17 báða dagana. Gestir geta kynnt sér dagskrá og þátttakendur HÉR.

🇬🇧 ARKIR will take part in BABE, Bristol Artist’s Book Event, April 23rd-24th. Four members travel to show our books and meet other book artist at the fair. ARKIR will also be representing books from other Icelandic artists at PRINT & FRIENDS. Bristol Artist’s Book Event will be taking place at UWE Bristol’s City Campus Bower Ashton over the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022, 11am – 5pm each day. For more info visit follow this LINK.

LAND – sýning á Skriðuklaustri opnuð | Book art exhibition at Skriðuklaustur Centre for Culture & History

🇮🇸 Á dögunum héldu fjórar ARKIR austur í Fljótsdal með bókverkasýningu í farteskinu. Sýningin LAND opnaði svo á Skriðuklaustri laugardaginn 2. apríl 2022. Ingiríður, Anna Snædís, Sigurborg og Svanborg önnuðust uppsetningu og sýningarstjórn og nutu aðstoðar og gestrisni starfsfólks Skriðuklausturs. Sýninguna er að finna í tveimur sýningarrýmum í húsinu: „Stásstofunni“ og „Gallerí Klaustur“. Opið er 11 -17 alla daga meðan sýningin stendur yfir. Sýningarlok eru sunnudaginn 1. maí klukkan 17.00.

🇬🇧 On April 2nd ARKIR opened the book art exhibition LAND at Skriðuklaustur, Centre of Culture and History, Fljótsdalur, East Iceland. Four ARKIR members: Ingiríður, Anna Snædís, Sigurborg and Svanborg took care of the exhibition curation and installation and enjoyed the help and hospitality of Skriðuklaustur’s staff. The art works are installed in two exhibition spaces in the building: “Stásstofan” and “Galleri Klaustur”. The centre is open 11 -17 every day during the exhibition. The exhibition ends on Sunday 1 May at 17.00.

Smellið á myndirnar til að stækka. | Click on images for larger view.
Ljósmyndir: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir

🇮🇸 Verkin á sýningunni hafa mörg hver verið sýnd víða um heim en að þessu sinni hafa verkin verið valin sérstaklega með sýningarrými Skriðuklausturs í huga. Heiti sýningarinnar, LAND, hefur víða og fjölþætta skírskotun sem snertir hvert mannsbarn. Ef til vill eru fá orð merkingarþrungnari, nú þegar við blasa umbrotatímar í náttúru og mannheimum. Landið er grundvöllur lífsins, jörðin sem við ræktum og höfum undir fótum, landið er fósturjörð og fjarlæg lönd, undirstaða sjálfsmyndar einstaklinga og þjóða.

🇬🇧 Many of the works have been exhibited previously in Iceland and abroad around the world, but this time the works have been selected especially with Skriðuklaustur’s exhibition spaces in mind, but new works are also exhibited here for the first time. The name of the exhibition, LAND, has a wide reference that every human being can relate to. Perhaps few words are more relevant and important now that we are facing times of upheaval both in nature and communities of men. The land is the basis of life, the land we cultivate and have under our feet, the land is a homeland and far-away lands, the basis of the identity of individuals and nations.

Smellið á myndirnar til að stækka. | Click on images for larger view.
Ljósmyndir: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir

🇮🇸 Hér fyrir ofan: einstakar, handgerðar skissu- og minnisbækur í safnverslun Skriðuklausturs.
🇬🇧 Above: One-of-a-kind handmade sketchbooks in the museum shop at Skriðuklaustur.

Ljósmyndir: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir og Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir

LAND á Skriðuklaustri | Book Art at Skriðuklaustur Centre for Culture & History

🇮🇸 Sýningin LAND opnar á Skriðuklaustri í Fljótsdal laugardaginn 2. apríl kl 14.00. Opið er 11 -17 alla daga meðan sýningin stendur yfir. Sýningarlok eru sunnudaginn 1. maí klukkan 17.00.

Verkin á sýningunni hafa mörg hver verið sýnd víða um heim en að þessu sinni hafa verkin verið valin sérstaklega með sýningarrými Skriðuklausturs í huga. Heiti sýningarinnar, LAND, hefur víða og fjölþætta skírskotun sem snertir hvert mannsbarn. Ef til vill eru fá orð merkingarþrungnari, nú þegar við blasa umbrotatímar í náttúru og mannheimum. Landið er grundvöllur lífsins, jörðin sem við ræktum og höfum undir fótum, landið er fósturjörð og fjarlæg lönd, undirstaða sjálfsmyndar einstaklinga og þjóða.

🇬🇧 LAND – book art exhibition. Opening on April 2nd at 2 pm in Skriðuklaustur, Centre of Culture and History, Fljótsdalur, East Iceland.

Bókverk á veggspjaldi | book art by: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir.
Hönnun | poster design: Áslaug Jónsdóttir

Sýningar í undirbúningi | Exhibitions 2022

🇮🇸 Þessa dagana vinna ARKIR ötullega að undirbúningi á margvíslegum bókverkasýningum. Í byrjun næsta mánuðar opnar sýning á Skriðuklaustri í Fljótsdal og 23.-24. apríl taka ARKIR þátt í BABE, bókverkamessunni í Bristol. Þá eru sýningar fyrirhugaðar í Reykjavík í sumar og haust og á næsta ári þiggjum við boð um að sýna í Portland, Oregon. Allt krefst undirbúnings og áætlana svo það er í mörgu að snúast!

🇬🇧 ARKIR are currently working on various book art exhibitions. At the beginning of next month, an exhibition opens in Skriðuklaustur, Centre of Culture and History in East Iceland and ARKIR will also take part in BABE, Bristol Artist’s Book Event, April 23rd-24th. Exhibitions are also planned in Reykjavík this summer and fall and we have accept invitation to exhibit in Portland, Oregon in 2023. All events require preparation and planning so ARKIR have their hands full at the moment!

Verk á myndum eftir: | Images: art works by: Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir, Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir,
Arnþrúður Ösp Karlsdóttir og Svanborg Matthíasdóttir.

Sýningaropnun í Bergen | SIGLA BINDA

🇮🇸 ARKIR halda nú til Bergen á opnun sýningarinnar SIGLA BINDA í galleríinu ENTRÉE. Þar eru til sýnis bókverk eftir tíu listamenn, norska og íslenska. Fimm ARKIR eiga þar verk: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir og Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, en norsku listamennirnir eru Nanna Gunhild Amstrup, Solveig Landa, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe og Randi Annie Strand – og eru þær flestar í listahópnum Codex Polaris sem fer fyrir verkefninu í Noregi. 

Nánar má lesa um verkefnið hér á sýningarsíðu Codex Polaris og hjá gallerí ENTRÉE. Sýningin opnar laugardaginn 27. nóvember 2021 og henni lýkur 23. janúar 2022.

Mynd ofar | above: Svanborg Matthíasdóttir: Haf
Mynd neðar | below: Rita Marhaug: Stella Polaris

🇬🇧 We are happy to announce that five members of ARKIR are taking the trip to Bergen Norway (which is no easy task in the times of a pandemic!) to take part in the opening of the exhibition SIGLA BINDA, a joint exhibition project by ARKIR and the Norwegian artist group Codex Polaris. The exhibition, that consists of works by ten artists, five Icelandic and five Norwegian, opens on Saturday 27, 2021 in gallery ENTRÉE in Bergen. The exhibition ends January 23, 2022.

“SIGLA – BINDA is a cross-border collaboration rooted in the love of artist’s books, with ambitions to create art that touches both the mind and the eye. … SAILING – BINDING. The terms binda and sigla – which we have chosen as the title for our project, are two of many common words between Norwegian and Icelandic. They have both concrete and abstract meanings related to our existence , to the sea that binds us together, to our artistic practice between tradition and innovation and to the historical ties between our nations.”

For more information about the project see websites: exhibition page SIGLA BINDA at the site of Codex Polaris and the gallery in Bergen: ENTRÉE.

Síðasti sýningardagur í Landsbókasafni | BIBLIOTEK NORDICA – closing of the exhibition in Reykjavík

🇮🇸 Mánudaginn 23. maí 2021 lýkur í Þjóðarbókhlöðu sýningu á bókverkum úr norræna bókverkasafninu Bibliotek Nordica, sem er eitt af verkefnum Codex Polaris, og samanstendur af bókverkum meira en 80 valdra listamanna, hönnuða, rithöfunda og prentlistamanna (sjá sýningarskrá hér). Bibliotek Nordica var framleitt í 10 eintökum og hefur verið sýnt víða um lönd. 

Næsti sýningarstaður Bibliotek Nordica er bókamessan CHART Art Fair í Kunsthal Charlottenborg við Kóngsins nýja torg í Kaupmannahöfn, dagana 26. – 29. ágúst 2021. Bibliotek Nordica verður þar hluti af sýningu Codex Polaris-hópsins.

Sex ARKIR eiga verk í Bibliotek Nordica: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Helga Pálína Brynjólfsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir og Svanborg Matthíasdóttir. Myndirnar eru frá sýningunni í Landsbókasafni Íslands, Þjóðarbókhlöðu.

🇬🇧 The exhibition of works from Bibliotek Nordica in the National Library of Iceland will close on Monday, 22 August. The book art project run by Codex Polaris, representing more than 80 selected artists, designers, writers, and printmakers from the Nordic Countries includes works by six members of ARKIR: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Helga Pálína Brynjólfsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir and Svanborg Matthíasdóttir. For more information see website: Bibliotek Nordica and catalog here.The exhibition is open on Mon from 9 am to 5 pm. For opening hours and covid-19 restrictions see here and here.

Next destination for Bibliotek Nordica is the book fair CHART Art Fair at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 26th to 29th August.  Codex Polaris have been invited to show at the fair and Bibliotek Nordica will be exhibited as part of the Codex Polaris collection.

 


Veggspjald – hönnun | poster design: Áslaug Jónsdóttir.
Ljósmyndir | photos: Áslaug Jónsdóttir.
Smellið á myndirnar til að stækka. | Click on the images to enlarge.

Norræna bókverkasafnið | BIBLIOTEK NORDICA

 

🇮🇸 Mánudaginn 17. maí 2021 opnar í Þjóðarbókhlöðu sýning á bókverkum úr norræna bókverkasafninu Bibliotek Nordica. Sex ARKIR eiga þar verk: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Helga Pálína Brynjólfsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir og Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, en enn fleiri íslenskir listamenn taka þátt í verkefninu. Bibliotek Nordica er eitt af verkefnum Codex Polaris og samanstendur af bókverkum meira en 80 valdra listamanna, hönnuða, rithöfunda og prentlistamanna (sjá sýningarskrá hér). Bibliotek Nordica var framleitt í 10 eintökum, en sýningareintakið hefur farið víða um lönd. Markmiðið með Bibliotek Nordica er að búa til safn norrænna bókverka sem auðvelt er að nálgast og nota til viðmiðunar í bókmenntasögu samtímans. Um leið var það markmið að skapa tengslanet milli listamanna á Norðurlöndum.

Sýningin stendur fram til sunnudagsins 22. ágúst. Opið er virka daga 9-17 og 10-14 á laugardögum. Lokað sunnudaga. Athugið opnunartíma á heimasíðu Landsbókasafns og reglur vegna covid-19. Nánar verður tilkynnt viðburði tengda sýningunni síðar.

🇬🇧 Exhibition of works from Bibliotek Nordica will open on Monday, 17 May, in the National Library of Iceland. Six members of ARKIR: Anna Snædís Sigmarsdóttir, Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Helga Pálína Brynjólfsdóttir, Ingiríður Óðinsdóttir, Sigurborg Stefánsdóttir and Svanborg Matthíasdóttir, are represented in the book art project run by Codex Polaris, representing more than 80 selected artists, designers, writers, and printmakers from the Nordic Countries. ​The aim for Bibliotek Nordica is to create a collection of easy-to-access Nordic artist books that can be used as a reference for contemporary book practices and also create a network between the Nordic countries. 

For more information see website: Bibliotek Nordica and catalog here.

The last day of the exhibition is August 22nd. The exhibition is open Mon-Fri from 9 am to 5 pm and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Sundays closed. For opening hours and covid-19 restrictions see here and here.

 


Veggspjald – hönnun | poster design: Áslaug Jónsdóttir.
Ljósmyndir | photos: Áslaug Jónsdóttir.
Smellið á myndirnar til að stækka. | Click on the images to enlarge.

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.