BEK at Bergen Art Book Fair 

Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5 14.04.2023 16.04.2023


BEK will have a stand at Bergen Art Book Fair 14.–16 April. Our selection includes a new publication by BEK, as well as vinyl records, books, and artists’ books by artists and writers in BEKs network.

Friday 14 April 17:00–20:00
Saturday 15 April + Sunday 16 April 11:00–17:00
Place: Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5

For this year’s BABF, we’ve made a brand new publication containing commissioned texts by Roar Sletteland and Susanne Christensen reflecting on BEK’s annual symposium. We’ve also brought a selection of works from artists we work with:

“Ice Records” by Susan Schuppli is a sonic exploration of the climate records captured in ice sheets and glaciers. The vinyl record includes field recordings from Schuppli’s encounters with scientists, ecologists, activists, communities, and folk singers, as well as a composition by musician Mohamad Safa. It was commissioned by BEK and released in a limited edition of 100, pressed by Nordsø Records. 

“Structure and Synthesis: The Anatomy of Practice” by multidisciplinary artist Mark Fell (Urbanomic, 2022) brings together diverse materials charting the development of Fell’s practice. The book interweaves diagrammatic sketches, procedural systems, drawings, and photographs with philosophical essays, cutting polemics, instructional texts, and fragments from the artist’s personal notebooks. 

“瓠果神山閱覽室 / Gourd Guardian Mountain Reading Room” by Ann Chen and Ingrid Burrington is an artists’ book and part of a new work commissioned by BEK in 2022 for the symposium The Only Lasting Truth is Change 2022. Riso printed by Pamflett, the book was exhibited as part of the installation – a reading room containing materials from Chen and Burrington’s research into environmental and sociopolitical impacts of semiconductor manufacturing in Taiwan. 

“Office Core: A Guide, vol. 1 and 2” by Abirami Logendran in artists’ book, a collection of snapshots of office interior: from inside Logendran’s house, her studio, through windows in the streets and from visits abroad, through small screens and big screens.  

A limited number of BEK’s 20-year anniversary publication “around which dissonant satellites cluster: 20 år med Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst” (2021) are also available for purchase.

Bergen Art Book Fair (BABF) is an annual art book and self-publishing festival showcasing local, national and international artists and small press publishers.