Bergen Kjøtt: Bergen Art Book Fair

Started in 2013, Bergen Art Book Fair is the only art book fair arranged in Norway. KHiB is cohosting this international three-day art book and self publishing festival taking place 21 - 23 November at Bergen Kjøtt.

Time: 21 - 23 November 2014
Venue: Bergen Kjøtt, Skuteviksbodene 22, Bergen

babf_logo.jpgThe Fair
BABF is an international three-day art book and self publishing festival, focusing on both art and design. The fair will, in addition to hosting publishers and exhibiting publications, also have lectures and workshops related to self publishing, book aesthetics and concepts.

BABF is a collaboration between Bergen Zines, Grafill Bergen, Drabant and Bergen Kjøtt, cohosted and supported by KHiB among others.

Contributors from KHiB include Research Fellow Fredrik Rysjedal and MA student in Design Ann-Kristin Stølan.

The Location

BABF is held at Bergen Kjøtt, an old meat factory building transformed into an international venue for music and arts. The fair will take place on the 2nd floor, and there's a cafe on the 1st floor. During the festival there will be performances by artists located at Bergen Kjøtt.

The Story
In 2012 three artists from Bergen visited the Tokyo Art Book Fair, looking for inspiration. They got more than they bargained for and were inspired to start their very own version: Bergen Art Book Fair (BABF).

The first annual BABF was held at Bergen Kjøtt, 21 - 24 November 2013.


Published: 11/18/2014 by Kjetil Helland Updated: 3/19/2015 by admin