Date: Friday, September 16, 2016 1:00 PM - Sunday, September 18, 2016 7:00 PM
Location: MoMA PS1
Category: Exhibition, Festival

Norwegians at the NY Art Book Fair 2016

Photo: Ingrid Pop.Photo: Ingrid Pop

Three Norwegian exhibitors will be present at the elleventh annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. Free and open to the public, the popular fair kicks off Friday September 16th.

Presented by Printed Matter, NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries. The 2015 NY Art Book Fair was attended by more than 35,000 people.

 In addition to an ever-growing variety of exhibitors, NY Art Book Fair will also host an array of programming and special events, including The Classroom and The Contemporary Artists' Book Conference.



Founded in 2005, Torpedo is a non-profit Bookshop and Publisher devoted to the promotion and production of artists' books, art theory and critical readers in contemporary art. Torpedo hosts and organize discursive activities, exhibitions and events related to book launches and the process of publishing. On the occasion of Torpedo´s ten-year anniversary a series of gatherings, talks, conversations and book displays takes place at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo throughout 2016. These events looks at various aspects of contemporary publishing and is co-curated with Corinn Gerber, Passenger Books (Montreal/Zürich), Brian Kennon, 2nd Cannons Publications (Los Angeles) and Benjamin Thorel, Section 7 Books/Paraguay Press (Paris), and consist of The One Year Art Book Fair and the seminar How To raise a Teenager (April 2016).


Teknisk Industri AS can trace its roots back to Oslo in 1917, where it started as a company producing tools for electricians. From there it developed into a major distributor of electrical equipment in the Oslo area. Since then the company has merged and the company name has re-emerged as the name of this small publishing house focusing on art books. Since 2008 the company has published some 15 books, and has gained a reputation for publishing photo books of high quality in reproduction and design.

"From moving frames to turning pages"
The Classroom, Sept 16, 1pm
Teknisk Industri presents: Can ephemeral installations and time-based media art be translated or transcribed into the space of a publication? What challenges, methods and strategies can the artist turn to? Indexicality is a phenomenon far broader than language. Defying individual interpretation, the index refers back to a phenomenon – such as smoke as a possible index of fire. The panel will discuss the role of indexing or indexicality as a method of the artistic bookmaking process. In conjunction with the launch of her new book The Marble Index, artist Marit Følstad is joined in conversation with curator William Stover, founding director of Franklin Furnace Archive, and artist Martha Wilson.


FUKT is a magazine for contemporary drawing. It comes without ads, beautifully designed with a focus on the visual, with occasional interviews with interesting artists and essays by engaging authors. The design and format are changing for each issue. FUKT was established by editor Björn Hegardt in Trondheim, Norway 1999 and have been based in Berlin, Germany since 2001. Design by Ariane Spanier.


Book signings
Friday at 3pm: Thorbjørn Rødland will sign his book Confabulations at Mack Books table (booth 005).
Friday at 4pm: Pushwagner will sign his book Soft City at Desert Island Comics table.


More information on NYABF2016 here:



Thursday, September 15, 6-9pm (preview)
Friday, September 16, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 17, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 18, 11am-7pm


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