bergen zines

A Zine-Evening, or Fanzinekveld as it is called in Norwegian, is an open event where people can show up with their zines and exhibit and sell them in a small pop-up shop by the bar. Bergen Zines has made a number of these evenings since the beginning of 2011 and they usually also contain workshops, presentations and/or performances. 

Zine evening at contemporary gallery space Tag Team, june 2017.

Zine evening at contemporary gallery space Tag Team, june 2017.

After a few successful events, Bergen Zines had built their own unique zine library with local artists. In 2012 they discovered the art book fair scene and brought their collection to the Tokyo Art Book Fair. This event in the Japanese capital inspired the first Bergen Art Book Fair.

English edition of No one will want to keep this (Norwegian title: Ingen kommer til å ta vare på dette her)

English edition of No one will want to keep this (Norwegian title: Ingen kommer til å ta vare på dette her)

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016

Tokyo Art Book Fair 2016

Zine evening at Norwegian Icons in Tokyo, 2016

Zine evening at Norwegian Icons in Tokyo, 2016

Zine evening at Nobel Bopel in Bergen, 2012

Zine evening at Nobel Bopel in Bergen, 2012

Bergen Zines has a yearly program that includes a couple of zine evenings, a comic arts fair, workshops, participation in different fairs and exhibits, but with Bergen Art Book Fair as the most important event of their year. The first was realised in 2013 at the venue Bergen Kjøtt, an old butcher facility that today has been made into a cultural space. Since 2015, the festival has had its home at Bergen Kunsthall, which is the biggest private contemporary art gallery in Bergen. The fair showcases 50 exhibitors, in addition to exhibitions, talks and workshops. It is a cross-disciplinary venue where artists from fine art, design and literature find a natural meeting point in their common love for the book as a format.

From the first Art Book Fair at Bergen Kjøtt, 2013

From the first Art Book Fair at Bergen Kjøtt, 2013

From Bergen Art Book Fair 2016 at Bergen Kunsthall

From Bergen Art Book Fair 2016 at Bergen Kunsthall

Since 2016, they have slowly started to work as a publisher as well. Their first title No one will want to keep this is about contemporary Norwegian zine culture, with texts from the fields of design, art and literature. Included in this are three fanzines made specially for this publication by three different Bergen based artists: Kay Arne Kirkebø, Marianne Hallseth and Klara Sofie Ludvigsen.

Bergen Zines has had many members during the years, but today it is run by Ann-Kristin Stølan, Ingrid Rundberg and Fredrik Rysjedal. The Bergen Art Book Fair has its own production unit which in 2017 also includes Raquel Maia Marques, Alexandra Jegerstedt and Mads Andersen.

See more images from BABF at the website bergenartbookfair.no

Bergen Zines 成立于2011年,两位创始人安·克莉丝汀·斯特兰和弗雷德里克·吕瑟达尔在诺贝尔·波佩尔咖啡馆的一次由弗雷德里克主办的迷志之夜之后一拍即合。在创立至今的六年中,除了组织诸如卑尔根艺术书展这样的大型活动之外,Bergen Zines也出版自己的迷志。

迷志之夜在挪威语中称作Fanzinekveld,是大家自发展示销售自己创作的迷志作品的快闪店,通常在酒吧或咖啡馆举行。2011年之后Bergen Zines组织了很多次迷志之夜活动,现在通常还包括工作坊、讲座和(或)表演等内容。

在几次成功的迷志之夜之后,Bergen Zines拥有了自己的独一无二的当地迷志库。2012年他们发现了艺术书展这个渐渐兴起的活动,并带着这个杂志库去了东京艺术书展,这个日本首都举办的盛会启发了卑尔根艺术书展的诞生。

Bergen Zines每年都有一张长长的活动计划表,包括数次迷志之夜、一次漫展、各种工作坊,以及参加各地的展览和活动,但一年一度的卑尔根艺术书展无疑是Bergen Zines最重要的项目。第一届艺术书展于2013年在卑尔根肉联厂——一个旧肉联厂改建的文化设施——成功举办。2015年起这个活动搬到了卑尔根最大的私人美术馆——卑尔根艺术大厅。如今,该展已拥有50名参展者,是包含展览、讲座,和工作坊的大型跨界交流活动,艺术家、设计师和作家通过书这个共同热爱的形式在这里找到了自然的汇聚点。

自2016年起,他们也开始尝试慢慢出版自己的作品。他们的第一本书名为《没有人会愿意留下它》,详解了挪威当代迷志出版文化。文字部分来自艺术、设计、文学等不同领域。其中还囊括了三本由三位卑尔根艺术家为该书量身定做的迷志,三位艺术家分别是:凯·阿尔纳·谢克别、玛丽亚纳·哈尔塞特,和克拉拉·苏菲·路德维格森。

Bergen Zines曾更换过许多成员,目前的成员为安·克莉丝汀·斯特兰、英格丽·伦贝尔格,和弗雷德里克·吕瑟达尔。

卑尔根艺术书展有自己的组委会,2017年组委会成员为:安·克莉丝汀·斯特兰、英格丽·伦贝尔格、拉切尔·玛亚·马尔切斯、亚历山德拉·耶格尔斯特德、马梓·安德森,和弗雷德里克·吕瑟达尔。