One Thousand Books: Manifolds

23 apr – 15 may 2016 Opening: 23 apr 2016 20:00

One Thousand Books is an experimental art book festival in Copenhagen celebrating the dynamic and rapidly growing independent publishing scene to the Danish and international public.

The festival itself takes place over the weekend of April 23–24, which also marks the opening of the exhibition Manifolds. Working in co-operation with thirteen publishers in Denmark and abroad, One Thousand Books has arranged a group exhibition that showcases trailblazing book and exhibition projects created by contemporary artists. The publishers will be present throughout the opening weekend, and visitors will have the opportunity to speak directly to the creative forces behind the exhibition.

The relationship between books and exhibitions is often either that of the catalogue or books statically displayed out of reach and behind glass. However, there must be a more engaging, democratic and ultimately more deserving manner to exhibit a book work. What if we get rid of the glass vitrines and expand the book as an installation in an art space setting? This is the question around which One Thousand Books 2016 revolves.

The participating publishers are:
B-B-B-Books / Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt (SE), ECAL:MAAD & Designbolaget / Students at Master of Art Direction (CH/DK), Forlaget emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten / Absalon Kirkeby & Kasper Hesselbjerg (DK), Études Books / Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry & Nicolas Poillot (FR), Gottlund / Nicolas Gottlund (US), Joachim Schmid / Joachim Schmid (DE), Kodoji Press / Winfried Heininger (CH), Lugemik / Indrek Sirkel, Laura Toots & Anu Vahtra (EE), Officin / Louise Hold Sidenius (DK), Pist Protta / Jesper Fabricius, Aase Eg, Jesper Rasmussen (DK), Shelter Press / Bartolomé Sanson & Felicia Atkinson (FR), Self Publish, Be Happy / Bruno Ceschel (UK) and Theophile’s Papers / Théophile Calot (BE)

The participating artists are:
16 students + assistant teachers of the Master of Art Direction, ECAL, Adrien Vescovi, Anne Mette Schultz, Christian Aschman, Daniel Everett, Elise Ladoué, Erik Steinbrecher, Felicia Atkinson, Jesper Fabricius, Jesper Rasmussen, Joachim Schmid, Johanne Løgstrup, Klara Källström, Kristoffer Ørum, Luke Stettner, Nicolas Gottlund, Ott Metusala, Sebastien Bonin, Thobias Fäldt, Ursula Reuter Christiansen,Valerian Goalec  and Åse Eg Jørgensen.

One Thousand Books is organized by Lodret Vandret, a collaborative platform for independent publishing and exhibition making based in Copenhagen, and supported by A.P. Møller Foundation, Danish Arts Foundation, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Foundation and Copenhagen City Council.