2013-06-27 – New Nordic Photography

Hasselblad Center 7 june - 18 august

New Nordic Photography is an annual group exhibition that highlights current photographic trends among young Nordic photographers. Participants compete for the coveted Victor fellowships to two different universities in the UK - Glasgow School of Art and the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham - and a studio residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP in New York. Eight finalists are chosen by a team of four curators to participate in the Hasselblad Center's summer exhibition. In conjunction with the opening, an international jury will announce the winners.


2014-04-06 – One Thousand Books

Art Book Festival Presented by Lodret Vandret

April 10 - 13, 2014 at Carlsberg Copenhagen

28 independent publishers from all of Northern Europe meet up in a supermarket in Copenhagen to sell books, greet their audience face to face and to share ideas and strategies with one another. The isles of the supermarket act as a visual and conceptual backdrop as the art books are sold alongside everyday groceries, to bibliophiles and the unexpecting shopper alike.

The aim of the event is to elevate the level, number and quality of art books coming out of our region by hosting an event where players in the field can meet, connect and share ideas and perspectives on current issues in the frame of publishing.

2014-05-02 – The launch of HEAVY Books

Exhibition and book release at MELK, Oslo

May 9

HEAVY Books is an artist run publishing project whose focus lies on limited edition books, zines and other printed matter. A small exhibition and the release of five books will mark the birth of the imprint.

MELK is proud to host the simultaneous book release and launch of the new Oslo/Gothenburg based imprint HEAVY Books. It will present five books from young Scandinavian artists Christopher Landin, Erik Viklund, Petter Berg, Magne Lyngvaer and Christian Tunge.

The work of Christopher Landin (b. 1988) is all about interactions. The photographs in the series A System of Possible Movements are traces of actions. They make us see the subtle actions of growing, piling, tracing and adjusting that both humans and nature use as ways of accommodating to the world. Meaning is projected onto the actions of nature through the photographs. They refer not only to something in the world, but to the act of photographing.

Sonder, riso printed two times over by the artist Erik Viklund (b. 1982), can be described as a hauntology of his relation to snow. Once; pictures of white fields and horizons, now clogged or exploded. Lost to an in-betweenness of what disappears through repetition and whats created through abstraction. Viklund subordinates the moment, landscape and material in a thorough process looking for what's represented.

Petter Berg (b. 1993) is working with the tension between nature and urbanity, spontaneity and reason, as well as the human and the coldly constructed. Plastic Trust explores the paradox that lies in our society's attraction to logic and order; despite the fact that our building blocks are highly emotional and subjective. With both great grievousness and subtle humour, it can be seen as a visualisation of the search for some preverbal connection between the things that make our world.

Magne Lyngvaer (b.1988) makes enigmatic photographs of landscapes, objects and people in his life. His work springs from a fascination for his childhood home, a small island with an undercurrent of mystery and melancholy. His interest lays in the discomfort that can occur in everyday situations and familiar environments.

Christian Tunge (b. 1989) is the initiator of HEAVY Books. In Cites he creates imaginary landscapes based on discussions and pictures from the online community on skyscrapers; The SkyskraperCity Forum. It features impossible constructions, explorations of infinity and photographic processes.

Heavy Books is supported by the Embassy of Sweden.

2014-09-24 – NY Art Book Fair 2014

The New York Art Book Fair Presented by Printed Matter

September 26-28 at MoMA PS1

This year's fair presents Norway Focus: Kunstnerboker; a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists and independent publishers. You will find my book A System of Possible Movements represented by Christian Tunge from HEAVY Books at table 8 next to Cornerkiosk Press.

The annual NY Art Book Fair is the world's largest event for artists' books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals and zines. The ninth edition will present more than 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from 28 countries.

Norway Focus: Kunstnerboker is made possible by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

2016-02-11 – LA Art Book Fair 2016

The LA Art Book Fair Presented by Printed Matter

February 12-14 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Printed Matter presents the fourth annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 12 through 14, 2016, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA.

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 300 presses, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over 20 countries.

The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York City. Over 35,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2015.

Christian Tunge from HEAVY Books will be there to represent my book A System of Possible Movements.

2017-08-07 Land404 Art Festival

August 19 - 27 Gullholma, Blekinge

On the 19th of August Land404 opens its first exhibition with a one-day Art Festival! The event is free and will be full of art, music, live painting, interactive works and more.

The exhibition is the result of a three week residency undertaken by a group of nordic artists interested in rural spaces and the interplay between humans and nature explored through this particular Swedish landscape.

After the festival the exhibition will run until the 27th of August.

2018-01-04 Land404 at Ronneby Konsthall

Displacements by Land404

Jan 27-April 1 at Ronneby Konsthall

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Utstallningen oppnas av Torun Ekstrand - Konst i Blekinge

I utstallningen Forflyttningar undersoks rorelsen mellan stad och land i bade figurativ och bokstavlig form. Land404 vill utforska vad som hander nar konstverk som skapats vid en vindblast udde i Blekinges ostra skargard flyttar in pa konsthallen i Ronneby. Kan den fysiska forflyttningen och det nya sammanhanget skapa en kontakt och dialog mellan de tva motstridiga platserna?

Konstverken som ligger till grund for utstallningen skapades vid ett 3 veckors residensprogram pa Land404's gard under sommaren 2017. Har arbetade de 5 deltagande konstnarerna tillsammans med den befintliga platsen for att undersoka manniskans forhallande till naturen. Verken har sedan blivit omarbetade, vridna och transformerade for att spegla inte bara den plats de ar gjorda pa men ocksa deras nya kontext i Ronneby.

2018-04-25 Supermarket 2018

April 12-15 Slaughterhouse 5

SUPERMARKET 2018 shows 53 artist-run initiatives from 41 cities around the world during 12-15 April 2018. In total more than 150 artists exhibit.

Artist-run spaces from Europe and Scandinavia will be represented alongside initiatives from Georgia, South Africa, Canada, and the USA. For the first time the art fair hosts exhibitors from Slovakia, HotDock Project Space and Photoport, and from Luxembourg, represented by the Musel Link association. SUPERMARKET 2018 is proud to showcase three Russian initiatives this year - Elektrozavod from Moscow, Dom Gruzchika from Perm, and Gallery ч9 from Murmansk, the very northwest of the Russian Federation. Amongst other first-time exhibitors are the Artist-Run Alliance from Israel, Durden and Ray from Los Angeles, Storm and Drunk from Madrid, Ekkisens Art Space from Iceland, SAW gallery from Canada, and many more.

The overarching theme of SUPERMARKET 2018 is 'Legacy: Who Will Survive And What Will be Left of Them?'. It discusses the heritage of art and the fleeting nature of human legacy, the issues of sustainability of the artist-run art scene, or the impact that artists have as individuals.

As every year, SUPERMARKET 2018 includes the public programme TALKS & PERFORMANCE, with panel discussions, presentations and performance art. The Professional Networking Participants programme (PNP) also continues with its focus on exchange of knowledge and experience from within the artist-run art scene.