Codex Nordica at CODEX San Francisco, USA

MAMDP alumna Imi Maufe has organised CODEX Nordica for the 7th Biennial CODEX event:

The Codex Foundation exists to preserve and promote the contemporary hand-made book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, and the rich history of the civilization of the book.

Once again, CODEX VII Book Fair will take place at the spacious Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. The venue boasts panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline from a waterfront setting.

CODEX Nordica is an exhibition concept initiated by Imi Maufe, after her attendance at CODEX book fair and seminar, USA 2017. After the success of the Chinese focus at Codex 2017 a large selection of books from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden will be shown at Codex 2019. With an invitation from the Codex Foundation to participate at the book fair and seminar in 2019, Codex Polaris, a group promoting book arts in Norway and the Nordic Countries of Europe, have organised Codex Nordica for the coming event.

Codex Polaris are working with partners from the Nordic Countries to curate a selection the best of Nordic artists’ books / book arts to bring to the audience in USA which will be shown on a collection of tables, alongside a collective project called Bibliotek Nordica, which includes book works made specially from roughly 80 Nordic artists, printmakers, and writers.

The partners curating the tables are: Åse Eg Jørgensen / Pist Protta, Denmark; Tatjana Bergelt, Finland; Arkir ArtBook Group, Iceland; Codex Polaris, Norway; Carina Fihn and Lina Nordenström, Sweden.

One Keynote and two artists speakers have been chosen from the Nordic Countries to present a selection of books and projects from this part of the world at the seminar. Extra events for the Codex Nordica program will take place at the San Francisco Center of the Book, and the Book Club of California. SFCB will be showing an earlier Codex Polaris project – the Nordic Letterpress Collaboration, with an extended Posted / Unposted exhibition.

The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond, CA 94804, USA.