Artist’s Book Exhibition in Hagan, Norway


Dieter Roth. “Motorcyclist”. 1969

Art Trip to Oslo



Time: 3-7 July 2022
Location: Oslo, Norway

In the internet I found wonderful exhibition of an artist’s book in Norway. In Norway, from where I started my travels abroad, after the collapse of the soviet union. In 1991, three years after I graduated the Vilnius Art Institute, I was invited to participate in Lithuanian art exhibition “Myter og Legender” in Bergen, dedicated for the “Day of Restoration of the State of Lithuania” (February 16th, 1918). My first trip from Vilnius through moscow to Oslo and Bergen…

The exhibition “From A to Z – Artists’ Books in Würth Collection” near Oslo, in Hagan, intrigued me because it presents original artist’s books from the beginning of the 20th century, like “Almanach – Der Blaue Reiter” 1912, and some new artist books, like Sabine Hoffmann. An artist Sabine Hoffmann several times participated in our International Artist’s Book Triennials. In 2000 she with her husband arrived in Vilnius for installing her beautiful wall artist’s book and for the opening of the 2nd International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2000.


Sabine Hoffmann. Artist’s book installation with the stones. 2000. Vilnius

So, I decided to visit Oslo again after 31 years, and to see the classical artist’s books in reality. But I had to wait till the new Museum of Edvard Munch and new National Museum will be opened in Oslo.

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© Dieter Roth Estate Courtesy Hauser & Würth

© Gallery Würth
© Photos: Kestutis Vasiliunas
© Artist’s Book Creators 2022