Mondo Books is one of the three publishing houses, along with Lodret Vandret and Heavy Books, invited to take part in Coast Contemporary’s second edition to present their catalogue and activities in the Hurtigruten’s library as part of the pop-up Bergen Art Book Fair.
Mondo Books is an independent, artist-run initiative that focuses on art publications, fanzines, and printed materials, mainly from young and newly established artists from the circumpolar north. MONDO distributes materials from artists such as Animals, IMA READ, MONARCH, Torpedo Press, BBOOKS, and Lubok Verlag, amongst many others.
In addition to book distribution, Mondo Books also hosts events, readings, performances, and installations. As the only independent art book platform and distributor in the northern region, Mondo Books plays an crucial role in both the local and national scenes. Mondo Books has, amongst others, participated in Supermarket Independent Art Fair (Stockholm, 2012 and 2013), Bergen Art Book Fair (2012, 2013, and 2018), Lofoten International Art Festival (2013, 2015, and 2017), Reality (Kunstnerforbundet Oslo, 2012), New York Art Book Fair (2014), Toronto Art Book Fair Editions (2016), Bastard (Lillehammer, 2018), Selektor (Arkhangelsk, 2018), and Bookies (Helsinki, 2018).
Mondo Books is run by Tanya Busse, Miriam Haile, and Linn Horntvedt. It is currently located in Tromsø Kunstforening’s front space and has a small satellite site at Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter in Svolvær in the Lofoten islands.
TITLES AND ARTISTS BOOKS PRESENTED IN THE LIBRARY:
10 by Lubok
3 by Lubok
7 by Lubok
Atlaspunkt Maria by Dorothea Schrattenholz
Bajándávgi by Marry Áiloneida Somby
Father Figures by Eirik Abri
Hollow Earth by Tanya Busse & Emilija Skarnulyte
Hotel Polar Capital Accounts from the Sami Art Festival 2008 – 2011 (Anthology) by Hilde Methi & Kristin Tårnesvik
Huskurer remedies by Sasha Huber
Kuk og parfyme zine by Kuk og parfyme
Meadow (Natural Perfume) by Tokyo Twins
Murmansk Rovaniemi Kirkenes
Nomads won’t stand still for their portraits by Joar Nango
Normal Work by B-Books
Northern Imaginary by Patric Huse
Spektakel, lust… by B-Books
The Creator acted blindly by Henrik Sørlid
The Economy of Survival by Siri Hermansen
Transcend magazine by Phuture Club
Våke over dem som sover by Sigbjørn Skåden
Volume 1 & 2 by IMA read
Weird Tales by Henrik Sørlid
Yoiking with the winged ones by Ánde Somby