Labyrint Press – is a series of exhibitions, an archive, and a publishing house for artist’s books. Labyrint Press was founded in 2007 as a result of a collaboration between curator Joanna Sandell of Botkyrka Konsthall and artist Pia Sanström. Inspired by the novel of Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel, Labyrint Press has developed an idea o of a circular library that rewrites the universe, and where every book in the library is an entrance to another world.
Labyrint Archive was founded in 2007 for the purpose of collecting artist’s books and artist’s publications for permanent public view at Botkyrka konsthall. Presently we have approximately 500 works in the collection, mostly by artists who participated in the Labyrint exhibitions in 2006 and 2009.
The Labyrint Archive is appreciated by art students and guest curators as well as by our visitors. We have a special program for children in the studio workshops based on our experience of working with artist’s books in the collection.
One could borrow a selection of the books in the public library which is situated next to Botkyrka konsthall. Some works in PDF-format you may copy in the Labyrint COPY bar and others you are welcome to purchase in our small Book store.
Joanna Sandell, founder/curator and director
Pia Sandström, founder/curator and artist, created the exhibition architecture, furniture design and costume. The architecture of Labyrint Archive is a collaboration with Eva Lindelöf, designer.
Editors: Miriam Andersson Blecher & Anneli Bäckman
Guest curator, "All the faces in the window are smiling": Maria Kotlyachkova
Labyrint is supported by The Foundation of Future Culture
This webpage and facebook page were built by Maria Kotlyachkova