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Introduction
One Thousand Books is a series of experimental art book events in Copenhagen celebrating the dynamic and rapidly growing independent publishing scene to the Danish and international public. So far there has been four iterations of the festival, each investigating different aspects of that scene: In 2013 and 2014 One Thousand Books took place inside a functioning REMA1000 supermarket. In 2016 it moved into three art institutions and included an exhibition, a seminar and networking events. In 2018 it took form of a survey publication and launch party. The aim of One Thousand Books is to showcase books as accessible yet elaborate art objects and to serve as a platform where actors in the field of book making can meet, connect and share ideas and perspectives on current issues in the frame of publishing, editing and exhibiting books.

2018

One Thousand Books 2018
October 12
Annual Reportt
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This year's iteration of One Thousand Books celebrates the release of the publication Danske kunstnerbøger siden finanskrisen, sorteret efter titel-længde [Danish Artist’s Books After The Financial Crisis, Sorted By Length of Title], published by Lodret Vandret. The publication is an extensive collection of information about the Danish self-publishing scene from the period of 2011–2018.

For the evening Annual Reportt will transform into a functional newsstand/bar in which we will celebrate the release of the publication and the self-publishing scene in general, it's actors, their friends and readers.

2016

One Thousand Books 2016
April 21 – 24 and through May 15
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Overgaden & Minus 1
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We are looking forward to welcome you to a 4-day festival and 3-week exhibition of/about artists’ books. The festival is April 21-24 with the exhibition running in the three following weeks. The main venue this year is Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

One Thousand Books 2016 features a free and open to the public one-day seminar, a group exhibition curated by 13 participating publishers, a book fair on the opening weekend and networking events.

The theme of the festival this year is ‘art(ists’) books and exhibition making’. The relationship between books and exhibitions is often either that of the catalogue or books statically displayed out of reach and behind glass. However, there must be a more engaging, democratic and ultimately more deserving manner to exhibit a book work. What if we get rid of the glass vitrines and expand the book as an installation in an art space setting? This is the question around which One Thousand Books 2016 revolves.

2014

One Thousand Books 2014
April 10 – 13
REMA1000 & New Shelter Plan
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28 independent publishers from all of Northern Europe met 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 acted as a visual and conceptual backdrop as the art books were sold alongside everyday groceries, to bibliophiles and the unexpecting shopper alike.

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

The official catalogue from 2014: OTB14

2013

One Thousand Books 2013
May 24 – 26
REMA1000
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The first edition of the One Thousand Books bookfair took place May 24 - 26, 2013 inside the supermarket Rema 1000 at the Carlsberg grounds in Copenhagen. We had a great turn-out of about 800 really interested guests and some good press coverage. In the weeks up to the event, all receipts at Rema 1000 had poems by Tomas Lagermand Lundme on them.

Video
Video from the exhibition Manifolds, which was part of One Thousand Books 2016
About

One Thousand Books is a project by Johan Rosenmunthe and Flemming Ove Bech, who also started Lodret Vandret, a collaborative platform for independent publishing and exhibition making based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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