This year the first Stockholm Art Book Fair will take place during Stockholm Art Week. Over three days in April Scandinavian publishers focusing on art, theory, and aesthetics will gather at the premises of Spritmuseum—Museum of Spirits on Djurgården near the art fair Market and present their latest publications.
There is currently a great deal of interest in art book fairs and we envisage Stockholm Art Book Fair to become an annually recurring event. Internationally there is a tradition of hosting art book fairs in connection with art fairs, hence the first edition of Stockholm Art Book Fair will take place in connection with and near the art fair Market, which has since 2006 been a gathering point for Scandinavian galleries.
Stockholm Art Book Fair will promote cooperation and exchange between publishing houses, while strengthening the position of publishers who focus on art, theory, and aesthetics. Stockholm Art Book Fair is produced by Art and Theory Publishing.
Anders Rydell, Saturday 5 April 12.00
Anders Rydell will talk about his book Plundrarna who deals with the world’s biggest art theft and how it still haunts the art world. Between 1933-45 the Nazis stole millions of artworks across Europe. The most outstanding works of art by Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Da Vinci would appear on Adolf Hitler planned Führer Museum. Rydell’s book has been hailed by critics and has also been acclaimed internationally. It has been sold to eight countries, including Germany, Poland, Russia.
The talk will be in Swedish.