Touring exhibition of illustration to open Norway’s Guest of Honour year

Georg Grosz meets Mulysses at Slush Mountain
Modern illustration from Norway

2019 is Norway’s year as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse, and the first event in this Guest of Honour year will be the touring exhibition "Georg Grosz meets Mulysses on Slush Mountain. Modern illustration from Norway.” The exhibition will open at Felleshuset, at the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, on January 23rd.

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Illustrations taken from the books (left to right) "Grosz. Berlin–New York” by Lars Fiske, “Mulysses" by Øyvind Torseter and “Slush Mountain" by Bjørn Rune Lie.

Work by eleven Norwegian illustrators will be on display, selected from a variety of new Norwegian picture books for both children and adults. Illustrations by Lisa Aisato, Per Dybvig, Lars Fiske, Stian Hole, Bendik Kaltenborn, Åshild Kanstad Johnsen, Bjørn R. Lie, Alice Lima de Faria, Gry Moursund, Kari Stai and Øyvind Torseter, representing a rich spectrum of expressions in both technique and theme. All of which can be found in books that are translated and available in German.

The exhibition will be on show throughout 2019, in a number of cities in Germany and Switzerland, including in Bremen, Leipzig and Frankfurt. It is a collaboration between Grafill and NORLA, and will be rounded off with a separate viewing at Grafill’s premises in Oslo January 9 – February 2, 2020.

Read more about the exhibition here.