Art and life on paper at the Jugendstilsenteret and KUBE in Ålesund

25/06/2021 > 31/12/2021

©Jugendstilsenteret and KUBE

Jugendstilsenteret and KUBE possess twenty-nine complete volumes of the German magazine Jugend (Youth). The magazine first saw the light of day in Munich in 1896 and was published on a weekly basis until 1940. The museum has a complete run of volumes from 1896 to 1924. In Jugend, art was regarded as a natural and essential component of life, and by covering a wide-ranging cultural field the magazine presented the contemporary zeitgeist through texts and sumptuous illustrations.

Bergen Art Book Fair (an international fair for artist’s books) has been invited to the exhibition to present a selection of contemporary artist’s books. These books reveal the artistic movements and expressions of the present day. The juxtaposition with Jugend serves to highlight both the continuity and the contrasts between past and present.

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