Booklet Library

Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson

36pg, 14.8 x 14.8 cm, digital offset, staple bound, edition of 150
Oslo, Norway: Oslo, Norway: Multinational Enterprises, 2020

"Splitting consists of found photographs which document the illegal destruction of a building lying on a disputed property line in a residential area south-west of Oslo. Two workers were hired to make an incision down the center of the structure—removing the part residing on the disputed territory—and dumping the rubble onto the neighbor’s vegetable patch. This unofficial remake of Gordon Matta-Clark’s bisecting of a New Jersey house scheduled for demolition, implies a triple cut; starting with the original deconstruction, moving on to the collage and the composition of the photographs and ending with the arrangement of the spreads that make up the 36-page book." — The Author

Behind the Glass – Quotes about Books from Books about Books
Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson

72pg, 12x18x0.6cm, digital offset, staple bound, edition of 110
Oslo, Norway: Multinational Enterprises, 2020

"'Behind the Glass – Quotes about Books from Books about Books' is a book and an exhibition of books about books at the library of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts—including only books from Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson’s personal collection. The book is composed of statements, selected from each of the displayed books, reflecting on the nature of creating, collecting, publishing, or reading of artists’ books." — The Author

Contributed by the author.

Ten Exhibits
Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson

20pg, 21x29x0.3cm, digital offset, staple bound, 172/174
Oslo, Norway: Multinational Enterprises, 2019

"Ten Exhibits presents a body of work dealing with the relationship between language, image and location using the lingo of forensic photography. The project consists of evidence collected at exhibition openings combined with text excerpts from the galleries’ press releases. This artists’ book continues the tradition of publications from Multinational Enterprises addressing the juxtaposition between text and image, the sculptural potential of photography and how context and technology has a significant impact on content." — The Author

Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson
34pg, 14.8 x 21 cm, color digital, staple bound, edition of 200
Oslo, Norway: Multinational Enterprises, 2017

Contributed by the author.