Sailing the seven seas

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× Innovative low-tech solutions (such as slime marbling)
× Collaborations with authors
× Gray areas
× Slow books

That’s how Sailor Press describes the core of their work, now celebrating seven years in business with an anniversary exhibition at KRETS.

Run by Matilda Plöjel, Sailor Press has worked uncompromisingly and painstakingly from the beginning to publish books that explore the work of individual artists and books that explore the book itself as a medium. Sailing the seven seas comprises an exhibition and a number of events that spatially and publicly manifest and discuss the conditions and content of an independent publishing house.

In the exhibition at KRETS, Sailor Press will be showing a collection of its publications together with works by Tina Carlsson, Maria Hedlund, and Mari Lagerquist, who have all collaborated with Sailor Press.

The program of events includes contributions from several of the artists with whom Sailor Press has worked over the years, as well as a few special guests to read or discuss the books.


Saturday, February 10, 2–4 PM

× Tina Carlsson
× Ockie Basgül Dogan
× Mari Lagerquist

Release of Tina Carlsson’s book Ellerine sağlık, which revolves around the figure of mother, or anne in Turkish. With words and images, Carlsson illuminates the repetition and quiet of the everyday chores and shared family life of the home. Readings in Swedish and Turkish by Tina Carlsson and Ockie Basgül Dogan.

Mari Lagerquist presents her book Native Plants, Invasive Plants, which revolves around an herbarium in Cairo, a community garden in Gothenburg, and the question “Cannot a plant become native with time?”

Conversation between Tina Carlsson, Mari Lagerquist and Matilda Plöjel (Sailor Press) about the books, and subjects such as belonging, categorizations and their potential dissolving.

Saturday, February 17, 2–3.30 PM

× Maria Hedlund
× Ida Börjel
× Carl Lindh
× Magnus Thierfelder

Maria Hedlund talks about her work with Hyttödammen, a project whose point of departure is a collection of insects from the early 1960s. Together with Some Kind of Knowledge and Dissolve, Hyttödammen forms a triptych of books that revolve around collecting, registering, and categorizing – but also around the states of transition and the shifting of layers of time and narrative. Reading from the book Hyttödammen by the poet Ida Börjel.

A listening exercise called Ten sheets of paper will be led by Carl Lindh, Magnus Thierfelder and Matilda Plöjel, together with seven volunteers. An exploration of the material and immaterial aspects of a book, and at the same time a book production in real-time.

Saturday, February 24, 2–3.30 PM

× Anna Nordquist Andersson
× Johanna Lewengard

Anna Nordquist Andersson has in many of her works explored the photographic gaze and gender coding, which is also the case in her new book Black Chamber. In a conversation with Johanna Lewengard, Professor of Graphic Design at Konstfack (the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm), the artist will discuss issues of power and gaze, visual symbols and codes, and strategies for how feminist theories can be put into practice.



General opening hours:
Wed. 5–8 PM
Fri. 2–5 PM
Sat. 12–3 PM
Sun. 12–3 PM