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Åse Eg Jørgensen – Kompendium 

West Wall Gallery, Skaftfell Bistro, March 27 to June 12, 2019. 

Åse Eg Jørgensen (b. 1958) is a danish artist and graphic designer based in Copenhagen. She has been co-editor of the artist magazine Pist Protta since 1981. She works with printed matter, and is very fond of paper, colours and books. Åse has been coming to Seyðisfjörður since 2013, as artist in residence, and more recently to lead Skaftfell’s thematic residency “Printing Matter”. 

Åse’s publications include the ongoing artist’s book series Kompendium 1-38 (2010-2019), a selection of which is forming her current exhibition in the West Wall Gallery. The series are printed on a mono-laserwriter in A4 format, folded to A5, and sewn by hand. They exist initially in editions of 40 copies. Each one of the 38 different books is “a collection of facts, drawings and photographs on a particular subject”, both interpreting and embodying the definition of “kompendium”. 

The West Wall Gallery has the same opening hours as Skaftfell Bistro: Mon-Fri 12:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 15:00-22:00.