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TEXST is a Bergen-based art writing collective and publishing press who test text-based forms of dissemination and publication.

The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)


TEXSTgroup is a six person art collective based in Bergen, Norway. We explore the presence of text in visual art in all of its manifestations. Our title, TEXST, embodies our approach – testing text-based work within an art context. We have a strong focus on collaboration and discussion through writing based practices. We run residential workshops that explore different ways of working from and with text and writing, as well as regular meetings, reading groups, performance evenings and exhibitions. Included here are some images from various workshops, events, meetings, and readings that have taken place over the past few years. We also publish text based work with a focus on risograph printed small run editions, under the name TEXSTpress.

TEXSTgroup is currently Samuel Brzeski, Lucila Mayol, Robin Everett, Pedro Riva and Audrey Hurd. 

TEXST was established in 2016