Bergen Assembly

Bergen Assembly 2022

Bergen Assembly, Bergen’s triennial exhibition of contemporary art, returns for its fourth edition to all galleries of Bergen Kunsthall.

Bergen Assembly 2022, titled Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron invites you to follow Yasmine, a fictional character, on her quest for a mysterious form, a seven- sided solid body called the Heptahedron. Her search is guided by seven enigmatic characters that she encounters along the way: the Professor, the Bonimenteur, the Moped Rider, the Fortune Teller, an Acrobats, the Coalman and the Tourist.

These seven characters lend their names to seven exhibitions spread across different venues in Bergen. Each exhibition brings together three distinct artistic positions, offering a multiplicity of perspectives. At Bergen Kunsthall you will encounter the Bonimenteur, an exhibition comprised of a new light installation by the artist duo GRAU, paintings by Bernhard Martin and an installation by the design group Neue Gestaltung that retells the original tale of The Heptahedron. In gallery V you will find The Curator’s Room where you can immerse yourself in the artistic practices, themes and thinking behind this edition of Bergen Assembly. After having shared this quest with Yasmine, meeting each of the seven characters, what remains as memories in your mind gives form to your own Heptahedron.
The quest of the Heptahedron is based on a play written by the French author Thomas Clerc after a performance by Saâdane Afif that took place in Marrakech in 2014.

The Professor
with Lars Korff Lofthus, Gruppo Petrolio and George Grosz at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, UiB (KMD)

The Bonimenteur
with Bernhard Martin, GRAU and Neue Gestaltung at Bergen Kunsthall

The Moped Rider
with Denicolai & Provoost, Katia Kameli and Shirin Sabahi at Bryggens Museum

The Fortune Teller
with Alvaro Urbano, Jessika Khazrik and Miriam Stoney in a side street called Østre Skostredet at Østre, Northing Space and an old wooden house.

The Coalman
with Augustin Maurs, Claude Debussy and a selection of vernacular coal sculptures by miners at Gyldenpris Kunsthall

An Acrobats
with Protektorama, Schwarmwesen and Transformella (fed and cared for by JP Raether) at Kunsthall 3,14

The Tourist
with Daniel Buren, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Sol Calero at Permanenten and Kafé Mat & Prat at Engen behandlingssenter (care home).

Convened by Saâdane Afif
Curated by Yasmine d’O

Members preview of the exhibition
Wed 7 Sep 18:00

Opening days
Thu 8–Sun 11 Sep 11:00–19:00
Admission to all exhibition venues is free for the exhibition period.

Every Sunday 14:00
Every Sunday 13:00 For Families

Opening of La Cantina
de la Touriste by Sol Calero
Thu 8 Sep
Venue: Kafé Mat & prat

Concert: Exotourisme Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Perez
Thu 8 Sep 21:00 100,-
Members of Bergen Kunsthall: 50,-
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Venue: Grand Bergen

Concert: NOTHING MORE for voices and organ Augustin Maurs in collaboration with Thea Meidell Sjule, Volve Vokal choir, Roar Sletteland and Sigurd Øgaard
Fri 9 Sep 20:00 100,-
Free for Members of Bergen Kunsthall:
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Venue: Domkirken

Club and performance series by Jessika Khazrik with incomputable assembly
Fri 9–Sat 10 Sep, Sat 10 Oct
Venue: Østre

Transformella malor ikeae [] Bergen Ikeality Performative research trip
Fri 9 Sep 14:00 free
Meeting point: Kunsthall 3,14
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