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Bergen Assembly 2022
Bergen Assembly neon sign through office window at Halfdan Kjerulfs Gate. Photo: Synne S. B. Bønes

French artists at the Bergen Assembly 2022

The 4th edition of the Bergen Assembly, the triennial of contemporary art in Bergen (Norway), takes place from 8 September to 6 November 2022 and welcomes several artists from the French scene: Augustin Maurs, Daniel Buren, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Katia Kameli. Their participation is supported by the Institut français in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. 

Updated on 08/09/2022

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A triennial directed by Saâdane Afif

Born in 1970 in Vendôme, France, Saâdane Afif lives and works in Berlin. Trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bourges, he was awarded the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2009 and the Prix Meurice in 2015. That same year, he participated in the 56th Venice Biennale. His work explores different media, from music to sculpture, writing and performance.

Saâdane Afif has appointed Yasmine d'O. as curator of Bergen Assembly 2022. She invites the audience to follow a fictional character, also named Yasmine, in search of Heptahedron, a mysterious shape consisting of seven parts. Yasmine's quest leads her to meet seven enigmatic characters who give their names to the seven exhibitions to be discovered throughout Bergen.

Entitled Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron, Yasmine d'O's proposal is inspired by a play, L'Heptaèdre, commissioned in 2016 by Saâdane Afif from the French author Thomas Clerc, in which the 7 characters to be found in Bergen already feature.

The PERSPEKTIVE fund supports Side Magazine

Designed as a research archive for the fourth edition of the Bergen Assembly, Side Magazine is supported by the PERSPEKTIVE fund for contemporary art and architecture. Founded and directed by the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français of Germany, this fund is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Institut français and the Goethe-Institut.

Side Magazine is dedicated to the seven characters of L'Heptaèdre. In order of appearance, these characters are The Professor, The Moped Rider, The Bonimenteur, The Fortune Teller, An Acrobat, The Coalman and The Tourist.

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