Bergen Assembly Opening Days

Bergen Assembly Opening Days

Thu, 5 September – Sun, 8 September 2019
All venues
Admission free
Extended exhibition hours: Daily 11am–7pm

Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead – Bergen Assembly 2019 begins its packed autumn programme with a long weekend (Thursday morning to Sunday afternoon), featuring the opening of the exhibition across five venues – Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen Kunsthall, Entrée, Hordaland kunstsenter and KODE 1 Permanenten – as well as performances, concerts, parties, talks, workshops and walking tours. The second edition of the Parliament of Bodies in Bergen, The Impossible Parliaments, takes place on the evening of Saturday, 7 September. Get to know the platforms and themes of the 2019 edition and meet the conveners, collaborators and contributors of this year’s triennial! The detailed programme will be announced soon.

EXHIBITION: 5.9.–10.11.2019
EVENTS: 5.4.–10.11.2019

Bergen Assembly 2019, titled Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, encompasses an exhibition and a series of events taking place at various venues in Bergen. At the centre of Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead is a preoccupation with life – with an understanding of life beyond the binary oppositions of life and death, nature and culture, human and animal, subject and object, healthy and sick, past and future. The project examines how to redefine our alliances with those who are not presently living and proposes communicating with the spectres of the past and the future and taking responsibility for those who are no longer, or not yet, here. READ MORE


Press and professional visitors planning to join us for the Opening Days are asked to sign up for accreditation.
Online accreditation is now possible HERE.


There are extended exhibition opening hours during the Opening Days: all exhibition venues are open from 11am to 7pm. Please find all venue addresses, hours during the running time and further practical information for your visit HERE.
If you are travelling to Bergen Assembly we recommend booking your accommodation well in advance. You can book accommodation via visitbergen.com.


Would you like to expand your knowledge of contemporary art and critical culture? Learn new skills? Become part of a creative team? Expand your network and make friends? Join our team of assemblers to experience Bergen Assembly from behind the scenes! Volunteers are involved as gallery hosts, drivers, artist contacts, communication assistants, mediators, runners and more. In return for your time we are offering a study trip to the 11th Berlin Biennale in summer 2020. Bergen Assembly will cover your flight, accommodation and exhibition pass.
Interested? Read more HERE.

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