Reflecting group for the Bergen Assembly

Reflecting Group meeting in Bergen, on the occasion of this years’ Bergen Assembly.

The Bergen Assembly is a format with a distinct interest in discursive practices, unlike a traditional biennial or triennial. Its core concerns often draw on the relationship between art and politics, subjects and structures. With the title “Actually, the dead are not dead”, this year’s edition will expand its artistic and discursive scope onto the politics of the body, living and non-living ones, and anything that may lurk in between or beyond that. We very much hope for applications that express interest in these matters and working methodologies. 
The meeting will take place from 26-29. September in Bergen, Norway.

The Purpose and Concept of the Meeting

In line with the general mission of the Reflecting Group series (a.o. at the Istanbul Biennial, Manifesta St. Petersburg, Dakar Biennial, Reflecting Group Lab in Athens), the Reflecting Group Bergen derives from a tangible urgency to conceive of the global conditions of artistic production today. It applies a format of self-education, sharing and (un)learning, in order to grasp a complex condition that is intrinsically linked to our own ‘normative’ working contexts.

Our main goal is to gain hands-on experience with the cultural working context in Bergen and the Scandinavian/Northern European region at large. First and foremost, this means to join into the debates and political/artistic proposals which the Bergen Assembly will generate, and to share into yet unfamiliar idea frames and working processes. As usual, we will develop at heterogeneous program, essentially shaped by a series of meetings with artists and cultural experts, as well as by exploring various sites of productions (studios, institutions, off-spaces, etc.).

Follow this link for more information on the Bergen Assembly:

This meeting is addressed at anybody from the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network interested in curating and managing/producing of visual and performative arts. We also encourage participants from the fields of social sciences, politics, journalism, gender and postcolonial studies, cultural diplomacy and education to apply.

If you are interested in joining and for more information, please get in touch with Sonja: and Lívia:

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