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Private Tours

You are welcome to book a private tour in Norwegian, English, Spanish, Russian or German. Please send your enquiry to mediation@bergenassembly.no and indicate any preference you may have in regards to which institute(s) you would like to visit or which themes in particular you would like to explore. Different prices apply based on the size of your group.

Open Guided Tours in October

The Bergen Assembly 2013 art mediation program is based on the notion of assembly that has informed the founding of the new international triennial in Bergen. The program offers a chance for visitors to raise questions and bring their own perspectives to our Assembly and to gather in critical discussion with an art mediator, while gaining deeper insights into the art projects that are presented.


Saturday 5 October, 14:00:
Visningsrommet USF as the Institute of Zoopolitics, Georgernes Verft 12
Entrée as the Institute of Political Hallucinations, Nøstegaten 42

Meeting point: Visningsrommet USF, Georgernes Verft 12


Sunday 6 October, 14:00:
KNIPSU as the Institute of Love and Lack Thereof, Komediebakken 9
Rom8 as the Institute of Tropical Fascism, Vaskerelven 8

Meeting point: KNIPSU, Komediebakken 9


Saturday 12 October, 14:00:
Stiftelsen 3,14 as the Institute of Perpetual Accumulation, Vågsallmenningen 12
Østre as the Institute of Pines and Prison Bread, Østre Skostredet 3

Meeting point: Stiftelsen 3,14, Vågsallmenningen 12


Sunday 13 October, 14:00:
The School Museum as the Institute of Lyrical Sociology, Lille Øvregate 38


Saturday 19 October, 14:00:
KODE 1 as the Institute of Imaginary States, Nordahl Bruns gate 9


Sunday 20 October, 14:00:
Bergen Kjøtt as the Institute of Defensive Magic, Skutevikstorget 1


Friday October 25, 18:00:
Stiftelsen 3,14 as the Institute of Perpetual Accumulation, Vågsallmenningen 12


Friday October 25, 19:00:
Bergen Kjøtt as the Institute of Defensive Magic, Skutevikstorget 1


Saturday 26 October, 13:00:
The School Museum as the Institute of Lyrical Sociology, Lille Øvregate 38


Saturday 26 October, 14:00:
KODE 4 as the Institute of Anti-Formalism, Rasmus Meyers allé 9


Saturday 26 October, 18:00:
Rom8 as the Institute of Tropical Fascism, Vaskerelven 8
Entrée as the Institute of Political Hallucinations, Nøstegaten 42

Meeting point: Rom8, Vaskerelven 8


Saturday 26 October, 19:00:
KNIPSU as the Institute of Love and Lack Thereof, Komediebakken 9
Visningsrommet USF as the Institute of Zoopolitics, Georgernes Verft 12

Meeting point: KNIPSU, Komediebakken 9


Sunday 27 October, 14:00:
KODE 4 as the Institute of Anti-Formalism, Rasmus Meyers allé 9


Sunday 27 October, 15:00:
KODE 1 as the Institute of Imaginary States, Rasmus Meyers allé 9


For open tours no reservation is required, and the tours are free of charge for ticket holders.

Artist talk

Artist talk: Mariusz Tarkawian

Thursday 26 September, 19:00
Bergen Kunsthall as the Institute of the Disappearing Future,
Rasmus Meyers allé 5.

In his ongoing project The Artworks of the Future (2013), Mariusz Tarkawian draws what contemporary artists will be making in ten, twenty, or a hundred years. Some of these artists are well-known, others do not yet exist, and others—as Tarkawian says—are misappropriated from their actual callings (such as his own brother, who is a mechanic). For the Bergen Assembly exhibition, Tarkawian creates a “pictorial digest” of the Institute of the Disappearing Future, which will literally disappear three weeks before the rest of the exhibition closes.

Mariusz Tarkawian (f. 1983) lives and works in Warszawa. His project for Bergen Assembly is realized with the generous support of Hordaland Kunstsenter.


Photo: Exhibition view Mariusz Tarkawian, The Artworks of the Future, 2013. Drawings (pencil on paper) 10 x 15 cm, installation, variable dimensions. Commissioned by Bergen Assembly 2013.

Open Guided Tours in September

Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September, 14:00 (Norwegian)
KODE 4 as the Institute of Anti-formalism, Rasmus Meyers allé 9


Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September, 14:00 (English)
FILM – ART – FILM. In this English language tour we will explore film-based works in one or more of the institutes.

Meeting point: Bergen Kunsthall as the Institute of the Disappearing Future,
Rasmus Meyers allé 5


Saturday 21 September +and Sunday 22 September, 14:00 (Norwegian)
KODE 1 as the Institute of Imaginary States, Nordahl Bruns gate 9


Saturday 28 September and Sunday 29 September, 14:00 (Norwegian)
Bergen Kjøtt as the Institute of Defensive Magic, Skutevikstorget 1


Opening Weekend

Saturday 31 August, 14:00 (English)
Visningsrommet USF as the Institute of Zoopolitics
Entrée as the Institute of Political Hallucinations
KNIPSU as the Institute of Love and Lack Thereof
Rom8 as the Institute of Tropical Fascism

Meeting point: Visningsrommet USF, Georgernes Verft 12


Sunday 1 September, 13:00 (Norwegian)
Bergen Kunsthall as the Institute of the Disappearing Future,
Rasmus Meyers allé 5. Guided Tour for families.


Sunday 1 September, 14:00 (Norwegian)
Stiftelsen 3,14 as the Institute of Perpetual Accumulation
Østre as the Institute of Pines and Prison Bread
The School Museum as the Institute of Lyrical Sociology

Meeting point: Stiftelsen 3,14, Vågsallmenningen 12


Sunday 1 September, 15:00 (Norwegian)
Bergen Kunsthall as the Institute of the Disappearing Future,
Rasmus Meyers allé 5



During the opening weekend there will be tours in English in addition to Norwegian. For Spanish, German or Russian language tours, please enquire about arranging a private tour by sending an email to: mediation@bergenassembly.no