Bergen Assembly 2016
Bergen Assembly is a perennial model for artistic production and research that is structured around public events taking place in the city of Bergen every three years. Originating from the “Bergen Biennial Conference” in 2009 and its critical thinking around the biennial format, the Bergen Assembly seeks to devise alternative timeframes, densities, and relational economies for public presentation and perception today.
Primary Structures (Paula’s Props)
A pioneer of temporal, vernacular materials, audacious colors, and unapologetic sensory pleasure, Lynda Benglis (b. 1941, USA) has brushed wax, poured latex and phosphorescent foam, layered video, air sprayed metals, stretched paper, and cut-up ceramic. Her unexpected tactile pursuits continuously sidestep mainstream movements in contemporary art.
Opening 6.2. Tårnsalen 5pm
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
Iron Age Pasta Necklace Workshop
Inaugurating the year-long program of PRAXES at Bergen Assembly 2016, Chetwynd invites audiences to a cruel craft party, Iron Age Pasta Necklace Workshop at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall. Originally heralding the artist’s mother in the central role of the “Discerning Eye”, the event is a participatory, joyous Iron Age X Factor glue gun showdown.