Belgin

Rasmus Meyers allé 3, 5015 Bergen
Monday–Friday 11am–5pm

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Belgin, photo Hans D. Christ

Belgin is Bergen Assembly 2019’s new space in Bergen’s city centre. Not publicly accessible for many years, the glass ground-floor connecting wing of museum KODE 2 served for a long time as the institution’s storage and restoration workshop. From April to November it will act as the central working, meeting and public space of Bergen Assembly 2019. In all its possible and impossible potentials, this space in progress will become what its diverse users make of it.

Belgin develops its infrastructures, programmes, and profiles successively and in dialogue with international guests and local communities. It is conceived as a shared space, which does not only host Bergen Assembly itself, but is open to the activities of local groups and initiatives.

The space’s name refers to the Turkish singer Belgin Sarılmışer (1958–1989), who adopted the alias ‘Bergen’ after the Norwegian harbour city.


OPEN SPACE, INFO CENTRE, AND GROWING ARCHIVE

Monday–Friday 11am–5pm

Groups and initiatives who are interested in using the Belgin space for their activities get more information at belgin@bergenassembly.no.


COMING UP NEXT AT BELGIN



EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES HOSTED AT BELGIN 

27.7.2019, 7pm–1am
Bar Belgin: With DJ Tolga and Mousey Wine
Bergen Assembly invites for a night at Bar Belgin – music by Tolga Balci and wines by Mousey Wine poured by Niklas Kleppe! Tolga will be playing a set called Arabesk me. Arabesk me is dedicated to the Turkish singer Belgin Sarılmışer (1958-1989) better known as Bergen, the queen of Arabesk music*. During her career, Bergen performed her life – a sequence of tragedies and violence. Her music is at the center of this evening. Mixes, edits and mashups that use material from Arabesk and related genres make for an explosive mix of melancholy and rhythm.
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