Opening Days 5.–8.9.2019
The exhibition Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead is based on a collective curatorial process and its various multidirectional dynamics.
Presented in five locations, the exhibition is conceived as an open sequence of constellations. Rather than being organized around thematic sections or curatorial authorship, the various aesthetic, methodological and discursive strands are related to and against each other from venue to venue in a different way. At the same time, these strands transcend the exhibition itself because they are intricately intertwined with the other formats and platforms of the Bergen Assembly 2019.
The strands and constellations revolve around forms of life that resist both present normative models of life as well as the prevailing politics of death. They explore the emancipatory potentials of the arts, the feast, the parody, or of the preoccupation with the ghosts of the past and future. They test out forms and formats of sharing the knowledge and experiences of resistive practices.
The exhibition includes works by approximately 60 artists and contributors from other fields including various new productions. Works that are part of long-term artistic projects provide the central focus.
The exhibition venues represent various types of art presentation that emerged in the 19th and 20th centuries: the classic white cube (Bergen Kunsthall); museum spaces with a salon or cabinet character (KODE 1 Permanenten); a former factory that today houses a production-, exhibition- and performance space for art and music (Bergen Kjøtt); a shop inside Bergen’s shopping centre where a non-commercial gallery is located (Entrée); and an artist-run space (Hordaland Kunstsenter). These typologies are negotiated as part of the narrative strands of the exhibition.
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY
Daniel G. Andújar
Anne de Boer
Lisa Bufano/Sonsherée Giles
Capital Drawing Group
Juliana Cerqueira Leite/Zoë Claire Miller
Pauline Curnier Jardin
Toto Estirado/Gonzalo García-Pelayo
Feminist Health Care Research Group
Francisco de Goya
Jan Peter Hammer
Niillas Holmberg/Jenni Laiti/Outi Pieski
Teresa Lanceta/Pedro G. Romero
Malebona Maphutse and Simnikiwe Buhlungu (former Title In Transgression members) feat. the Community
Nina Støttrup Larsen
Teatro Gitano Andaluz of Mario Maya
the Mycological Twist
Workers’ Families Seeking Justice (WFSJ) and its Support Group from the One Hope Association
Skutevikstorget 1, 5032 Bergen
Bergens Kunstforening, Rasmus Meyers alle 5, 5015 Bergen
Markeveien 4b, 5012 Bergen
Klosteret 17, 5005 Bergen
Kode 1 Permanenten
Nordahl Bruns gate 9, 5014 Bergen