Opening Days 5.–8.9.2019
Admission free


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.


Daniel G. Andújar
Andreas Angelidakis
Anne de Boer
Eloïse Bonneviot
Lorenza Böttner
Sarah Browne
Lisa Bufano/Sonsherée Giles
Francesco Careri/Stalker
Capital Drawing Group
Banu Cennetoğlu
Juliana Cerqueira Leite/Zoë Claire Miller
Pauline Curnier Jardin
Anna Dasović
Laressa Dickey
Ines Doujak
Eva Egermann
Toto Estirado/Gonzalo García-Pelayo
Ruth Ewan
Valérie Favre
Feminist Health Care Research Group

Magdalena Freudenschuss
Robert Gabris
Tony Gatlif
Ali Gharavi
Niklas Goldbach
Helios Gómez
Francisco de Goya
Jan Peter Hammer
Nora Heidorn
Minna Henriksson
Siri Hermansen
Niillas Holmberg/Jenni Laiti/Outi Pieski
Anette Hoffmann
Hiwa K
Alexander Kluge
Teresa Lanceta/Pedro G. Romero
Darcy Lange
LEE Yunyop
Malebona Maphutse and Simnikiwe Buhlungu (former Title In Transgression members) feat. the Community

NOH Suntag
PEROU/Sébastien Thiéry
Paula Pin
Åsa Sonjasdotter
peter steudtner
Imogen Stidworthy
Ceija Stojka
Nina Støttrup Larsen
Sunaura Taylor
Teatro Gitano Andaluz of Mario Maya
the Mycological Twist
Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa
Workers’ Families Seeking Justice (WFSJ) and its Support Group from the One Hope Association
and others.


Bergen Kjøtt 
Skutevikstorget 1, 5032 Bergen 

Bergen Kunsthall 
Bergens Kunstforening, Rasmus Meyers alle 5, 5015 Bergen

Markeveien 4b, 5012 Bergen 

Hordaland Kunstsenter 
Klosteret 17, 5005 Bergen 

Kode 1 Permanenten
Nordahl Bruns gate 9, 5014 Bergen