Bergen Assembly 2022

Monday 12 Dec 2022 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Free entry

On the occasion of the presentation of the publication The Heptahedron, this conversation traces the odyssey that led to the exhibitions presented at the Bergen Assembly triennial from September to November 2022.

With Marcella Lista, Thomas Clerc, Saâdane Afif and "Yasmine and the seven faces of the Heptahedron".

This conversation will be followed by the tasting of the cocktail "Yasmine", a new creation of the famous Cravan establishment (Paris) which inaugurates a theatrical collaboration between the mixologist Franck Audoux and the curator Yasmine d'O.
Marcella Lista is an art historian and chief curator at the Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Pompidou, for the Video, Sound and New Media collection.

She recently curated the exhibitions Martha Wilson in Halifax 1972-1974 (2021), Hassan Khan. Blind Ambition (2022) and Ma Desheng (2022), and is preparing an exhibition at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains on the work of Uzbek artist Saodat Ismailova, scheduled to open on 10 February 2023. Marcella Lista contributed to two issues of Side Magazine: The Moped Rider (December 2021) with the article "In Moto" with Lou Ferrand and Yasmine d'O. and An Acrobats (August 2022) with "Distinguished Pieces", a presentation of the work of artist and choreographer La Ribot.

Thomas Clerc is a writer, columnist and performer.

He published Maurice Sachs le désœuvré in 2005 with Allia. Since 2007, all his books have been published by L'Arbalète/Gallimard: Paris, musée du XXIe siècle, le 10e arrondissement (2007), L'homme qui tua Roland Barthes et autres nouvelles (2010), Intérieur (2013), Poeasy (2017), Cave (2021). Guest of honour at the Xtra festival at the Centre Pompidou in September 2021, he also gives performances specially produced for the venue (Act'oral Marseille, Palais de Tokyo, Théâtre du Rond-Point, etc.). He is curator of the Edouard Levé exhibition at the Hervé Loevenbruck gallery in November-December 2022. Thomas Clerc is the author of L'Heptaèdre (2018), a play commissioned by Saâdane Afif, the plot of which was adapted by Yasmine d'O. to create the series of exhibitions presented at Bergen Assembly 2022.

Yasmine d'O is a curator and publisher.

She curated the exhibitions that were held as part of Bergen Assembly 2022. She is also the editor-in-chief of Side Magazine, the first eight issues of which were published between September 2021 and October 2022. Yasmine d'O. regularly collaborates with Saâdane Afif, whom she met in 2014 on Jemaa el-Fna Square during the Marrakech Biennale. Recently she curated his exhibition The Fountain Archives and Beyond... at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona (2021).

Franck Audoux is a mixologist.

After working in the contemporary art and gastronomy sectors, he opened a cocktail bar called Cravan at 17 rue Jean de la Fontaine in Paris XVI in an establishment from 1911 and signed by Hector Guimard. His signature approach to the world of cocktails is as pure as it is radical.


Saâdane Afif is a French artist.

He was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bourges. In 2009, he received the Marcel Duchamp Prize where he presented the work Vice de forme: In search of melodies. In 2015, he received the Prix Meurice for the project Das Ende der Welt. His works - performances, texts, sculptures and posters - show an important place for musicality. Art becomes words, music and movement, moving from one art form to another through the intervention of his collaborators.

He has recently been artistic director of the Bergen Assembly 2022 triennial in Bergen, Norway, entitled Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron (September-November 2022). His latest solo exhibitions have been presented at the Michèle Didier Gallery, Paris (2022): The Fountain Archives (Index), at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona (2021): The Fountain Archives and Beyond..., at the Kunsthalle Vienna (2018): This Is Ornamental, and at Wiels, Brussels (2018): Paroles. His work has also been presented at Documenta 12, Kassel (2007) and at the 56th Venice Biennale.