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In the Press

This page gives an overview of the media coverage of the first edition of Bergen Assembly, Monday Begins on Saturday. The selection concentrates on reviews of the exhibition and works and makes no claims of being complete.

(Germany) Texte zur Kunst

A German Art Magazine, published quarterly in German and English in a 5000 edition. The ca. 300 pages volumes are each dedicated to a specific subject and include controversial discussions and contributions by internationally renowned authors.

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(Gerrmany) WELTKUNST

German art magazine, published 14 times a year with a print run of 16.000 copies. Magazine is published by DIE ZEIT Group.

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(United Kingdom) Art Monthly

Art Monthly is the UK’s leading magazine of contemporary visual art. Published ten times a year, it keeps you in touch with today’s fast-moving art world through in-depth features, interviews with leading lights, profiles on rising stars and up-to-the-minute coverage of trends from independent critics.

by Teresa Gleadowe (PRINT NOVEMBER ISSUE)

(USA) art agenda

art agenda is an e-mail announcement service that provides information about exhibitions at some of the world’s leading art galleries. Art Agenda reaches more then 50,000 critics, curators, collectors and artists, and is thus a powerful tool for getting directly to this influential audience with information about exhibition programs and other events.

by Adam Kleinman

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(USA) artforum

Artforum is an international monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art. It is published ten times a year, September through May, along with an annual summer issue. Characterized by its 10½ inch square format, with each cover devoted to the work of a single artist, the magazine is widely known as a decisive voice in its field. Circulation 35.000.

by Kate Sutton

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(Italy) Mousse Magazine

Mousse is a bimonthly magazine published in Italian and English. Established in 2006, Mousse contains interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism and curation, alternated with a series of distinctive columns in a unique tabloid format.

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(United Kingdom) Frieze

frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators. frieze is published eight times a year.



(Germany) DIE ZEIT

Die Zeit ("The Time" or "Times") is a German national weekly newspaper well-regarded for its journalistic quality. With a circulation of 504,072 for the second half of 2012 and an estimated readership of slightly above 2 million, it is the most widely read German weekly newspaper.

by Ingeborg Harms (PRINT ISSUE)

(Poland) OBIEG

OBIEG is Poland's most popular contemporary art magazine and blog, founded in 1984, online since 2004.

by Marek Staszyc

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(Netherlands) Metropolis M

Metropolis M is a Dutch magazine that focuses on contemporary art. Metropolis M was founded in 1979 by students of art history at the University of Utrecht. Every two months a new it features a new topic, with all the information about the latest developments in the visual arts in the Netherlands and abroad. Metropolis M includes interviews, portraits of artists, essays, columns, reviews and background articles.

by Marion Ritter

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by Henk Slager

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(Russia) Kommersant

Kommersant (“The Businessman”) is a Russian nationally distributed daily newspaper mostly devoted to politics and business. As of 2005, the circulation was 131,000.

by Valentin Diaconov

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by Sergey Guskov (interviewed the artist duo Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas for the weekend edition of Kommersant)

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(Slovenia) Delo

Delo is the largest Slovenian national daily newspaper published in Ljubljana, with an average daily circulation of approximately 61,000 copies. According to the findings of the National Readership Survey for 2012, it reaches 119,000 readers daily, their online issue has a monthly reach of 19% of Slovenian internet users. It covers politics, economics, sports, culture and social events in Slovene language.

by Branko Soban

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(Latvia) Arterritory is an art and culture website in Latvian, Russian, and English, which focuses on Baltic, Scandinavian, and Russian art and its manifestations elsewhere in the world. The website’s target audience are readers interested in contemporary cultural phenomena and who want to make their life exciting and interesting.

by Natalya Fedorova

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(Germany) Deutschlandradio

Deutschlandradio is a German national public broadcasting radio broadcaster. It operates three national networks: Deutschlandfunk (news, information, culture), Deutschlandradio Kultur (culture), and DRadio Wissen (motto: “brain wants work”).

by Ingo Arend

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(Germany) taz - Die Tageszeitung

German national daily newspaper. It was founded in 1978 in West Berlin as a left alternative, selfmanaged newspaper project. Issuer is the taz taz Publisher eG (association). Sold edition 58.000, ca. 0,39 Mio readers.

by Ingo Arend

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(Germany) ART Magazin

(english: “The Art Magazine”) is a monthly art publication which was founded by Wolf Uecker in November 1979. Every issue devotes space to the works of both famous and unknown artists, with the primary focus being contemporary art. The magazine therefore covers a variety of art forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, design and video art, as well as providing coverage of a variety of exhibitions and projects. Additionally, the Bildbefragung column regularly describes and analyses historic paintings. 57.585 copies, 0,48 Mio. readers.

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(Germany) Monopol

Monopol is a monthly German magazine "for art and life". It was founded in 2004 and has a print run of 35.000 copies of which 10.000 are distributed in Lufthansa Business Class flights.

by Sebastian Frenzel (PRINT ISSUE OCTOBER)

(Germany) Der Freitag

der Freitag is a national German weekly newspaper with leftist orientation and a circulation of 15.500 copies.

by Nils Markwardt

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Interview with Renata Salecl
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(Russia) (Italian colta:“harvest ", "educated, enlightened") is a Russian online publication, covering contemporary art and culture. Its funding is based on the financing model "crowdfunding".

by Sergey Guskov

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(Russia) ArtGuide

Artguide magazine is a bimonthly art magazine. is a bilingual web-site about Moscow and St.Petersburg art life. Artguide includes a calendar of exhibitions and auction sales in Moscow and St.Petersburg, coverage of worldwide events that Russian art is involved in, information about art museums, exhibition centers, art foundations, auction houses, galleries and antiques salons as well as an art map of Moscow and St.Petersburg.

by Valentin Diaconov

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(Norway) Aftenposten

Aftenposten (Norwegian for "The Evening Post") is Norway's largest newspaper. It retook this position in 2010, taking it from the tabloid Verdens Gang which had been the largest newspaper for several decades. It is based in Oslo. The morning edition, which is distributed across all of Norway, had a circulation of 239,831 in 2010. In addition, the evening edition, which is only distributed to the populous central eastern part of Norway has a circulation of 105,012.

by Kjetil Røed (PRINT ISSUE)

(Norway) Morgenbladet

Morgenbladet (Norwegian for "The Morning Paper") is a Norwegian weekly newspaper. It was founded in 1819 and was the country's first daily newspaper. In 1993, Morgenbladet was turned into a weekly newspaper, now more highbrow in tone, with emphasis on culture, art, literature and politics. It has a current circulation of 23.637 with 95.000 readers.

by Vilde M. Horvei

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(Norway) Kunstkritikk

The online magazine Kunstkritikk was created in the fall of 2003 and publishes daily criticism, commentary, and news from the art world. On May 19, 2011 Kunstkritikk expanded and now includes three editions: a Norwegian edition (, a Nordic edition (, and, and an International edition ((

by Kari J. Brandtzæg

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by Maria Moseng

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by Gerd Elise Mørland

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(Norway) NRK

NRK (an abbreviation of the Norwegian: Norsk rikskringkasting AS, generally expressed in English as the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. NRK broadcasts three national TV channels and three national radio channels on DVB-T, cable, satellite, IPTV, FM and DAB. It also runs several digital radio stations. All NRK radio stations can be heard on the website,, which also offers an extensive TV service. NRK is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union.

by Turid Rogne

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by Nina Skurtveit

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by Mona Pahle Bjerke