Transplanting basil seedlings, waxing the wooden stairs, discussing an exhibition while cooking, planning a program of events, taking care of an artwork, paying an invoice, cleaning the bar... All these are essential activities in an institution yet they remain invisible, concealed, even devalued.
With "La Permanence", Koki Tanaka (Pernod Ricard Fellow 2017) chooses to put the daily life and work of the team and its interlocutors (technicians, artists, various professionals, friends) back at the center of the public life of Villa Vassilieff.

For several years, Koki Tanaka has been assembling temporary collectives revolving around activities that try to make visible situations usually ignored in our daily lives. During his residency, Villa Vassilieff becomes a "permanence" opening up to artists, curators, researchers, philosophers, educators, activists and students to discuss a wide range of subjects – all of them having in common to question the possible ways of act on the world we live in, whether through education, hospitality or ecology.

Every Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm, the audience is invited to share the spaces of Villa Vassilieff with a contingent of potted plants, open or closed books, kitchen smells, videos by Koki Tanaka, with the team of "La Permanence" and its various guests following a series of meetings and workshops, announced or improvised.

The program will be updated daily here

La Permanence will be open from 11am onward on Tuesday September 29.

★★ Program ★★

★ 11am – 5pm
Workshop & public presentation

With participants in the MA Curatorial Practice programme, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, including Sara Greavu, Torill Østby Haaland, Rick Herron, Rose Jepkorir Kiptum, Tatiana Lozano, Mack McFarland, Eszter Szakács, Tove Aadland Sørvåg, Hanns Lennart Wiesner and Associate Professor Anne Szefer Karlsen. Guest: Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

The workshop and public presentation are supported by Curatorial Practice, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.

★ 6 - 9pm