Bergen Assembly - Side Magazine: The Professor


Side Magazine accompanies the fourth Bergen Assembly, the contemporary art triennial in Bergen, Norway, in 2022, as a site of research convened by artist Saâdane Afif. Afif has invited Berlin-based Yasmine d’O. as curator of the edition and executive editor of Side Magazine.
Side Magazine gathers the seven characters in The Heptahedron, a play written by the French poet, essayist, and scholar Thomas Clerc in 2016. These characters are the Professor, the Moped Rider, the Bonimenteur, the Fortune Teller, an Acrobat, the Coalman, and the Tourist. In the first issue, seven articles by Lili Reynaud Dewar, Jörg Heiser, and Christian Nyampeta, among others, explore the Professor’s identity, role, and position.
Humble lightweight paper, b/w-illustrations, and straightforward typography create a fanzine with a strong personality and support simplifying a complicated project.

Font: Joseleen by Jung-Lee Type @jung_lee_type_foundry

Saddle-stitched softcover 21 x 28 cm, 74 pages, 45 colour ills., 18 b/w ills., English, ISBN 978-3-948200-04-6, edited by Yasmine d'O., concept by Saâdane Afif, published by Wirklichkeit Books

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