Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron

Sol Calero, installation view from Los Vestigios de la Turista, 1646 Experimental Art Space, The Hague, 2022. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Maarten Nauw.

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Sol Calero presents La Cantina de la Touriste (Tourist Canteen, 2022), a vibrant, permanent installation that reimagines the interior environment of Kafé Mat & Prat. Run by Ny Sjanse (meaning “new chance”), Kafé Mat & Prat is a qualification centre for immigrants in Bergen that teaches language skills while also providing a framework for economic livelihood via training in management, service, and cooking. Located in Engen Behandlingssenter (Engen Care Home), the canteen is visited by residents of the care apartments, as well as the people of Bergen, who come to eat cuisine from the participants’ home countries.

Calero’s extensive redesign, created in close conversation with Kafé Mat & Prat’s community, invigorates an existing project with meaningful social benefits, allowing visitors and participants to become, momentarily, tourists in their own city. With a bright, tiled wall mural, hand-painted furniture, and room dividers that recall somewhere south of Norway, Calero’s imagery reflects her interest in tropical aesthetics as well as those of applied design, and determinations of the self-consciously “exotic.”

In Norwegian, the concept of “Syden” (the South) is used to denote a southern holiday destination where it is always sunny, with umbrellas, beaches, and swimming pools. This is an imaginary place that amalgamates any place to the south of Norway; Syden is therefore everywhere south, and yet, at the same time, it is, in reality, nowhere. Such passive projections of place, loaded with generalisations, flatten all complexity and cultural specificity.

Calero’s Cantina attempts to turn this superficiality on its head, creating a lasting spatial gesture for social exchange and sustainable community relations by imbuing the formerly institutional space with a welcoming, colourful atmosphere.

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Artist Biography

Sol Calero creates site-specific installations that work as spaces for gathering. She often uses opulent three-dimensional tableaus, and has staged situations as far-ranging as a school, spa, and currency-exchange office. Calero’s works are at once vibrant, bright, and playful, while also examining the political overtones of themes such as cultural representation, national identity, exoticism, and marginalisation.

Her Venezuelan background has influenced an interest in looking at cultural codes or clichés from the Latin American context that proliferate and change, as well as the ways in which visual symbols can undergo transformation.

Installation view of La Cantina de la Touriste at Kafé Mat & prat. Bergen Assembly 2022, Convened by Saâdane Afif and curated by Yasmine d´O. Photo: Bjørn Mortensen

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Sep 29, Thursday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Petter Beyer

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (29. September-01. October) Petter Beyer will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Sep 30, Friday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Petter Beyer

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (29. September-01. October) Petter Beyer will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 1, Saturday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Petter Beyer

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (29. September-01. October) Petter Beyer will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 6, Thursday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Morten Tungesvik

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (06-08. October) Morten Tungesvik will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 7, Friday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Morten Tungesvik

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (06-08. October) Morten Tungesvik will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 8, Saturday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Morten Tungesvik

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (06-08. October) Morten Tungesvik will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 13, Thursday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with *TBA*

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (13-15. October) TBA will prepare and serve their unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 14, Friday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with *TBA*

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (13-15. October) TBA will prepare and serve their unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 15, Saturday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with *TBA*

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (13-15. October) TBA will prepare and serve their unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 20, Thursday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Middag med Godfrey II

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (20-22. October) Middag med Godfrey will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.

Middag med Godfrey is a pop-up food concept by Godfrey Manoharan. The concept was established for the first time at Victoria Cafe & Pub, February 2022, where the concept garnered high interest and quickly became fully booked. This pop-up concept has taken Bergen by storm, with plans to soon expand unto Oslo. With focus on authentic Tamil food from Sri Lanka, Manoharan wishes to invite everyone to a meal they will not soon forget.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here




at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 21, Friday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Middag med Godfrey II

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (20-22. October) Middag med Godfrey will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.

Middag med Godfrey is a pop-up food concept by Godfrey Manoharan. The concept was established for the first time at Victoria Cafe & Pub, February 2022, where the concept garnered high interest and quickly became fully booked. This pop-up concept has taken Bergen by storm, with plans to soon expand unto Oslo. With focus on authentic Tamil food from Sri Lanka, Manoharan wishes to invite everyone to a meal they will not soon forget.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here




at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 22, Saturday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Middag med Godfrey II

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (20-22. October) Middag med Godfrey will prepare and serve his unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.

Middag med Godfrey is a pop-up food concept by Godfrey Manoharan. The concept was established for the first time at Victoria Cafe & Pub, February 2022, where the concept garnered high interest and quickly became fully booked. This pop-up concept has taken Bergen by storm, with plans to soon expand unto Oslo. With focus on authentic Tamil food from Sri Lanka, Manoharan wishes to invite everyone to a meal they will not soon forget.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here




at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 27, Thursday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Michelle Zhao & Lorayne Teo

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (27-29. October) Michelle Zhao & Lorayne Teo will prepare and serve their unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 28, Friday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Michelle Zhao & Lorayne Teo

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (27-29. October) Michelle Zhao & Lorayne Teo will prepare and serve their unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Oct 29, Saturday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Michelle Zhao & Lorayne Teo

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (27-29. October) Michelle Zhao & Lorayne Teo will prepare and serve their unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Nov 3, Thursday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Lotta Olsson (Lola)

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (03-05. November) Lotta Olsson (Lola) will prepare and serve her unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Nov 4, Friday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Lotta Olsson (Lola)

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (03-05. November) Lotta Olsson (Lola) will prepare and serve her unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat



Nov 5, Saturday

19:00–22:00

The Tourist
La Cantina de la Touriste: Guest chef dinners with Lotta Olsson (Lola)

Kafé Mat & Prat

The cantine at Engen behandlingssenter, Kafé Mat & prat is transformed into La Cantina de la Touriste as part of Bergen Assembly 2022, Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron 8.9.—6.11.2022. The artist, Sol Calero, presents a vibrant and permanent installation in the cantine run by Ny sjanse, a work qualification program for immigrants in Bergen.

During Bergen Assembly 2022, guest chefs work in collaboration with Ny Sjanse to serve special weekly three-course menus for 300 NOK.

This week, (03-05. November) Lotta Olsson (Lola) will prepare and serve her unique weekly menu, together with Ny sjanse.


Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday, 11:00–15:00 (open café, lunch)
Thursday–Saturday, 19:00–21:00 (dinner with guest chefs, reservation required)
Saturday–Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (open café, ramen)

Dinner is only available by pre-reservation.
Book your table here


at Kafé Mat & Prat