20 May 2019, 10:00am


Considering collegial exchange, informal peer-to-peer/practice-to-practice learning, and attempts at friendship as a fundamental part of our remit, UKS presents the weekly walk-in-workshop: HOW TO PRACTICE?

Starting off the workweek every Monday morning at 10am, rotating local and international artists teach their conspicuous version of this essential question—HOW TO PRACTICE?—serving up their tricks and toolboxes, angry birds, excel, or yoga as UKS serves free coffee.

For UKS’ thirteenth walk-in-workshop on Monday, 20 May at 10am, a special emphasis is placed on the process of emerging, graduating, or ending art school and starting a professional practice. Following this upcoming Sunday’s finissage of the Oslo Academy of Fine Art’s graduation show at Kunstnernes Hus, participating Oslo-based artist HEDDA GREVLE OTTESEN (b. 1989) will take us through the winding roads leading to her exhibited work The poem came floating towards us from the kitchen. From the vantage point of how her class has collaborated with curator Ragnhild Aamas in the making of the degree show, she will look back at the past two years at the Academy, and discuss how this time has or has not prepared her for the years to come.

Grevle holds a BFA degree from the Art Academy in Bergen—including an exchange to the Painting Department at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Moreover, she has studied art history at the Universities in Oslo and Bergen. She has exhibited at galleries like VI, VII, Blomqvist, Podium, UKS, Caviar Factory, KVIT in Copenhagen, Høstutstillingen, and Østlandsutstillingen, among others. From 2016 until recently, Grevle has been the curator of After School Special at Bergen Kunsthall’s event space Landmark; a one night only event that focuses on connecting students and newly established artists from Bergen to the international art scene through its program.


Need a way to start your week? Join the ongoing program raising questions of trauma, truisms, privilege, priorities, refusal, collaboration, honesty, pretension, working rhythms, blockages, blind spots, sleep, craft, dignity, conspiracy, accounting, body, theory, bureaucracy, ex-and-inclusion, collectivity, how to take time off and how not to, professionalization, performance, and pace.


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