27 May 2019, 10:00am
UKS

#14 HOW TO PRACTICE?
HELENE DUCKERT

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’ fourteenth walk-in-workshop on Monday 27 May at 10am, Oslo-based artist HELENE DUCKERT (b. 1988) will ponder, among other questions, the central inquiry: How does your “Clark Kent-lifestyle” influence your artistic practice? Duckert works with discarded objects, detritus, and obsolete materials scavenged around the city, creating assemblages and installations that function as personal comments on contemporary living. Giving guided tours as well as functioning as a writer and a critic, she will further discuss how these activities inform her artistic processes.

In 2018, Duckert (b.1988) graduated with an MFA in Medium- and Material Based Art from the Department of Art and Craft at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her work was recently exhibited at Kunstnerforbundet and she is currently working towards a solo exhibition at Konsthall Marieholm opening in June. Duckert contributes regularly to Tidsskriftet Kunsthåndverk, she works as a guide at the Oslo City Hall, and as an educator at the Norwegian Sculptor Society in Oslo.

 

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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.

 

Image: Helene Duckert

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