23 September 2019, 10:00am
#21 HOW TO PRACTICE?
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 practitioners in the cultural field teach their conspicuous version of this essential question, serving up their tricks and toolboxes, fears and desires, excel sheets, or yoga positions as UKS serves free coffee.
For the twenty-first walk-in-workshop, on Monday, 23 September at 10am, Spanish, Oslo-based artist JON GOROSPE (b. 1986) will talk about the different paths he has taken to end up in the art field, including his early studies in mechanics and a background in the engineering world. He asks the question of how this has influenced his research, the different techniques he uses to display his work, and how he collaborates with other artists to generate collective creation spaces. Gorospe works mainly with photography and in the last years has focused on the idea of contemporary landscape. His relationship with arts materializes in mainly three different ways—through solo projects, collaborations, and in the field of cultural management—spheres that are later hybridized and conjugated.
Gorospe has been recognized by different public and private institutions through grants from, among others, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Basque Artist Program (2019), and the Sasakawa Foundation (2019). He has had solo exhibitions at, among other institutions, Centro Cultura Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria (2019); and 28 Piazza Di Pietra Gallery, Rome (2018). His work has recently been included in the group exhibitions Vårutstillingen 2019, Fotogalleriet, Oslo; Østlandsutstillingen 2018, Kongsberg Kunstforening; and Planning Future 2018, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel.
Need a way to start your week? Join the ongoing program raising questions of trauma, truisms, privilege, priorities, refusal, risk, collaboration, honesty, embarrassment, 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 material: Jon Gorospe