30 September 2019, 10:00am
UKS

#22 HOW TO PRACTICE?
GEIR HARALDSETH

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-second walk-in-workshop, on Monday, 30 September at 10am, Norwegian, Oslo-based curator and writer GEIR HARALDSETH (b. 1977) will workshop us through his multi-facetted practice as a curator, director, and writer in the Norwegian art scene. Besides his professional practice, Haraldseth is an avid collector of bold artworks ranging from unknown origin to pieces by widely celebrated artists such as Metahaven and Richard Prince. The question of why it is vital to surround yourself with art both mentally and physically will be at the core of this edition of HOW TO PRACTICE?

Haraldseth is currently curator at the National Museum in Oslo. He holds a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College. From 2012 through 2018 he held the position of Director at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, where he programmed exhibitions with, among others, HAiK, Institutt for Farge, Sandra Vaka Olsen, and Yngve Holen. He has also been curator at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (2011–2012). Haraldseth is co-editor of the fashion magazine Wallet together with Elise By Olsen and has contributed to journals and magazines including Art in America, The Exhibitionist, Kunstkritikk, Acne Paper, and Landings Journal.

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Need a way to start your week? Join the ongoing program raising questions of working rhythms, trauma, truisms, privilege, priorities, refusal, risk, collaboration, honesty, joy, embarrassment, pretension, 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: 1. Independent Study Program at Rogaland Kunstsenter, 2017. 2. Exhibition: Case Study: Art and Celebrity, 2011. 3. Exhibition: Totes Case Study, 2013. All photos by Geir Haraldseth.

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