4 November 2019, 10:00am
#24 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?
For the 24th How To Practice?, on 4 November at 10am, UKS has invited Bjarne Melgaard (b. 1967). Since the mid 90s, Melgaard has developed a signature style in which his personal life has always played a significant role in the creation of art. For this walk-in-workshop he will use writings for his upcoming novel as the starting point for an open discussion about the misconceptions, benefits, and drawbacks of life as a—now famed—artist.
Parallel to the workshop, the second edition of UKS’ YOUNG DUMB & BROKE series will open with the display of Ghost (1996), an early photographic work by Melgaard. The—then younger—artist is depicted lying on a sunny beach. Smiling at the viewer, he seems oblivious to the hand-drawn cartoonish ghosts hovering around him and the looming presence they embody.
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, exhibitionism, how to take time off and how not to, professionalization, performance, and pace.
*Image material: Exhibition by Bjarne Melgaard at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2015). Photo by Philippe Servent