25 November 2019, 10:00am
#27 HOW TO PRACTICE?
SARA R. YAZDANI
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 during exhibition periods, 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 27th walk-in-workshop, on Monday, 25 November at 10am, UKS has invited art historian and critic SARA R. YAZDANI (b. 1984), whose practice intertwines academic research, art criticism, and close dialogue with the art scene. Her fields of research are modern and contemporary art with a particular focus on materiality, connections between parallel ecologies and the relationship between art, media, and technologies. Yazdani holds a PhD in art history from the University of Oslo, and her writing has been published in Artforum International, Mousse Magazine, Kunstkritikk, art & education, Objektiv, as well as in a number of academic journals and anthologies. For her walk-in-workshop at UKS, Yazdani will introduce her ways of working with artists and archives to open up a discussion on contemporary art, materiality, and agency, as well as the challenges of transforming aesthetic experiences and thoughts into words.
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: John Cage, Haikus (Letters from the seventeen chapters of Finnegans Wake), 1983, exhibited in the group exhibition suddenly gave the effect of sunlight, curated by Sara R. Yazdani at MELK, 2019. Photo by Christian Tunge