2 December 2019, 10:00am


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 UKS’ 28th walk-in-workshop, on Monday, 2 December at 10am, Norwegian art historian and curator ELLEF PRESTSÆTER (b. 1982) invites us into the worlds of the Guttormsgaard’s Archive—a collection of “art of known and unknown origin” assembled by the late Norwegian artist Guttorm Guttormsgaard—and the magazine The Situationists Times, edited by the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong. Prestsæter is currently working on a PhD in art history at the University of Oslo and is a member of the art and research group The Scandinavian Institute for Computational Vandalism (SICV). Prestsæter’s UKS workshop will touch upon the benefits of networking with older people, the mixing of artistic and scholarly methodologies, and experimental ways of dealing with collections, both physically and digitally. At the close of the morning, a communal “handling session” will introduce objects from Guttormsgaard’s Archive.


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: The Image of Things (2018), an exhibition in Guttormsgaard’s Archive with Juan Covelli, Anna Sofie Mathiasen, Lara Ögel, Amina Sahan, Kim Svensson, Stephanie von Spreter, and Hospital Prison University Radio.

Please contact info@uks.no if you wish to receive an audio recording of the presentation.

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