5 September 2022, 10:00am
Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo


Considering collegial exchange, informal learning and attempts at friendship as a fundamental part of our remit, UKS is pleased to present HOW TO PRACTICE?, our popular walk-in workshop! Rotating local and international practitioners in the cultural field teach their particular version of this essential question, serving up their tricks and toolboxes, fears and desires, Excel sheets or yoga positions as UKS serves free coffee.

Starting off the workweek on occasional Mondays at 10am, this season’s HOW TO PRACTICE? is kindly hosted by artist-run gallery Hulias, Kunstnerforbundet and BO – Billedkunstnerne i Oslo, while UKS’ new location is closed for renovation.


UKS in collaboration with Atelier Kunstnerforbundet presents #38 HOW TO PRACTICE? featuring two of the founders of the artist-run space 3 137 in Athens, artists PAKY VLASSOPOULOU and KOSMAS NIKOLAOU. Artist SILLE STORIHLE will be facilitating the conversation which takes place at Kunstnerforbundet.

On the morning of 5 September, the conversation goes public and tackles questions of trauma, truisms and theory; privilege, priorities and pretension; blockages, blind spots and body; collaboration, collectivity and ex-and-inclusion; and sleep, working rhythms and how to take time off and how not to. While in residence at Atelier Kunstnerforbundet, Sille Storihle has been collaborating with 3 137, and is excited to bring Paky and Kosmas to Oslo to learn more about how they practice.

3 137 is an artist-run space in Athens, Greece, working from the political urgency and artistic interest of the artists Paky Vlassopoulou, Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou. 3 137 aims to create a meeting point for exchange and discussion. Its project space presents exhibitions, one-off projects such as performances, talks and workshops, as well as community- and research-based projects in collaboration with art professionals, scientists and friends.


The event will be held in English on the 4th floor of Kunstnerforbundet with no elevator. The space is not fully accessible but Kunstnerforbundet is currently working to make access more inclusive. Please get in touch with Kunstnerforbundet (info@kunstnerforbundet.no) if you have any related questions. The talk will be live-streamed via YouTube here.

Paky Vlassopoulou’s and Kosmas Nikolaou’s visit to Oslo is supported by Arts Council Norway.


* Image: Paky Vlassopoulou, Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou of the artist-run space 3 137 in Athens. Courtesy of 3 137, Athens.

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