14 October – 16 December 2018

The UKS Archive

Opening: 14 October 2018
15 October – 16 December 2018
NB: The display is on view on request on Saturdays and Sundays, opening hours follow Apichaya Wanthiang’s exhibition.

UKS presents a first and fractioned display of oddities from its almost 100-year history. The patchwork presentation, covering early avant-garde “golden palette” awards to bleak 1980s budget cuts, inaugurates UKS’ new archive space, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. The display is on view every Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment, until 16 December 2018.

Click on the links below to see some of the highlights from the UKS Archive exhibition:

UKS Early History, 1921 – 1971
Kunst for Varer, 1936 – 1966
Conflict between UKS and Oslo Kunstforeningen, 1936 – 1937
UKS exhibitions posters, 1939 -1979
Various exhibitions at UKS, 1950 – 1978
Name change, 1960
Kjartan Slettemark: Byens Bilde, 1965
Wenche Foss in 10 variations, 1966
UKS’ social activities, 1968
Coca-Donald Samfunn — Ikke ta meg, 1969
Studio practice, 1970s
Aina Helgesen: Kunstnerkår (Norwegian artists’ economic and social situation), 1971
The UKS Auction, 1972
Samliv, 1978
UKS threatened closure, 1980 – 1984
Spring Exhibition: UKS jury, 1982
The Trondheim Conference, 1982


*For more information about the UKS Archive, please see this list of all the physical folders that can be accessed at the UKS’ Archive in St. Olavs gate 3, Oslo.

Photos from the opening of the UKS’ Archive exhibition. Photos by UKS and Jan Khür

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