7 – 23 May 1971
Bergens Kunstforening

Spring Exhibition

Documentation of the Spring Exhibition at Bergens Kunstforening, 7–23 May, 1971. It was the first time UKS presented their traditional “Spring Exhibtion” outside of Oslo. The show was proposed by Bergens Kunstforening, who with their larger exhibition space could help push UKS to present a more diverse range of artistic practices within the orginisation. This multiplicity was supposed to be generated by dropping the jury selection, as had been the case with the big UKS show in Stavanger in 1970, but as the space in Bergens Kunstforening could only hold approx. 150 flat works plus sculptures, it was decicded that a so-called “unjuryed” exhibition with representation right for all UKS members was not possible.

Image: Photographer unknown, 1971.

*This information is taken from the UKS Archive (1921–1998)—part of The National Archives of Norway—which is currently accessible in full at our venue in Oslo. To review the complete list of the UKS Archive’s physical folders, please click here.

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