26 May – 25 June 2023
UKS, Keysers gate 1

Thora Dolven Balke, Tarek Lakhrissi and Inari Sandell
Moon in your Mouth

Curated by Max Hannus and presenting the works of artists THORA DOLVEN BALKE, TAREK LAKHRISSI and INARI SANDELL, Moon in your Mouth considers consent, intimacy and emotional labour in the realm of exhibition making.

Thinking of consent in artist-curator relationships, Hannus asks how to think about consent as a methodological tool, and how to host or mediate different agencies in relation to the presentation of artistic work. Moon in your Mouth looks at processes of desire and intimacy in relation to questions of access. If we think of intimacy as seeing and being seen, what is required for the seeing to take place: how does one access intimacy?



As a parallel to the exhibition, UKS and Frame are organising the summer school I CONSENT. This multi-day programme offers an intimate environment to convene around questions of intimacy, consent and complaint.

30 May – 1 June 2023: The summer school I CONSENT including an evening programme.



The exhibition Moon in your Mouth is co-organised by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society). The accompanying I CONSENT—summer school and public programme is co-hosted by Frame, UKS and Bedside Productions. Moon in your Mouth is curated by Max Hannus and I CONSENT is curated by Yvonne Billimore, Jussi Koitela and Miriam Wistreich.

Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023 is part of the EU-funded project Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art InstitutionsMoon In Your Mouth and I CONSENT—summer school is supported by Nordic Culture Point, The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute (FINNO), Kulturfonden för Finland och Norge and Fritt Ord.


*Image: Tarek Lakhrissi, Spiraling (film still), 2022. Courtesy of the artist and VITRINE London/Basel.

Images from the opening of ‘Moon in Your Mouth’ at UKS. Photo by Jan Khür / Abrakadabra Studio.

Full exhibition text / English

Norsk utstillingstekst

Installation views from the exhibition ‘Moon in Your Mouth’. Photo by Vegard Kleven.

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