4 April 2022, 10:00am
Podium, Oslo


Considering collegial exchange, informal peer-to-peer/practice-to-practice learning, and attempts at friendship as fundamental parts of our remit, UKS is pleased to reintroduce HOW TO PRACTICE?, our popular walk-in workshop!

Starting off the work week on occasional Mondays at 10am, this season’s HOW TO PRACTICE? is kindly hosted by artist-run gallery Podium, while UKS’ new location is closed for renovation. Rotating local and international practitioners in the cultural field teach their own distinctive take on this essential question, serving up their tricks and toolboxes, fears and desires, spreadsheets, or yoga positions as UKS serves free coffee.


The 35th HOW TO PRACTICE?, on 4 April at 10am at Podium, features artist and curator LESIA VASYLCHENKO, who will introduce the artistic program at Podium featuring several Ukrainian artists. Vasylchenko will amplify voices of the ongoing current war in Ukraine, and discuss the diary as a medium and how to practise solidarity in today’s information-saturated world. Vasylchenko’s session will build on a public talk by Svitlana Matvienko, Assistant Professor of critical media analysis at Simon Fraser University in Canada and researcher Asia Bazdyrieva, who is currently living in Kyiv and writing through the war. The talk will be held at Podium on Sunday 3 April 2022 at 2pm.

Lesia Vasylchenko is a Kyiv-born artist based in Oslo. Her practice spans installation, moving image, and photography. Vasylchenko is co-curator of Podium and a founder of STRUKTURA. Time, a cross-disciplinary initiative for research and practice within the framework of visual arts, media archaeology, literature, and philosophy. She holds a degree in journalism from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and is currently a student on the MFA Fine Arts program at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her works have been shown at the Louvre Museum, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg; and The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale.

The event is spoken in English.
Unfortunately, this event is not wheelchair accessible.
The event will be streamed on Zoom. Join via Zoom here.

*Image: Courtesy of BlackSky.

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