20 – 22 February 2015


February 20 – 22, 2015

UKS Minifestival is a three-day festival on contemporary art and politics. Featuring a play by Pia Eikaas; a film screening by Endre Alrust; an exhibition by Aurora Sander; a book preview by Marte Eknæs; the launch of UKS’ own “Handbook for Artist-run Spaces”; and a lively discussion on global + Norwegian cultural policy.

All events are free and open to the public.



Friday 20/2

Aurora Sander: Panic room

Installation and unveiling


Marte Eknæs: Formal Economy

Event for Eknæs’ upcoming book (Mousse/UKS)


Saturday 21/2

Pia Eikaas: Constructions and Destructions: A potential play

Installation + performance ft. Jakob Oftebro, Nils Ole Oftebro, and Mariann Hole

Launch of the web book UKS Handbook for Artist-run Spaces

Public debate on freedom, funding, and art seen from an American and a Norwegian perspective.


Ongoing, Friday – Sunday:

Endre Aalrust: Portrait of Man ¬¬– Invasion of the Herbivores

Screenings, every hour


Pia Eikaas: Constructions and Destructions: A potential play



Aurora Sander: The Pelican Brief



Marte Eknæs: Formal Economy

Preview of Eknæs’ upcoming book (Mousse/UKS) and installation


Opening hours:

Friday: 18:00 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00


Guest coordinator and co-curator for UKS Minifestival is Agatha Wara. Curator: Johanne Nordby Wernø. Artistic program selected by UKS Jury.

UKS Minifestival is supported by Norsk Kulturråd, the Norwegian Consulate General in New York and Fritt Ord. Thanks to Comfort Hotel Grand Central.

Image Gallery from the UKS Minifestival, 2015

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