August – October 2019
Opening: 23 August 2019
Exhibition: 24 August – 13 October 2019
Incessantly grilling topical political actions pushing at the artistic field, Mikael Brkic composes theatrical cartoonish images of a neoliberal work-life balance out of tune. Brkic’s recent remake of a 1960s Situationist comic leaflet uses his four-year-old self as the main protagonist to stage the difficulties of carving out time for artistic production. His new commission for UKS focuses on the Norwegian weapon industry, one of the largest of the world if measured by income per-capita.
*Brkic (b. 1987, NO) lives and works in Berlin. He is a graduate from the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo and has studied at Frankfurt’s Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, and the Mountain School of Arts in LA. Brkic has presented a number of self-organized exhibitions taking place in temporary and pop-up locations, including Gelber Salon at o.T. Bar, Berlin (2018) and War and Peace at Foreign Press, Berlin (2017). Brkic’s work has also been included in To the Fans / Tü de fäns at the Oslo gallery VI, VII (2015).
Image: Mikael Brkic, Board with Lemons (Lazy Sunday), 2016. Photo: Erik Tschernow; courtesy of VI, VII.