UKS – Forum for samtidskunst was UKS’ highly esteemed members’ magazine, which first appeared as UKS Nytt. Throughout the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s, its editors George Morgenstern and (from 1987) Stian Grøgaard were among the first to introduce theories of postmodernism to a Norwegian readership, as well as producing and initiating the translation of central theoretical texts into Norwegian. Under the duo’s leadership, the magazine was transformed from providing purely union news, to becoming the main provider of theory and art criticism for the Norwegian art scene.

From the mid-1990s, the magazine had an assorted cast of artist-editors, such as Bjørn Bjarre, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Matias Faldbakken, and Halvor Haugen and Marianne Zamecznik. In 2010 the magazine launched its first and only online issue, edited by Marie Buskov, Victoria Pihl Lind and Steffen Håndlykken ( Chair of UKS 2020–2024). After 13 years, UKS Forum is launched anew this autumn in the form of a long-read newsletter, featuring artistic and theoretical contributions.



To receive the upcoming issues directly in your inbox, subscribe to the UKS newsletter here.

Published texts will also appear on our website continuously—see list below.





No 5, April 2024: Johanna Hedva

No 4, March 2024: Kaja Breckan & Øystein Sjåstad

No. 3, January 2024: Christiania Friatlet Klubb & Victoria Durnak



No. 2, December 2023: Rachel Bennett on Ivan Šuletić’s Falsa Imagine

No. 1, November 2023: George Morgenstern & Mari Slaattelid


From the archive

Nr. 1/2-1989: To søstre by Marianne Bratteli in Bildets retorikk 

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