#38 HOW TO PRACTICE?
Paky Vlassopoulou, Kosmas Nikolaou and Sille Storihle
UKS in collaboration with Atelier Kunstnerforbundet
Considering collegial exchange, informal learning and attempts at friendship as a fundamental part of their remit, UKS presents HOW TO PRACTICE?, a popular walk-in workshop! Rotating local and international practitioners in the cultural field teach their particular version of this essential question, serving up their tricks and toolboxes, fears and desires, Excel sheets or yoga positions as we serve free coffee.
Starting off the workweek on occasional Mondays at 10 am, this season’s HOW TO PRACTICE? is hosted by artist-run gallery Hulias, Kunstnerforbundet and BO – Billedkunstnerne i Oslo, while UKS’ new location is closed for renovation.
#38 HOW TO PRACTICE? features two of the founders of the artist-run space 3 137 in Athens, artists Paky Vlassopoulou and Kosmas Nikolaou. Artist Sille Storihle will be facilitating the conversation which takes place at Atelier Kunstnerforbundet.
On the morning of 5 September, the conversation goes public and tackles questions of trauma, truisms and theory; privilege, priorities and pretension; blockages, blind spots and body; collaboration, collectivity and ex-and-inclusion; and sleep, working rhythms and how to take time off and how not to. While in residence at Atelier Kunstnerforbundet, Sille Storihle has been collaborating with 3 137, and is excited to bring Paky and Kosmas to Oslo to learn more about how they practice.
3 137 is an artist-run space in Athens, Greece, working from the political urgency and artistic interest of the artists Paky Vlassopoulou, Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou. 3 137 aims to create a meeting point for exchange and discussion. Its project space presents exhibitions, one-off projects such as performances, talks and workshops, as well as community- and research-based projects in collaboration with art professionals, scientists and friends.
The event will be held in English on the 4th floor of Kunstnerforbundet with no elevator. The space is not fully accessible but Kunstnerforbundet is currently working to make access more inclusive. Please get in touch with Kunstnerforbundet if you have any related questions.
The talk will be live-streamed via YouTube. Link will be posted here before the event starts.
Paky Vlassopoulou’s and Kosmas Nikolaou’s visit to Oslo is supported by Arts Council Norway.
Image: Courtesy of 3 137, Athens.