Spring program 2020
Founded for artists by artists in 1921, today UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society) is one of Norway’s core exhibiting institutions, supporting new productions by emerging local and international artists.
In spring 2020, UKS mounts two solo shows by, respectively, Portuguese, Amsterdam-based Bruno Zhu (b. 1991) and Norwegian, Malmö-based Eli Maria Lundgaard (b. 1989) who will each create an installation enveloping the UKS venue in Oslo’s city center.
In parallel to the main exhibitions, UKS branches into a set of other programs: Through spring, occasional MINIBAR evenings continue to support informal attempts at friendship and intellectual exchange as a fundamental part of the UKS remit. Flipping this ethos into a daytime ambience, on select Monday mornings HOW TO PRACTICE? invites rotating practitioners to lead walk-in-workshops around their responses to this question. The ongoing display series YOUNG DUMB & BROKE—borrowing its title from a hit by US-pop icon Khalid—focuses on the young, impromptu artistic steps versus later pinnacles of professionalized production, showcasing one early, simple work by a now older, esteemed artist. Up this Spring is a 1996 collage by Oslo’s reputed renegade Bjarne Meldgaard.