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PRAKSIS DEVELOPMENT FORUM (PDF)

  • PRAKSIS 19 Rådhusgata Oslo, Oslo, 0158 Norway (map)
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The fifth edition of PDF welcomes British artist Karl Ohiri as guest presenter. Ohiri’s practice is influenced by his Nigerian heritage and an interest in photography. His work explores a wide range of themes from; family, loss, the value of images and archives, which are framed by the deeply personal to wider social contexts. Karl has exhibited internationally including; Rencontres d' Arles (2016), 58th Venice Biennale, Lagos Photo festival 2018 and has work included in the Arts Council England Collection.

The Praksis Development Forum (PDF) is a monthly peer-support group for the creative community of Oslo led by practising artist Sayed Sattar Hasan. It provides a friendly, informal space for a diversity of practitioners to meet, share and discuss works in progress in a constructive setting. It’s an opportunity to learn about what other creatives are up to and hear different perspectives on how to approach practice. PDF is open to individuals at all career stages and values each participant’s contribution to the group.

Each session begins with a short guest presentation by an invited contributor before the session opens up for other participants to share their own practices. Meetings last 2.5 hours, allowing approximately twenty minutes to focus on each participant’s work-in-progress. 

Projects in development can be shared in a number of ways, for example; slideshows, showing physical works, readings, performances, or any means which suitably communicates ideas. A group projector and laptop is available to display digital files. Participants need to keep time constraints in mind when presenting and discussing work, however, Sayed is on hand to ensure that the session runs smoothly.

PDF sessions take place from 17:30 – 20:00 on the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise stated) and are held at PRAKSIS HQ, partner arts organisations and artist studios. There are 8 places per session so booking is advised. Please write to office@praksisoslo.org attention of Sayed Hasan to find out more or book a place. 

Refreshments will be provided.


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