PRAKSIS Presents is a new online platform that introduces global digital audiences to a kaleidoscope of creative material and critical discussion generated and expanding upon those that take place during PRAKSIS programmes.
PRAKSIS are an Oslo-based transnational arts and culture catalyst that deliver events, curate exhibitions, facilitate residencies, publications and opportunities to participate in visual arts.
The content sits online in an easily searchable portal. Featuring essays, interviews, artworks, toolkits, videos, and podcasts created by artists, writers and other PRAKSIS (artist) alumni, PRAKSIS Present functions as an online magazine, a conversation space, a digital gallery and a showcase for items from the organisation’s archive.
View here – praksisoslo.org/presents
Forthcoming issues curate content around the live topics addressed in PRAKSIS programming, with contributors hailing from all around the world including Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Tony Cokes, Seamus Harahan, Maren Dagny Juell, Syowia Kyambi, Ellef Prestsæter, Tominga Hope O’Donnell, Lindsay Seers and more to be announced.
PRAKSIS Presents Issue 1 (online now): I give to you and you give to me probes questions of collaboration, hybridisation, trade, and exchange. It features projects developed during PRAKSIS’s 2020 residencies alongside works by Jeremy Bailey, Nina Sarnelle, and Gary Zhexi Zhang.
Issue 2 (coming in summer 2021): Heavy burdens, happy burdens considers the duty involved in working with ancestries, archaeologies and other historical subject matter. It includes artwork and interviews by Juan Covelli, Syowia Kyambi, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Sayed Sattar Hasan, and Nina Torp.
Issue 3 (September): The hills are alive includes creative, ecological, and social approaches to working with sound and environment. It will include material from PRAKSIS residency 18 Climata: Capturing Change at a Time of Ecological Crisis and work by Seamus Harahan and Tze Yeung Ho.
Issue 4 (October): It’s my house brings together perspectives on identity and inclusion, with contributions by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Elenie Chung, and Steffan Krüger.
Issue 5 (November): Push it real good presents works by Laura Cooper with Edwin Cabascango, Phoebe Davies, and Adam Peacock that take on relationships between the human body and power.
Issue 6 (December): Mad to work here? addresses perspectives on art and labour, featuring conversations, works and essays by Tony Cokes & Tine Semb, Jason Huff, Maren Dagny Juell and Rachel Withers.
Nicholas John Jones, Director, PRAKIS, said,
“We are delighted to launch PRAKSIS Presents as we celebrate our fifth anniversary. Global discussion and discourse is at the core of our events, residencies and curatorial programmes and PRAKSIS Presents will act as a way for audiences to get to know our programme through digital conversations, podcasts, art work and more. It is also an opportunity for our current audiences to go a little deeper into what we do, expanding on our programme in new and interesting ways.”