Upcoming events

Centre For Precarious Lives reads Capital + juleklip

Dec 6 at 5-8 pm

The neoliberal politics led in varying degrees by most European countries since the 1980s has produced a continual growth of the precarious class. Neoliberal politics are also eroding the welfare systems which the international Workers Movements fought hard to build. What would Karl Marx, the father of communism, have said? We celebrate Marx’s 200th anniversary by returning to the source. Join us for the second of three public readings of Marx’s epic work, Capital – Critique of Political Economy. On December 6th we will read from Chapter 26: The Secret of Primitive Accumulation.

Each reading group will be hosted by the Centre for Precarious Lives with a special guest.

Dec. 6th: Eskil Halberg, sociologist and proletariat educator.
Dec. 8th: Karen Helveg Petersen, political economist and author.

We will read together so no preparation or prior knowledge of Marx is required. Texts are provided on the spot but a pdf copy of Capital can also be found here if you just can’t wait:

This event is free and wheelchair accessible but please sign up via



If you only want to offer me unpaid work, you can go somewhere else by Lise Skou, 2018.

Seminar – the precarious (art) worker

8 December at 9.45 am to 6 pm

As our exhibition work work work is coming to an end we are hosting a seminar that focuses on precarious working conditions that often define the life of an art worker.

The seminar will be in Danish.



9.45 am Centre for Precarious Lives & Karen Helveg Petersen reads Capital + breakfast.


1 pm: Welcome by meter


Presentations by:

1.10 pm: Eskil Halberg

1.30 pm:  Jakob Jakobsen

1.50 pm: The artist group without name 


2.10-2.30 pm: BREAK


Presentations by:

2.30 pm: Maj Horn & Gro Sarauw from UKK

2.50 pm: Ulla Hvejsel from BKF

3.00 pm: Claudine Zia from I DO ART


3.30-3.40 pm BREAK


3.40-5.00 pm Panel conversation with Kristoffer Ørum, Yong Sun Gullach, Lise Skou and meter w. Louise Lassen Iversen and Rie Hovmann Rasmussen.




The art industry is known to be infected with expectations of free labour and a general lack of money, as we each try to find ways of navigating under these conditions. Often we deal with these considerations and concerns alone or share them only with the closest colleagues. But right now there is momentum and our working conditions are discussed in the general public. This awareness has led UKK Organization for Artists and Curators, the BKF – Visual Artists’ Association and the FDB Association for Danish Visual Artists to meet on December 5th to talk about an agreement with state-funded art institutions about paying artists for their work.

We believe that this is a good occasion to create a space for sharing knowledge and experiences about our working conditions in the art industry as well as talking about the precariat in general.

It is our hope for the seminar that in this way, we can contribute to a further visualization of the structures in the art system, we are part of and to inspire new strategies and possible ways of organizing. We hope you will participate in the conversation with us.

For the seminar, we have invited a number of artists from the current exhibition, as well as colleagues that we have been conversations with about working conditions throughout our exhibition program. In addition, we have invited a number of organizations and professionals that works with the conditions of the cultural worker.

The seminar is supported by Nørrebro Lokaludvalg and BKF.



work work work

Exhibition period: Aug 25 – Dec 8 2018

Opening of the second phase: Oct 6 at 1-5 pm

work work work is a exhibition that is self-reflective and takes a look at artists and curators’ own circumstances as cultural producers. The art industry is known to be infected by expectations of free labor and a general lack of money. Are these conditions we can change and if so, how?

In the second phase of the exhibition works by artists Lise Skou and Suada Demirovic are included.

Lise Skou contributes with the installation Rewriting History, which takes its point of departure in the major work Wealth of a Nation (1776) by economist Adam Smith. The artist’s focus is on the lacking consideration of how unpaid work helps ensure wealth.

Suada Demirovic shows the video work Family Album 1952-1990, based on the artist’s own family history and, more specifically, her mother’s memories. This is a film about moving away in search for work but also about leaving your home country because you are unwanted.

work work work is not a static exhibition. It develops throughout the exhibition period as an organism that grows and evolves over time. The exhibition program focuses on the nature of precarity, on collective working methods and organisation, the value of work and the lack thereof. Throughout the exhibition period we will show art, performances, reading groups, workshops and seminars by / in collaboration with:

Suada Demirovic, Lise Skou, Centre for Precarious Lives, Ulla Hvejsel, Mia Isabel Edelgart, Deirdre Johanna Humphrys, Thea von der Maase, Ninna M. Poulsen, Joen Vedel, Thomas Bo Østergaard, Tine Tvergaard, Rasmus Brink Pedersen and more.

The exhibition is supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation and The City of Copenhagen.


Upcoming exhibition


New collaboration between the artists’ association Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling and meter.

Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling has invited meter to select two artists participating in KE’s Autumn exhibition 2018. These artists are given the opportunity to participate in a satellite exhibition in 2019 that spans over the three project spaces: meter, LOKALE & OK Corral.

With a satellite exhibition, the art of the matter is to create coherence in spite of distance. For this specific exhibition we will search for similarities or clashes in the artworks submitted by the two artists – elements that can connect or collapse.

To read more about Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling please visit: