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Yi Wen Chen, Taiwan

My artistic practice is mostly inspired by my life experience and memory. Connecting with nature and unnaturalness, my sculptural works usually respond to environment surrounds me.

In the past two years, I’ve started a series of creations based on statements and transformations of individual stones. I’ve created stories of stones in different moments and places, imagined how it would act in certain circumstances.

There’s a folk song from my hometown influenced me: ‘The feather sinks into the water and the stone floats.’ Starting with the lyric, I’m planing to spend most of my staying observing environments, conversations with people and accidents in life. I will leave those in my exhibition before I leave Björkö. The publish will be mainly sculptures which relate to stories about the stone.




AiR BKN

Studio 1
Dates: Feb 10 - April 9

Directed: Out of Rock


https://yiwenchen1993.cargo.site/


Naomi Nowak, Baserad i Roslagen
Maria Eriksson, Estland

Naomi Nowak (född 1984) är konstnär och designer som ställt ut i Portland (Hellion Gallery), Los Angeles (Hive Gallery), Berlin (Strychnin) och Stockholm (Seriegalleriet, soloutställning 2012). Hon har gett ut tre grafiska romaner på välkända NBM publishing (USA) och illustrerat böcker bl.a för Vertigo förlag.

Sedan snart tio år tillbaka har konstnärsskapet förlängts i kroppsnära ting - smycken i silver (handskulpterade och gjutna i silver eller brons) och kläder i 100% återvunnen textil. Demokratiska och ekologiska sätt att bära med sig en skärva konst som funnit hem hos människor världen över.

Via traditionella, taktila metoder -- akvarell, blyerts, bläck men också lera, vax och mineral -- utforskas den närvarande myten, drömtiden som bara knappt döljs under vardagen.


Naomi Nowak

Maria


iportunus. studio 1, 5, 35,  9 - 31 maj PENDING


Agenor Marti, Cuba/US

pending

AiR BKN
Studio: 3 (tbd)

Dates:

Directed: Out of Rock

 

 

Lisa and Hugo Gordillo, Michigan

Lisa (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) and Hugo Gordillo (b. Guatemala City, Guatemala) first met as artists-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, where neither spoke the other’s language. Over time they have sounded out, written, and built a working relationship that connects their countries’ common stories; and made a little blue house together in rural upper Michigan. The pair is interested in the capacity of art for storytelling, in what collective memory looks like, in how many sides we see, and how many sides we miss, and why that might be. Their collaboration Brazada, which roughly translates as, as far as outstretched arms may reach, follows the Guatemalan civil war and U.S. complicity in its most violent acts. Their work builds on Hugo’s career as a journalist (1980-2012), and his current work as a writer and poet, and on Lisa’s background as a sculptor and performance artist. Together, Brazada creates works of art and writing that offer entry points into a difficult international narrative whose history remains mostly unacknowledged.  

Lisa (n. Filadelfia, Pensilvania, EUA) y Hugo Gordillo (n. Guatemala) se conocieron como artistas en residencia en el Vermont Studio Center, donde ninguno de los dos hablaba el idioma del otro. Con el tiempo han sondeado, escrito y construido una relación de trabajo que conecta las historias comunes de sus países y un pequeño hogar azul juntos en la zona rural de Michigan. La pareja está interesada en la capacidad del arte para contar historias, en cómo se ve la memoria colectiva, en cuántos lados vemos, cuántos lados extrañamos y por qué podría ser eso. Su colaboración en Brazada, que se traduce más o menos como, en la medida en que pueden extenderse los brazos, sigue la guerra civil guatemalteca y la complicidad de los Estados Unidos en sus actos más violentos. Su trabajo se basa en la carrera de Hugo como periodista (1984-2012), su trabajo actual como escritor y poeta, y en los antecedentes de Lisa como escultora y artista de performance. Brazada crea obras de arte y escritura que ofrecen puntos de entrada en una difícil narrativa internacional, cuya historia permanece mayormente sin reconocimiento.


- gallery view of sample works + portrait to be added -

AiR BKN

Studio: 3
Datum: May (exact dates to be confirmed)

Directed: Out of Rock

lisagordillo.com


Nature Nurture - PENDING
 
 
 

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