HYBRID by BKN
Keywords: asymmetry, entanglement, beyond violence, not-knowing, desire, nature, responsibility, deep listening, close seeing.
HYBRID is the exhibition program at BKN/Björkö Konstnod. It is a transformative, dynamic space for art that engages with life and nature; a space for developing concepts of community and poetic investigations.
HYBRID seeks to explore and interpret possibilities beyond the violence of algorithms, egoism, deforestation, water preservation, life/living in costal setting, narrowmindedness and repression. From its core HYBRID extends to sites indoors and outdoors on or off the island.
The initiative is is artist run, with great support from people at Björkö. Our permanent space is located in two 100 year old buildings, formerly used for education. Today we have wood workshop, darkrooms for photography, screening/presentation room, loom etc in addition to 7 studio spaces.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS 2022
Jingle, Manifesto video and screening program, inauguration + extended program >>>
Date: January 11th
Venue: HYBRID, Simpnäsvägen 739, 76453 Björkö, Sweden
Kvadrennalen official website >>>
SUPERMARKET ART FAIR >>>
Date: May 26-29
Venue: Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
With support from: IASPIS and Region Stockholm
At Supermarket HYBRID presents the exhibition ”Healing Powers” (aka PUNK NATURE), drawing from slow resistance and counter publics towards healing powers. The works are results of new collaborations in the curated production clusters during stays at AiR BKN. In the exhibition we also present works by individual artists in media such as: video/performance/installation/sculpture/graphic art/painting.
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2022
Date: Summer 2022 tba
With support from: Norrtälje Kommun
THE SEA THAT, SURROUNDS US
Date: Summer 2022
Venue: 10 sites in Stockholm archipelago
Anna Viola Hallberg curates: Björkö, Singö, Rådmansö, Möja (Nord-Syd linjen)
Collaboration with: Stockholms läns bygdegårdsdistrikt >>>
With support from: Kulturrrådet, Region Stockholm, more to be announced
Interventions during residency
Date: August-Sept 2022 (call opens in March)
Venue: Björkö (several sites)
With support from: IASPIS, Region Stockholm
A continuation of "Healing Powers" takes place late summer as a process based exploration ”Magnitude”. The program is grant based and holds 4 international artists and 1 Swedish based. It Is made possible with collaboration from Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Region Stockholm
BJÖRKÖ OPEN STUDIOS/ATELJÉRUNDA
Björkö Konstnod opens up one studio for local artists to do a group show
Date: last weekend in July
Collaboration with: Björkö-Arholma hembygdsförening
Venue: Björkö Konstnod/HYBRID
During 2022-21 we have had three directed residency program: OUT OF ROCK, RESPONSE, MAGNITUDE >>>
Visiting Address: Simpnäsvägen 739, 76453 Björkö, Sweden
For 100 sek you can become a member of Björko Konstnod and by that support our practice : >>>
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In the northern archipelago of Stockholm one finds the island Björkö, where artists and the local community initiated BKN studio spaces in 2020. Originally set out as a project to create studio space, it soon came to include a residence program, artist presentations, art education, screenings and exhibitions.
HYBRID and BKN are concepts by the artist run non profit organization Björkö Konstnod
Email: curator @ bjorkokonstnod.se (remove the blanks)
Phone: +46 731 41 48 02
Curator: +46 709 35 66 08
Visiting address: Simpnäsvägen 739, 76453 Björkö, Sweden
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