WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE SEA
OPEN CALL FOR DUO/TRIO - RADICAL SOFTNESS
APPLICATION FORM >>>
SIX WEEK RESIDENCY FOR DUOs or TRIOs to stay at BKN and work with the concept of RADICAL SOFTNESS. (You can also start a new collaboration for this specific project)
Key in your application is your text about your process of your intended work at BKN. It is also essential that you motivate why it's important to you to join as a group/team. Ie the better you describe your need of the 6 weeks with us, the likelier it is that you will get a studio. We anticipate proposals on friendship, care, decolonization, queer and alternative approaches.
We will assess one (possibly two studios) for this open call. I.e in total between 2-6 artists.
DURATION RAD 24: JAN 15 - FEB 29 (arrival/departure only on the first/last day.
STUDIO GRANT: AiR BKN
DEVELOPMENT FEE/MEMBERSHIP: 600 sek paid by artist to BKN.
ARTIST TALK and/or OPEN STUDIO at BKN
ARTISTS are responsible for their own travel costs, food and material etc
WORK possibly added to art fair or other exhibition, up on discussion on case by case bases for selected artists.
SUPERMARKET ART FAIR, your work (or part of ) will be considered to represent BKN at the art fair in Stockholm spring of 2024
Interviews to be held Dec 1-17.
We start already Dec 1st to review applications.
Dec 17-18 we will inform the selected duo/trio.
BKN is an artist run not for profit organisation with a focus on Fair Studios, a concept with the artist in focus, towards a responsible social/economic/environmental imprint.
BKN provides an opportunity to within the stay, focus on the aristic practice and experience life in the Northern Archipelago of Stockholm - where the sea meets the forest, fields, and lakes - a peaceful rural milieu
BKN is a transformative, dynamic space for art engaging with aspects of life and nature, towards an experience beyond violences such as algorithms, egoism, deforestation, narrow-mindedness, repression.
BKN fosters a peer based environment "thinking together, learning together" this takes part during informal sessions and public outreach. It is a resource and public forum to explore and experiment.
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Program name: AiR BKN RAD 24
Organizer: BKN/Björkö Konstnod (artist run not for profit)
Location: Björkö in Northern Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
Address: BJÖRKÖ KONSTNOD, Simpnäsvägen 739 SE-764 53 Björkö, Sweden
Train to Stockholm
From Stockholm or Arlanda bus to "Björkö-Arholma" (sl.se)
Flight to Arlanda
Arlanda - Stockholm City: Arlanda express or Flygbussen. Transfer to Metro and then to bus at Danderyds Sjukhus to "Björkö-Arholma" (sl.se)
or Arlanda - "Björkö-Arholma" (sl.se)
Additional artist on site:
Rebekah Dean a London based artist and former BKN artist in the program WAP23) was invited to be part of RAD24 and was asked to appoint one artist to a studio for RAD24.
We are happy to announce the participation of Monika Tobel a London based artist from Hungary.
On site also Ami Skånberg and Anna Viola Hallberg
Remote participation/video sessions:
Zoey Hart a New York based artist former BKN artist (The Sea That Surrounds Us and AiR BKN open call) will provide sessions on softness.
Photo: AV Hallberg
Ami Skånberg, Radical Softness, 2019, stencil, spray paint on board.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Research Catalogue publication and possibility to be considered for BKN exhibition at SUPERMARKET ART FAIR 2024.