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MELTING POINT, VALENCIA
GONZÁLEZ MARTÍ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CERAMICS AND DECORATIVE ARTS
26 APRIL- 7 MAJ, 2018

PLATINA FOR PLEASURE
KARIN ROY ANDERSSON (SE), CHRISTER JONSSON (SE), HANNA HEDMAN (SE), AUD CHARLOTTE HO SOOK SINDING (NO/SE), HANNA LILJENBERG (SE), ANNA NORRGRANN (SE), HELENA SANDSTRÖM (SE), ANDREA WAGNER (NL), MALLORY WESTON (US), ANNIKA ÅKERFELT (FI/SE)

IF IT WAS BLUE AS THE SKY, WE WOULD LOVE EACH OTHER
SOFIA BJÖRKMAN

Sofia Björkman is a jewellery artist from Stockholm in Sweden. After graduation from Konstfack 1998 she started PLATINA, a gallery and studio for contemporary national and international jewelry art. Since then she has been working with jewellery art, as an artist, as a gallery owner and as a curator combined with all kinds of activities within the jewellery field.
During Melting Point in Valencia 2018 Sofia Björkman organize two exhibitions at the González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts. One of the exhibitions is a solo with her own work, the other is a curated group exhibition including ten artists from PLATINA.

The title of the Gallery exhibition, PLATINA for pleasure, speaks of the most basic force that underlies the choices we make in life. The word pleasure describes the broad class of mental states that we experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking. Many pleasurable experiences are associated with satisfying basic biological drives, but also social experiences and daily work. To make changes, to express joy or sadness, to speak up and highlight issues are ways to give different perspectives on life. The chosen artists for this exhibition are selected because of their very special ways of describing various content in life. They also play different roles in the curators' professional life. Christer Jonsson was Sofia Björkman's professor when she graduated and received her master in fine arts. Aud Charlotte Ho Sook Sinding was an artist that early on made strong impact but triadically passed away too young. Most of the artists are based in Sweden, but the Gallery has always exhibited international artists. Andrea Wagner and Sofia Björkman met at a workshop in Holland and Mallory Weston from USA exhibited recently in the gallery in Stockholm.

In Sofia Björkmans' solo exhibition If it was blue as the sky, we would love each other she will show works that have been made the last ten years. In the profession she meets a lot of people that comment and give critique of what they see. This influences her, and sometimes she even let comments be a part in her artistic practice. This is a way for her to understand works and to express the experience being an artist and a curator at the same time. She says that wearable jewellery can easily be moved from one context to another and can therefore cause other reactions than exhibited in art environments. Mobility and flexibility broaden a piece potential of having impact and eliciting various reactions.
Sofia Björkmans' solo exhibition is supported by Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists.



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Melting Point


Sofia Björkman
Photo:Urban Jörén

 

 


Karin Roy Andersson


 



Christer Jonsson




Hanna Hedman
Photo: Sanna Lindberg



Aud Charlotte Ho Sook Sinding

 




Hanna Liljenberg

 

 

Anna Norrgrann

 

 

Helena Sandström

 

 

Andrea Wagner

 

 

Mallory Weston

 

 

Annika Åkerfelt

 

 

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