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Declaration of Sentiments in Stockholm

Exhibition  /  05 Mar 2022  -  26 Mar 2022
Published: 02.03.2022
Helena Lehtinen. Necklace: Untitled, 2022. Fabric, felt, glass beads, thread.. 80 x 30 x 2 cm. Helena Lehtinen
Necklace: Untitled, 2022
Fabric, felt, glass beads, thread.
80 x 30 x 2 cm
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Intro
The exhibition Declaration of Sentiments is curated by Co + Lab from Turkey. It was first shown in Gent Belgium at Gallery Pont en Plas 2020 and then in Istanbul Turkey at Gallery ArtHan 2021. In March, it was planned to travel to the annual Munich Jewellery week, which this year has been postponed to July.

Artist list

Nevin Arig, Erica Bello, Sofia Björkman, Klara Brynge, Jessica Calderwood
, Melissa Cameron, Fatima Tocornal Garcia, Cata Gibert
, Gésine Hackenberg, Yajie Hu, Mari Ishikawa, Helena Lehtinen, Anna Lewis, Eija Mustonen
, Sondra Sherman, Niki Stylianou, Burcu Sülek
, Tarja Tuupanen, Eva Van Kempen, Snem Yildirim
We are happy that Co + Lab and some of the artists can come to PLATINA in Stockholm and show the exhibition including works from 20 international artists who have used jewellery as a medium. The curators have brought together women artists within the framework of gender-based women's struggle in the art environment, artists who have not been reluctant to hard work, have continued their art practices in their own way, to have acquired high positions at art academies, to have organized international events, to start their own galleries or exhibition spaces and much more.

This exhibition is named after the Declaration of Sentiments at the Seneca Falls Congress, which was held in 1848 under the leadership of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Declaration was signed by 100 men and women, and this was the first organized women's rights record in history and advocacy for equal rights for women.

Snem Yildirim: Daily Obedience Routines" series is about the terms such as obedience, authority, hierarchy and questioning how the education system transforms women into individuals, who are obedient to authority and gender roles. Snem Yildirim especially questions how, through school, the authority regulates every area of a “girl”s life from the movements of their body to their physical appearance and it raises children who are forced to live within certain templates. She created the "Daily Obedience Routines" series by re-enacting all the actions she repeated during school years and by reinterpreting the objects in her memory.

Eija Mustonen: The Apron and Mittens protect their user. They are used while shoveling, harvesting, hammering, gardening, cooking. Apron and mittens protect you from dirt, hard work, heat, cold. They are symbols for work, they represent manual labor. These nickel silver and copper apron and mittens are made by using my early skills, as I was educated as a silversmith 30 years ago. Hammering metal with a hammer and anvil fascinates me, how two-dimensional metal plates can be formed into a three-dimensional form. With these pieces of work I want to honor craft and especially smithing. In general mittens have many meanings: In Finnish, “to give the mittens” it is to refuse a proposal. To “hit the mittens on the table” is to give up. To “hang your mittens on the nail” means that work has been done.

Anna Lewis: The three key elements of the ‘Declaration of sentiments’ are ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’. For me this sits parallel with the three symbols represented by the purple, white and green ribbons of the Suffragette movement; that of loyalty, purity and hope. Emmeline Pankhurst rose up to lead women to fight for the right to vote. Beneath her genteel appearance lay a strong brave woman, in her own words a “hooligan”. It is down to the bravery of these women that in the UK women have a voice today. Appearances can be deceptive, a feather is the most fragile and delicate of materials, yet allows a bird to fly; the ultimate symbol of freedom. Chains are the symbol of control and restriction yet it is through this restriction that women have taken back control, and chains turn into strength.


Opening:
Saturday, 5 March 2022, 12 - 16:00.

 
Mari Ishikawa. Neckpiece: (UN) Locked, 2021. Silver925, brass, garnets, silk, japanese lacquer.. 52 x 3 x 1.5 cm. Mari Ishikawa
Neckpiece: (UN) Locked, 2021
Silver925, brass, garnets, silk, japanese lacquer.
52 x 3 x 1.5 cm
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Klara Brynge
. Necklace: Stay Out, 2021. Silver, rubber band.. 10 x 8 cm. Klara Brynge

Necklace: Stay Out, 2021
Silver, rubber band.
10 x 8 cm
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Sofia Björkman
. Brooch: Bow, 2019. Silver, steel.. approx. 10 x 8 x 3 cm. Sofia Björkman

Brooch: Bow, 2019
Silver, steel.
approx. 10 x 8 x 3 cm
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Gesine Hackenberg
. Necklace: Bottle Drawing I-III, 2020. Silver, silver chain; oxidised.. Gesine Hackenberg

Necklace: Bottle Drawing I-III, 2020
Silver, silver chain; oxidised.
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Yajie Hu. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Acrylic paint, silver, PVC, stainless steel.. 10.2 x 7 x 4 cm. Photo by: Yajie Hu. Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019. From series: Tangible Colour. Yajie Hu
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Acrylic paint, silver, PVC, stainless steel.
10.2 x 7 x 4 cm
Photo by: Yajie Hu
Awarded at: Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019
From series: Tangible Colour
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Eva Van Kempen. Bangle: In Case of Emergency, 2019. NorLevo morning after pill (EXP: 02/2023), pvc film, artificial leather, faceted citrine, silk, 14K red gold, 18K yellow gold.. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. Eva Van Kempen
Bangle: In Case of Emergency, 2019
NorLevo morning after pill (EXP: 02/2023), pvc film, artificial leather, faceted citrine, silk, 14K red gold, 18K yellow gold.
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
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Sondra Sherman. Piece: Rorschach Corsage: Belladonna II, 2020. Steel, 750 au.. Brooch/Pendant with chain.. Sondra Sherman
Piece: Rorschach Corsage: Belladonna II, 2020
Steel, 750 au.
Brooch/Pendant with chain.

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Niki Stylianou. Necklace: Lacelike Self deception… (when expectation becomes obsession), 2020. Stainless steel, silver, pigments, patinas.. Niki Stylianou
Necklace: Lacelike Self deception… (when expectation becomes obsession), 2020
Stainless steel, silver, pigments, patinas.
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Ordinary days, 2019. Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Ordinary days, 2019
Used marble tableware, cotton ribbon.
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Anna Lewis. Object: Stay, 2020. Hand-dyed feathers, silver, carved model foam.. Anna Lewis
Object: Stay, 2020
Hand-dyed feathers, silver, carved model foam.
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Melissa Cameron. Set: Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomyot, 2015. Powdercoated new steel trowel, stainless steel, poly-cotton ribbon.. Melissa Cameron
Set: Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomyot, 2015
Powdercoated new steel trowel, stainless steel, poly-cotton ribbon.
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Nevin Arig. Object: No more Gold, 2020. Leather jewellery box, brass, rice.. 5 x 5 x 3 cm. Nevin Arig
Object: No more Gold, 2020
Leather jewellery box, brass, rice.
5 x 5 x 3 cm
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Erica Bello. Brooch: Blossoming, Weeping, Flowering, 2019. Silver, oxidized silver, gold, steel pin wire.. 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm. Erica Bello
Brooch: Blossoming, Weeping, Flowering, 2019
Silver, oxidized silver, gold, steel pin wire.
3.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm
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Cata Gibert. Vase: Untitled, 2020. Old canvases, acrylic paint and resin.. Cata Gibert
Vase: Untitled, 2020
Old canvases, acrylic paint and resin.
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Eija Mustonen. Piece: United, 2019. Nickel silver, copper.. Eija Mustonen
Piece: United, 2019
Nickel silver, copper.
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Burcu Sülek. Necklace: Burden, 2020. Papier-mâché, mixed media, thread.. 25 x 42 x 5 cm. Burcu Sülek
Necklace: Burden, 2020
Papier-mâché, mixed media, thread.
25 x 42 x 5 cm
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Snem Yildirim. Brooch: Attention, 2019. Anodized aluminium, photo, lenticular lens, powder-coated brass.. Snem Yildirim
Brooch: Attention, 2019
Anodized aluminium, photo, lenticular lens, powder-coated brass.
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Fatima Tocornal. Brooch: Alma, 2019. Book paper, tipex, methacrylate and oxidized nickel silver.. 6.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm. Fatima Tocornal
Brooch: Alma, 2019
Book paper, tipex, methacrylate and oxidized nickel silver.
6.5 x 6 x 0.5 cm
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Jessica Calderwood. Brooch: Pink, 2020. Sterling silver, enamel, copper, glass beads, stainless steel.. 6.4 x 3.8 x 12.7 cm. Jessica Calderwood
Brooch: Pink, 2020
Sterling silver, enamel, copper, glass beads, stainless steel.
6.4 x 3.8 x 12.7 cm
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