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Lines of Latitude and Longitude at the Stockholm Craft Week 2021

Exhibition  /  30 Sep 2021  -  14 Oct 2021
Published: 28.09.2021
Helena Lehtinen ( FI), Pernille Mouritzen ( DK), Mette Saabye (DK) and Sofia Björkmann (SE).
Helena Lehtinen ( FI), Pernille Mouritzen ( DK), Mette Saabye (DK) and Sofia Björkmann (SE)

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Intro
The four artists have travelled to different areas in the Nordic countries to research the origins of local art and crafts.
They researched materials commonly used in traditional and contemporary art and investigated where historical and cultural similarities are to find differences in this material narrative in Scandinavian countries.
The result is jewellery based on a mixture of traditional and contemporary techniques. What is important here is the significance of the materials and the highlighting of the shared history and aesthetic narrative.

Artist list

Sofia Björkman, Helena Lehtinen, Penille Mouritzen, Mette Saabye
Jewellery is a vibrant art and craft practice with many possibilities, unique qualities, and narratives. Contemporary jewellery artists experiment with a multitude of materials and techniques and therefore it offers to expand opportunities in endless directions because it is not committed to specific materials or methods. As an art and craft practice, it relates to human movement, more than specific sites, and its meaning is thus affected by environments and social contexts. These aspects played a large role when the group of Helena Lehtinen (FI), Pernille Mouritzen (DK), Mette Saabye (DK), and Sofia Björkman (SE) started working together on the project, ‘Lines of Latitude and Longitude’ in 2018, which is supported by The Nordic Cultural Foundation
 
The four artists have traveled to different areas in the Nordic Countries to study origins in crafts, how inhabitants, nomads, and merchants have worked with materials, trade, and the flow of influences. The research materials have been commonly used in traditional and contemporary arts, crafts, and design especially where the Nordic countries share and differ historically and culturally in this material narrative. The group looks at how materials convey stories and knowledge, how crafts and the use of materials contribute to our society from different perspectives. Also, what we can learn about our society, how narratives are told, in strong connection to landscapes, religion, social position, work etc. Examples of crafts that have been studied are wood, metal, leather, birch bark, horn, bone, and a variety of textile techniques such as embroidery and lace making. 
The impressions have been discussed and processed by making and transforming them into artworks. The group looks for potentials of different materials, reuse of materials, use old techniques in combination with contemporary and consider the importance of development. The intention is to examine traditional and contemporary making, the importance of materiality in the construction of identity and sense of belonging as well as highlight the communal tale of a common aesthetic narrative. 

At PLATINA you find a broad range of high-quality art jewellery. During the years we have been working internationally with artists and clients from all over the world and we have been working outside the gallery as well, with exhibitions, popup events, fairs, experimental projects, lectures, education, seminars, and more.

The opening will be the first day of Stockholm craft week 2021 and the first exhibition in PLATINA’s new space at Tegnérgatan 4.

Opening Thursday: 12-18h
Opening Hours: Tu-Fr 11-18h & Sa 11-15h
Helena Lehtinen. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. wool, glass beads, silver . 19 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Johannes Wilenius. Helena Lehtinen
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
wool, glass beads, silver 
19 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Johannes Wilenius
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Helena Lehtinen. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. silver, fur . 5 x 5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Johannes Wilenius. Helena Lehtinen
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
silver, fur 
5 x 5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Johannes Wilenius
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Helena Lehtinen. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. wool, glass beads, silver . 17 x 8 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Johannes Wilenius. Helena Lehtinen
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
wool, glass beads, silver 
17 x 8 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Johannes Wilenius
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Helena Lehtinen. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. vintage textiles, glass beads . 37 x 23 x 1 cm. Photo by: Johannes Wilenius. Helena Lehtinen
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
vintage textiles, glass beads 
37 x 23 x 1 cm
Photo by: Johannes Wilenius
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Mette Saabye. Brooch: Peasants Flower, 2021. Linen, silk, iron & cotton. 21 x 12,5 x 9.5 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Mette Saabye
Brooch: Peasants Flower, 2021
Linen, silk, iron & cotton
21 x 12,5 x 9.5 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Mette Saabye. Necklace: Peasants Flower, 2021. Linen, silk, iron & cotton . 50 x 12 x 9 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Mette Saabye
Necklace: Peasants Flower, 2021
Linen, silk, iron & cotton 
50 x 12 x 9 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Mette Saabye. Brooch: Frozen Fauna, 2021. Linen, silk, iron & cotton . 16 x 10 x 7 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Mette Saabye
Brooch: Frozen Fauna, 2021
Linen, silk, iron & cotton 
16 x 10 x 7 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Sofia Björkman. Brooch: Postcard from Nordic Crafts, 2019. Birch bark, steel, thread. 10 x 7 cm. Photo by: Sofia Björkman. Sofia Björkman
Brooch: Postcard from Nordic Crafts, 2019
Birch bark, steel, thread
10 x 7 cm
Photo by: Sofia Björkman
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Sofia Björkman. Brooch: Postcard from Nordic Crafts, 2016. Birch bark, steel, thread. 12 x 8 cm. Photo by: Sofia Björkman. Sofia Björkman
Brooch: Postcard from Nordic Crafts, 2016
Birch bark, steel, thread
12 x 8 cm
Photo by: Sofia Björkman
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Sofia Björkman. Brooch: Postcards from Nordic Crafts, 2019. Birch bark, steel, thread. 10 x 7 cm. Photo by: Sofia Björkman. Sofia Björkman
Brooch: Postcards from Nordic Crafts, 2019
Birch bark, steel, thread
10 x 7 cm
Photo by: Sofia Björkman
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Pernille Mouritzen. Brooch: Accumulations of stuff, 2021. Oxidized silver, mixed material. 9 x 8 x 3 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Pernille Mouritzen
Brooch: Accumulations of stuff, 2021
Oxidized silver, mixed material
9 x 8 x 3 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Pernille Mouritzen. Brooch: Accumulations of stuff, 2021. Oxidized silver, mixed material. 9 x 8 x 3 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Pernille Mouritzen
Brooch: Accumulations of stuff, 2021
Oxidized silver, mixed material
9 x 8 x 3 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Pernille Mouritzen. Brooch: Accumulations of stuff, 2021. Oxidized silver, mixed material. 9 x 8 x 3 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Pernille Mouritzen
Brooch: Accumulations of stuff, 2021
Oxidized silver, mixed material
9 x 8 x 3 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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