Review of Power Play by Blouin Artinfo, October 23, 2017
The Power of Female: Mette Björnberg at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm
The female sex and its place in politics is the subject of the latest exhibition “Power Play” at the Galleri Magnus Karlsson. Located in Stockholm the gallery welcomes Mette Björnberg for her fifth exhibition with the gallery, in which her sculptures analyse recent political issues concerning the female sex.
A review of Mette Björnberg’s current solo exhibition Power Play in Omkonst by Susanna Slöör (in Swedish only):
Skälmskt spel i numerärt överläge
We are pleased to present Mette Björnberg’s fifth solo exhibition at Galleri Magnus Karlsson. Power Play presents new sculptures and objects in painted wood, textile and mixed media. The exhibition title recurs as the title for a series of nine wall objects, Power Play (no. 1–9), that centres around the female sex. The works have emerged as a reaction to current international politics and events, rather than from a personal story. Mette Björnberg reflects back on a picture of an old Polish woman from a demonstration for abortion rights that had a strong impact on her.
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!
– “Once in a Lifetime”, Talking Heads
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Ann Wolff ställer ut tillsammans med stiftelsens AWFs stipendiater:
Holger Walter, Tyskland
Maria Miesenberger, Sverige
Christiane Feser, Tyskland
Mette Björnberg, Sverige
Utställningen utgör en bakgrund till Moderna Samlares seminar på Almedalsveckan på Ann Wolffs ateljé, Björkvägen 2B, Visby:
Mette Björnberg, Jacob Dahlgren, Nathalie Djurberg/Hans Berg, Anna Maria Ekstrand, Thea Ekström, Kristina Abelli Elander, Leif Elggren, Ditte Ejlerskov, Andreas Eriksson, Eve Eriksson, Jens Fänge, Gert Germeraad, Gun Gordillo, Maria Hall, Richard Johansson, Gittan Jönsson, Eva Larsson, Yvonne Larsson, Tuija Lindström, Lisa D Manner, Joan Miró, Robert Moreau, Gerhard Nordström, Anneè Olofsson, Alf Olsson, Christian Partos, Glenn Sorensen, David Svensson, Elisabeth Svensson, Per Svensson, Claes Söderquist, Ulf Trotzig, Magnus Wallin and Fredrik Wretman.
We have the pleasure to present Spotlight #2, a short group exhibition where we introduce current works by a selection of the gallery artists. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome two new artists to the gallery; Bella Rune and Idun Baltzersen.
From Press Release (In Swedish only):
Åmells Rent Your Art – Kreativa Rum, 23/1 – 13/2 2016
Åmells Rent Your Art vill med utställningen Kreativa Rum visa konst i ett sammanhang. Kontorets, affärsvärldens eller det offentliga rummets sfärer, och genom det åskådliggöra konstens kraft att addera kreativitet och energi till sin miljö. Vi har byggt upp ett antal miljöer tillsammans med våra samarbetspartners - arkitekter, inredare och leverantörer och låtit konsten ta plats.
The Art Prize 2015 of the Ann Wolff Foundation is rewarded to Mette Björnberg!
From press release:
The Ann Wolff Foundation was established as a non-profit-foundation in Berlin, Germany, in 2008.
A donation of works by Ann Wolff formes the basis of the foundation. The main goal is to promote art and culture with a focus on glass. Another, not less valuable, aspect is to enable contemporary artists to experiment with the versatile nature of glass for their first time and to incorporate it into their work. This is done by an art prize.
We are pleased to announce this summer’s exhibition at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland. The rebuilt limestone barn located on northeastern Gotland functions as Galleri Magnus Karlsson’s project space during summertime and this year marks our fifth consecutive presence throughout the month of July. This year’s exhibition, With My Back to the World, has been curated in collaboration with gallery artist Carl Hammoud, who also participates in the exhibition with Mette Björnberg, Ann Edholm and Bella Rune.
We also have the pleasure to present Before it all falls I & II, two sculptures by Mette Björnberg. The sculptures are displayed during Market Art Fair, Stockholm, in the section Market Space.
Mette Björnberg presents a pair of towering balancing sculptures which together serve as an allegory of the never-ending balancing game that is life.
Running recurrently in Mette Björnberg’s sculptural body of work, spanning over close to twenty years is the quality of presenting more than initially meets the eye.
From Press Release by C-print Journal:
147 artists showing together more than 500 works of art in small size.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce a group exhibition that will be on display throughout the summer. In conjunction with the inauguration of Nationalmuseum’s temporary space with the exhibition Carl Larsson - Friends and Enemies in our building (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), we will show Time Waits for Us . This exhibition presents new works by all of our gallery artists.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to present Mette Björnberg’s fourth solo exhibition in the gallery. Breathing Space presents sculptures and objects in painted wood, textile and mixed media from the past two years.
Mette Björnberg’s humble but quirky sculptures depicts different stages in life, both joys and hardships. Emotional states translated into colour and shape. It may be an isolated event or perhaps a longer phase in life that has been stripped and condensed, to reach a carefully considered articulation.
Jacob Dahlgren, Peter Johansson/Barbro Westling, Ann Böttcher, Axel Lieber, Enno Hallek, Anna Svensson, Daniel Segerberg, Caroline Mårtensson, Fredrik Norén, Ragna Berlin, Johan Ledung, Mette Björnberg, Richard Johansson, My Ekman, Mattias Nordéus, Johan Röing, Sisyfos Minigolfklubb, Gustaf-Jon, Anders Wallgren.