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– weeklong jewellery festival by Current Obsession during Munich Jewellery week 2018  For five years, Current Obsession has been bringing you something new, something you didn’t know you wanted. You could even call us rebellious – always trying to create different ways to experience jewellery. By publishing magazines and papers and by organising our own events and exhibitions, we wrote our own rules. This year, we break them. For Munich Jewellery Week 2018, you will not find the Current Obsession Paper to which you may have been accustomed in previous years, oh no. Instead, we give you a programme: based on an open call we released last year, this is an experimental series of events for artists, by artists that do and seek something else. Being one of them ourselves, Current Obsession has always celebrated those who go outside the lines. So in the spirit of rebellion and in celebration during contemporary jewellery’s most exciting time of year, we are happy to introduce a new, weeklong jewellery festival: DOING THE NO NO.  DOING THE NO NO deals with the ideas of the unconventional, the unaccepted and the ambiguous. It delves into the economy between attraction and repulsion, and the uncharted area of ambiguity, inhabited by the ideas beyond the boundaries of what is considered ethical or aesthetical, taboo or kink. A word to describe the double bind between attraction and repulsion doesn’t exist. As a jewellery magazine and platform, we would like to define or invent that word, and to explore the different aspects this theme touches upon, always coming back to the field of jewellery.  The Lovelace hotel happening, Kardinal Faulhaberstr. 1, Munich.

– weeklong jewellery festival by Current Obsession during Munich Jewellery week 2018

For five years, Current Obsession has been bringing you something new, something you didn’t know you wanted. You could even call us rebellious – always trying to create different ways to experience jewellery. By publishing magazines and papers and by organising our own events and exhibitions, we wrote our own rules. This year, we break them. For Munich Jewellery Week 2018, you will not find the Current Obsession Paper to which you may have been accustomed in previous years, oh no. Instead, we give you a programme: based on an open call we released last year, this is an experimental series of events for artists, by artists that do and seek something else. Being one of them ourselves, Current Obsession has always celebrated those who go outside the lines. So in the spirit of rebellion and in celebration during contemporary jewellery’s most exciting time of year, we are happy to introduce a new, weeklong jewellery festival: DOING THE NO NO.

DOING THE NO NO deals with the ideas of the unconventional, the unaccepted and the ambiguous. It delves into the economy between attraction and repulsion, and the uncharted area of ambiguity, inhabited by the ideas beyond the boundaries of what is considered ethical or aesthetical, taboo or kink. A word to describe the double bind between attraction and repulsion doesn’t exist. As a jewellery magazine and platform, we would like to define or invent that word, and to explore the different aspects this theme touches upon, always coming back to the field of jewellery.

The Lovelace hotel happening, Kardinal Faulhaberstr. 1, Munich.

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From Walter to Valerie, selected by Veerle Wenes This initiative examines the concept of 'jewelleryness' from an artistic perspective: what are the qualities and characteristics that make an object into a piece of jewellery? The chain - as an endless series of interconnected links - takes centre in this project.  A corporation between the Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp Walter Fisher GmbH Co. KG and Valerie Traan Gallery. Gallery Valerie Traan, Antwerp 2018 Photo: Marc Tops

From Walter to Valerie, selected by Veerle Wenes
This initiative examines the concept of 'jewelleryness' from an artistic perspective: what are the qualities and characteristics that make an object into a piece of jewellery? The chain - as an endless series of interconnected links - takes centre in this project.
A corporation between the Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp Walter Fisher GmbH Co. KG and Valerie Traan Gallery.
Gallery Valerie Traan, Antwerp 2018
Photo: Marc Tops

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Open Source Jewellery, selected by A5, Sweden titel: DROP Mons 2017

Open Source Jewellery, selected by A5, Sweden
titel: DROP
Mons 2017

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images: Silke Fleischer & Marc Tops sound: Jeroen Vandesande titel: DROP Berchem 2017

images: Silke Fleischer & Marc Tops
sound: Jeroen Vandesande
titel: DROP
Berchem 2017

images: Hanna Hedman (IM)PRINT Munich 2016

images: Hanna Hedman
(IM)PRINT
Munich 2016

image: European Trienniale Mons 2014

image: European Trienniale
Mons 2014

images: Kristof Vrancken / Z33 The Wilde Things. The so contemporary jewellery collection of Mrs. Wilde Hasselt 2013

images: Kristof Vrancken / Z33
The Wilde Things. The so contemporary jewellery collection of Mrs. Wilde
Hasselt 2013

image: Ivar Veermäe The Art of Collecting Tallin, 2012

image: Ivar Veermäe
The Art of Collecting
Tallin, 2012

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image: OP VOORRAAD Amsterdam, Tapei, Antwerp, Arnem, Berlin, Z¨urich, Eindhoven, Barcelona 2010-2012

image: OP VOORRAAD
Amsterdam, Tapei, Antwerp, Arnem, Berlin, Z¨urich, Eindhoven, Barcelona 2010-2012