Have you seen the new Current Obsession Magazine yet? It’s basically the very first of its kind!!!!!!!!
CO originally existed as a blog about contemporary jewelry and then a website (promoting the field through the voices of the artists) created by the talented, Marina Elenskaya (artist and editor in chief of the magazine). And as of March 2013, CO now also exists as a bi-annual printed magazine that debuted at this year’s Schmuck. Marina and Sarah Mesritz (the creative director of the mag) launched the first issue, The Archetype, in Munich, which was really exciting for me because they invited me to be a contributing writer/editor for the issue.
Here I am at Schmuck after having my first look inside the magazine. It’s the first time i’ve been published, and in the photo above, the page is opened to my introduction and interview with Karl Fritsch. The segment shows new pieces by the artist that were also exhibited at two Schmuck exhibitions.
Click —–> here for a peak inside.
I also had the pleasure of working with Alexander Blank on another interview about his new series, also exhibited at Schmuck.
The CO team also asked me to help them create a guide for all the Schmuck events this year to help visitors navigate the city. After having contacted every artist or organizer for all the collateral Schmuck exhibition (for photos and information regarding their event), we tried to create a descriptive teaser, basically CO’s Schmuck 2013 picks, highlighting various initiatives we thought were worth seeing. To see the PDF, click —-> here
Below are some photos of Marina and Sarah giving a presentation at the Messe, where the main Schmuck show was situated.
To learn more about the wonderful backpack and suitcase by the design team Hanemaai shown above, click —> here!
Above, Volker Atrops giving some critical feedback to the team, which you should feel free to do also! We are always looking for comments and are eager to hear what you think.
Marina and contributing editor/husband, Chris van der Kaap at the show, Schmuck You, presented by Galerie Biró Junior and featuring the work of Réka Lorincz and Flora Vági.
Super babes Marina with artist and friend, Suzanne Beautyman
Sarah Mestriz toting around the mag and the guide at the Pinakothek der Moderne.
Below is artist/researcher/writer, Aaron Decker, another contributing editor of the CO magazine.
Some team shots, below with superstar, Tanel Veenre
– is a new printed magazine about jewellery and its relation to different fields of art — performance, illustration, photography, etc. Apart from jewellery artists and critics, we feature material researchers, fashion designers, collagists and many more. Our goal is to create a different dimension for jewellery in printed environment. We tell inspiring stories about people and places, touching upon subjects like value, language and presentation.
Our motto is “JEWELLERY IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT “
check it out: OPEN CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS !
“The second issue of the magazine will be about “The Youth” – students, newly graduates, alumni and up-and-coming artists, keeping in mind that being young is not about the age, but about the attitude!
Release date of the second issue – October 2013 launched in Barcelona JOYA/Amsterdam SIERAAD/Eindhoven DDW.
We have created this open call for contributions because we are searching for:
– Projects that connect jewellery to other fields of art/design/fashion: performance, photography, illustration, audiovisual, collage, sculpture, etc.)
– Research projects: material, formal and theoretical
– Great new jewellery!
– Hardworking writers!
Our goal is to show the diversity and potency of the upcoming generation, to outline their standpoint and tendencies and to address the problems and choices the young makers are subject to.
To contribute or for more information, please email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with THE YOUTH as the message subject.
Deadline: beginning of June 2013 “
Check out the CO website to order a physical copy of the first issue.
or, here is the LIST OF RETAILERS :
+Galerie Rob Koudijs AMSTERDAM
+Gallery Ra AMSTERDAM
+Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum AMSTERDAM
+Do You Read Me!? BERLIN
+You Are Here EINDHOVEN
+Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h MONTREAL (QUEBEC)
+ ATTA Gallery BANGKOK
+Chrome Yellow Books LONDON
+ Galley P’LACE DRESDEN