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Current Obsession: Upcoming Release of the #3 FAKE Issue

Book presentation  /  16 Jun 2014
Published: 04.06.2014
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Intro
Current Obsession finds itself caught up in the issue of Fake. And while this may sound like a painful acquisition, we sense Fake to be much more revealing and promising than the negation of reality and originality it implies.
CURRENT OBSESSION - is a new biannual magazine discussing jewellery as a part of today’s visual culture. Searching for common subjects that connect jewellery to other disciplines CURRENT OBSESSION features jewellery, fashion and product designers, fine artists, illustrators and photographers. CURRENT OBSESSION encourages a dialogue within the field of contemporary jewellery and stirs new relations with art, design and fashion. CURRENT OBSESSION is becoming a potent platform for new expression in contemporary jewellery, pushing back the borders of what jewellery can be.

#3 Fake Issue / 2014 /
Current Obsession finds itself caught up in the issue of Fake. And while this may sound like a painful acquisition, we sense Fake to be much more revealing and promising than the negation of reality and originality it implies. Fake deconstructs a given identity and makes deep marks into the superficiality of value, production and glamour. Fake is like the shadow cast by the inflated value balloon we try to uphold, incidentally revealing a remarkable form of ingenuity. It also captures a sense of humour and engagement we as a magazine feel inspired by.


Featuring:
* Extra ! Poster by Lisa Walker + Åbäke
* Interview with Pinar&Viola - Fake=Fearless
* Piece by Piece - Boris de Beijer & Lonneke van der Palen
* Statement piece - Céline Manz
* Travel - Istanbul
* Bling is Ok! - by Kellie Riggs
* Shanzhai of Shanzhai - by Jing He
* Statement piece - Charlotte Van de Velde
* The Way of the Future - Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng
* Material - use 2 b usb by Rebecca Stephany
* Exhibition - CRAFT & BLING BLING - FAKE with Philipp Eberle, Adam Grinovich, Sophie Hanagarth, Jing He, Kevin Hughes, Rainer Kaasik-Aaslav, Florian Milker, Edgar Mosa, Barbara Schrobenhauser, Julia Walter, Florian Weichsberger, Mallory Weston
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