Tune In by Kim Buck

Exhibition  /  09 Feb 2023  -  02 Mar 2023
Published: 26.01.2023
Kim Buck. Pendant: In Tune, 2020. Silver, wood. Kim Buck
Pendant: In Tune, 2020
Silver, wood
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I’ve always worked in a breadth of media, making jewellery, hollowware, and other types of objects. In this exhibition, I’m showing a series of four-tone generators, each producing a concert pitch; A 440 Hertz. I see them as a natural component of the jewellery project I call ‘Kammertonen’ or ‘Tune In’ which is spotlighted here. In this case, they set the tone for the entire exhibition. Although they produce sound, I don’t envision them as musical instruments. Rather, they are creature-like, inquisitive and asking for interaction, coming alive at the hand of the spectator.

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Kim Buck
A 440 Hertz is a concert pitch and a reference for tuning orchestras. In native Denmark, the concert pitch is called ‘kammertonen’, and features in an idiom. To ask for the concert pitch, or ’kammertonen,’ is to plead for respectful conversation and discourse. It is to listen, to stay in tune with one another instead of privileging the polarising opinions of individuals at the expense of community and collectivity.

Other work on display is jewellery which has been developed in a similar spirit: investigating and altering idioms, both those that exist in our language and in our visual culture.

Kim Buck has been a goldsmith and artist based in Copenhagen since the 80s. The merit list is long with honorary assignments, exhibitions, prizes, and recognitions. Among many other things, he has been adjunct professor at HDK University in Gothenburg, visiting professor at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm and visiting professor at the Art Institute of Nanjing University. His works can be found in collections such as the MAD Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the em>Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Opening night: Thursday 9th of February 17.00 - 20.00h.

Opening hours in December: Tuesday to Friday: 11.00 - 18-00. Saturday: 11.00 - 15.00.
Other hours on appointment.
Kim Buck. Brooch: iBrooch, 2019. Silver, maple wood. Kim Buck
Brooch: iBrooch, 2019
Silver, maple wood
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Kim Buck. Pendant: In Focus, 2019. Silver, wood. Kim Buck
Pendant: In Focus, 2019
Silver, wood
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