A Critical Goldsmith. An Essay on Kim Buck Jewellery by Jorunn Veiteberg

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Published: 29.07.2021
Kim Buck. Object: Salt for One Egg, 2008. 1 Kg silver.. 9.4 cm. Kim Buck
Object: Salt for One Egg, 2008
1 Kg silver.
9.4 cm
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Excerpt taken from Jorun Veiteberg, ‘The Goldsmith as a Conceptual Artist’, in: Kim Buck: Den ægte vare – The Real Thing, Arnoldsche, Stuttgart, 2020, pp. 72–89, here pp. 75–77.

One reason why Kim Buck is so keen to explore the significance and meaning of jewellery has to do with his education and self-perception. He calls himself a goldsmith, not a jewellery artist. Even though he has been a professor of art jewellery at universities of arts, crafts and design in Gothenburg and Stockholm, he himself did not attend such universities. Quite the contrary, he followed the classic training for goldsmiths. After spending four years as an apprentice in Aarhus, he received his journeyman’s certificate in 1982. He then worked at Atelier Max Pollinger in Munich for one year and finished his training at the Institute of Precious Metals in Copenhagen (1983–1985).