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Kim Buck

Jeweller
Published: 29.09.2020

Intro
Kim Buck is not only a goldsmith but a maker illustrating and rewriting the perceptions of what defines jewelry, while at the same time dismantling its boundaries. Having owned his studio and gallery in the historical center of Copenhagen since 1989, Kim's experience also includes teaching as a professor at various educational institutions and participating in both solo and group exhibitions, and museum collections around the world.

Statement

Though Kim's jewelry lives as a testament of technical research, it is equally relevant that the pieces are contemporary in their material, expressions, and questions raised. Kim dares to reflect the common values associated with jewelry, in efforts to rewrite and possibly rearrange. Yet, at the same time and with equal intention, creating jewelry that longs to be worn.


Crossing Borders, 2016 - 2017
Pendants made from used beer cans.
The refund system, which is quite a simple system that ensures that materials are recycled, breaks down when you cross borders in Europe. The good intention does not survive a border crossing. I use beer cans as a symbol of all the other good intentions, that in recent years, crashes when you cross the borders in Europe.
Every pendant is made with the material from one beer can. They are made with "potato casting" a form of lost wax casting where you use the steam pressure from the most of the surface of a halved potato to force the molten aluminium into the mold. This is necessary because of the high surface tension of molten aluminium. The cooling time is controlled so that the metal forms visible crystals on the surface when cooling down. The only post-processing is that I cut off the sprue and put my name stamp in.

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2021:
Exhibition  28 Oct 2021 - 13 Nov 2021  From Collect in Denmark.
Exhibition  02 Sep 2021 - 02 Oct 2021  KGB by Kim Buck, Tore Svensson and Karin Seufert.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2021 - 01 Aug 2021  Danish Jewellery Box, Contemporary Jewellery Design.
2020:
Exhibition  19 Dec 2020 - 31 Mar 2021  The Palace of Shattered Vessels: Light Catchers.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020  Chinese Mythology.
Meeting  21 May 2020 - 24 May 2020  Jewellery Symposium Haxthäuser Hof 2020: Follow your Bliss.
Exhibition  14 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020  BEIGE.
Exhibition  03 May 2020 - 17 May 2020  Opening Exhibition of The Closer Gallery: Jewelry in Portraits.
Exhibition  25 Mar 2020 - 26 Apr 2020  From Collect.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Schmuck 2020.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2020 - 14 Jun 2020  Works and Days. In dialogue across time and space.
2019:
Exhibition  15 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  Evolution. 1st Wearable Art Exhibition.
Exhibition  01 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019  See The Big From The Small.
Open call  21 Oct 2019 - 20 Jun 2020  Open Call for Chinese Mythology, a Curated Exhibition.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 19 Oct 2019  Daisy Daisy Daisy.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 15 Dec 2020  Worthy of a Queen.
Exhibition  19 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019  One: Craft and Art. FROOTS documenta in Beijing.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Galerie Rosemarie Jager at Frame 2019.
2018:
Workshop  01 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018  The Brooch: Front to Back a workshop with Kim Buck.
Exhibition  28 Jul 2018 - 30 Nov 2018  One: Craft and Art. FROOTS documenta.
Exhibition  21 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018  Weightlessness.
2017:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018  Bring It On. Danish Contemporary Jewellery.
Meeting  25 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017  Parcours Bijoux 2017.
Exhibition  21 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017  KGB in Lisbon.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017  Galerie Rosemarie Jäger at TRESOR Basel 2017.
Award giving  20 May 2017 - 20 May 2017  Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver Winners 2017.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017  Kazumi Nagano, Kimiaki Kageyama and Kim Buck.
Exhibition  20 Jan 2017 - 05 Feb 2017  Connected. Part 1.
2016:
Meeting  05 Dec 2016 - 05 Dec 2016  Hyper Daily 2016 Symposium.
Exhibition  10 Nov 2016 - 17 Jan 2017  Triple Parade exhibitions in Tianjin & Beijing.
Meeting  10 Nov 2016 - 16 Jan 2017  Triple Parade 2016.
Exhibition  05 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016  Boiling Pot.
Exhibition  21 Oct 2016 - 06 Nov 2016  Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Silvia Walz & Kim Buck.
2015:
Exhibition  13 Oct 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  The Danish Jewellery Box at Seoul.
Meeting  03 Oct 2015 - 08 Nov 2015  The City of Jewellery: Award, Exhibition and Seminar.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2015 - 12 Sep 2015  Koru 5 Exhibition.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
Exhibition  05 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2014:
Exhibition  06 Dec 2014 - 23 Dec 2014  What Matters.
Exhibition  10 Oct 2014 - 06 Nov 2014  Life Savers.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2014 - 19 Jul 2014  Différence et Répétition.
Exhibition  03 Jun 2014 - 21 Sep 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2014 - 11 May 2014  From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery.
2013:
Exhibition  20 Oct 2013 - 10 Nov 2013  Keeping Up with the Times.
Exhibition  07 Sep 2013 - 28 Sep 2013  Morgenland und Abendland.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2013 - 18 Jul 2013  KGB.
Exhibition  28 Jun 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  From the Coolest Corner.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013  Lahti Schmuck.
2012:
Exhibition  03 May 2012 - 02 Jun 2012  Kim Buck: The Newest Testament.
2011:
Exhibition  09 Sep 2011 - 09 Oct 2011  THE RING - jewel forever.
2003:
Exhibition  12 Oct 2003 - 26 Nov 2003  Jewellery by Kim Buck and Andrea Wippermann.

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Book:  The Real Thing - The Aegte Vare. Jewellery and Objects by Kim Buck. Veiteberg, JorunnArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2021
Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Book:  Silver Meetings 2. Contemporary Jewellery in Legnica 2012 - 2019. Gallery of Art in LegnicaGallery of Art in Legnica:  Legnica,  2019
Book:  Hnoss depended. Galleri hnoss:  Gotheborg,  2008
Book:  From the Coolest Corner. Nordic Jewellery. den Besten, Liesbeth; Veiteberg, Jorunn; Jönsson, Love; Ruutiainen, PäiviArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart, 
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