In this episode, BAJ’s Sofie Boons speaks with two members of the team behind the thought-provoking magazine ‘Current Obsession’. With their magazine, and their first ever Jewellery Hub in the centre of Munich during Munich Jewellery Week, the team want to create a platform for jewellers to showcase broadly, discuss and most importantly re-connect following the Covid-19 Pandemic. Sofie speaks to them about their vision for the magazine and ‘Current Obsession’, the experience of taking centre stage in Munich Jewellery Week and what is next. If you did not have a chance to travel to Munich or catch up with the team at Current Obsession, listen in to a conversation recorded at the buzzing hub – it will be as if you are actually there!
Frank Verkade divides his time between his own artistic practice and those of others, supporting artists through the nebula of skills requisite to a successful art practice. As a part of his Talent Development responsibilities at CO, he co-developed and manages the GEMZ programme.
Marina Elenskaya the co-founder and creative director of Current Obsession; she focuses her research on the advancement of critical discourse in the field of contemporary adornment —jewellery, fashion artefacts, AR filters and body modifications— as essential cultural and personal signifiers.