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.
#1 Archetype Issue /SS – 2013/ is about an iconic shape in jewellery; like a wedding ring, a pearl necklace, a bead, etc. Current Obsession examines the meaning of these pieces through the standpoints of history, trends, and society. Young photographers are invited to communicate their visual language through subjects of jewellery.
#2 Youth Issue /AW – 2013/ discusses intensely charged subject of youth that has a personal meaning to all of us. Youth is an elusive, intangible moment between the babbling childhood and self-reflexive rest: a dream, a failure, an expectation, a change and a future. CURRENT OBSESSION pursues the subject by means of collective discussions, series of interviews and editorial collaborations.
#3 Fake Issue / 2014 / Current Obsession finds itself caught up in the issue of Fake. 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.