“The idea came to Current Obsession last year, while sitting at the café/bookstore Lost Weekend München and saw dozens of #MJW visitors come in, buy CO Paper, sit down with a cup of coffee, look through the content and plan their route for the day. Paper, being a common denominator, would often sparkle conversations between strangers. And we loved that!”
They thought, why not bring people together in the morning, while all the exhibitions are still closed, so they could enjoy meeting each other, read the Paper and listen to handpicked speakers discussing relevant subjects.
This is Social Club.
This great initiative happened during the Munich Jewellery Week 2006 in where a bunch of creative people from the Art Jewellery field was invited to seat and talk about different topics. The first series of the Current Obsession Social Club happened on Wednesday 24th February 2016 through Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00.
Was really great to have been one of the guest during the interesting conversation generated on Saturday 27th where together with Erin Daily from Brooklyn Metal Works; me, Carolina Gimeno – Bórax08001; Annika Pettersson from A5 and Raewyn Walsh from The Jewellers Guild of Greater Sandringham we were exchanging our experiences and thoughts around creating contemporary jewellery communities and culture around the world… Was a pleasure to see that among the people who came to join us that day was Mónica Gaspar and Lisbeth Den Besten to just name a few…
Here you can read what was the full program of invited artists and the topic of each day:
** Day One: BREAKFAST WITH CO // Meet the team **
Wednesday, February 24th 10:00 – 11:00
Want to meet some of the people who make Current Obsession happen? Several members of the core Current Obsession Team will be there to discuss our latest issue, SUPERNATURAL #4, and the MJW16 PAPER, as well as future goals, ideas and obsessions (of course!).
Sarah Mesritz, Kellie Riggs, Mariah Tuttle
** Day Two: SPREADING THE WORD // New methods in Self Publication, Promotion and Collaboration **
Thursday, February 25th 10:00 – 11:00
More and more artists are contemplating new and fresh ways of exploring and presenting their work. They are taking ownership and creating not only a broader context, but also a wider audience for their work by pioneering collaborations and redefinitions of jewellery’s relationship to other media. Hear the following artists discuss their unique creative avenues of self-publication via books, blogs, and zines.
Adam Grinovich, Hanna Hedman, Carina Shoshtary
** Day Three: GOING ROGUE // Independent Artist-Run Exhibitions in Munich **
Friday, February 26th 10:00 – 11:00
How do they do it? Where to begin? Several experienced artists and hosts from both Munich and abroad will be on hand for an informal discussion on just how they have approached putting together, or supporting artist led exhibitions throughout current and previous iterations of Munich Jewellery Week.
Patricia Domingues, Steven Gordon Holman, Melanie Isverding, Dr. Sylvia Katzwinkel, from 84GHz
** Day Four: CREATING COMMUNITY // Local Hubs of the Contemporary Jewellery World **
Saturday, February 27th 10:00 – 11:00
Meet people who are building contemporary jewellery communities and culture around the world. They all offer unique examples of how different people in different places are shaping the next creative variations of an international language of jewellery. Come hear them reflect on the development of their collectives and how they stay strong, curious, and active.