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Current Obsession is a jewellery magazine and platform based in the Netherlands. Appreciated for its experimental approach and unconventional style, it showcases new ways of presenting and experiencing jewellery. CO collaborates with exceptional designers and artists and develops curatorial projects and events with renowned brands and cultural institutions.

 

CO connects diverse audiences in and outside of the field of jewellery and amplifies the voices of makers. The knowledge and expertise of its team, and their desire to continue to search for what is ‘current’ in the field, have established CO as a trailblazer in contemporary jewellery and beyond, making it the go-to platform for an international and cross-disciplinary network of designers, artists and initiatives.

 

CO’s publishing, curating and facilitating activities span a variety of communities and art genres, though they always relate back to jewellery. CO’s ongoing projects include the communication of Munich Jewellery Week – an international community of independent exhibitions that run parallel with the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades at the Handwerksmesse – the most significant annual event on the contemporary jewellery’s calendar. CO also curates and organises the biennial OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival, which takes place in various cities across the Netherlands. Since 2018 CO is a media partner of New York City Jewelry Week and is responsible for the content development and production of its official newsprint publication.

 

In 2019 CO launched the Social Club Membership Programme, which grants access to exclusive journalistic content and events – online, in print and in real life – and provides the CO community with new ways to show their support.

 

Contact:

CURRENT OBSESSION

Zeeburgerdijk 37H
1093 SL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

magazine@current-obsession.com

 

 

SUBMIT WORK
To share your project, please email:

info@current-obsession.com
with subject line: WORK SUBMISSION

 

PRESS

For press requests please email:

press@current-obsession.com

 

ADVERTISEMENT

For advertising opportunities, please email:
magazine@current-obsession.com
with subject line: ADVERTISEMENT

 

RETAIL
To become our retailer, please email:
magazine@current-obsession.com
with subject line: RETAIL

INTERNSHIP
Current Obsession offers internship positions throughout the year for periods of 3 months. To apply for an internship with us, please send your motivation letter, C.V. and portfolio to: magazine@current-obsession.com with subject line: INTERNSHIP.

Team

FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Marina Elenskaya

 

CO-FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR

Sarah Mesritz

 

ART DIRECTION/GRAPHIC DESIGN

Linda Beumer

Sepus Noordmans

Anna Hennerdal

 

TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Frank Verkade

 

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Chris van der Kaap

Kellie Riggs

Mariah Tuttle

 

COPY EDITORS

Will Pollard

Clementine Edwards

Gemma Doll-Grossman

Nina Moog

 

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIPS

Sofia Nikolaeva

Namh Paul

Poppy Monk

Rebecca Schena

Veronika Muráriková

Roanne Sanchez-Watts

Hadar Lioz

Rae Brown

Julia Fischer

Annelisse Pfeifer

WRITERS

Makiko Akiyama, Liesbeth den Besten, Maurits de Bruijn, Hou Chien Cheng, Aaron Patrick Decker, Clementine Edwards, Gossip Frau, Anna Greer, Adam GrinovichJing He, Geralda Jurriaans-Helle, Colombe d’Humieres, Chris van der Kaap, Frank Koolen, Xue Jing Lim, Case Miller & Joris Lindhout, Doris Maninger, Kamal Nassif, Kellie Riggs, Mariah Tuttle, Julia Walter, Huib Haye van der Werf, Anna-Lena Werner, Veronika Muráriková, Rebecca Schena, Ashley Khirea Wahba

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Rachel de Joodeseverafrahm – Mirka Laura Severa & Michael Frahm, DAN/NAD – Nhat-Vu Dang & Dang-Vu Dang, Jan Hoek, Christoph Sagel / SAGEL AND KRZYKOWSKIEmile BarretEster Grass Vergara, Peter Thomas, Linda BeumerPUTPUT, Trey Wright, Nora TuratoThomas Albdorf, Allyson Riggs, Johan Rosenmunthe, Imke LigthartElza JoPeggy Kuiper, Senta SimondOlya Oleinic

 

ART DIRECTORS/CURATORS

Marcel van Kan, Sagel and Krzykowski, Evelien Bracke, DEPOT BASEL: Rebekka Kiesewetter, Matylda Krzykowski, Laura Pregger, Elias Schäfer, Moritz Walther, IOIA, Anneleen Swillen

WEBSITE COVER IMAGE

Tobias Groot for Current Obsession

 

STRATEGY

Roel van Herpt & Victoria Meniakina of Agency Agency

 

WEBSITE DESIGN

Ranno Ait

 

OBSESSED! + MJW WEBSITES

Ranno Ait in collaboration with Sven Raju & Sepus Noordmans

 

GEM Z PAGE

Design by Sven Raju, Graphics by Tobias Groot

 

PRINTERS
New Goff, Belgium
Rodi Media, The Netherlands

 

DISTRIBUTION

Antenne Books, London, UK

 

This website, and a great number of other creative projects by CO was made possible with the generous support of the

 

If you would like to support us, please get in touch via: magazine@current-obsession.com

 

PIECE BY PIECE
Noon Passama
Atelier Ted Noten
Boris de Beijer & Lonneke van der Palen
Jasper Griepink & Janneke Raaphorst
Volker Atrops

 

SUPPORT & SPECIAL THANKS (INPO)

Fred Mesritz, Fleur Mesritz, Renée van Niekerk, Tatiana Elenskaya, Ismail Ahmic, Ulrike Jurklies, Marcel van Kan, Cathelijne Engelkes, Jantje Fleischhut, Nhat-Vu Dang and Dang-Vu Dang, Willemijn de Wit, Niki van Rooij, Noon Passama, Ruudt Peters, Liesbeth den Besten, Elena Rizzi, Chiaralice Rizzi, Karin De Buysere, René Darmont, Paul Derrez, Ted Noten, Dr. Petra Hölscher, Lissie Kieser, Sylvia Katzwinkel & 84Ghz, Rob Koudijs, Marta Costas Reyes, Rut-Malin Baklund, Sofia Björkman, Bella Neyman, JB Jones, Ashley Khirea Wahba, Pravu Mazumdar, Herman Hermsen, Benedikt Fischer, Stefan Auberg

Stockists

You can shop CURRENT OBSESSION publications and merch directly on our webshop.

 

CURRENT OBSESSION magazine is distributed internationally by Antenne Books London and supplied to selected independent retailers worldwide: contemporary jewellery galleries, independent bookshops, concept stores, international museum shops and other locations of culture and consumption.

 

To become our retailer, please email: magazine@current-obsession.com and we will send you detailed information.

Australia

MELBOURNE
Gallery Funaki
4 Crossley Street
Melbourne, Victoria
www.galleryfunaki.com.au

 

NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
180 St Kilda Road
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

 

SOUTH BRISBANE
Queensland ART Gallery
Grey Street
www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

 

SYDNEY
Museum of Contemporary Art/ The Rocks
140 George Street
www.mca.com.au

 

Waterloo Sydney
Studio 20/17
6b/ 2 Danks St
www.studio2017.com.au

Austria

VIENNA
Lia Wolf Buchhandlung
Bäckerstrasse 2
www.lia.wolf.at

 

Stoss im Himmel 3/3a
A-1010 Wien
www.stossimhimmel.net

Belgium

ANTWERP
Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7
www.beyondfashion.be

Canada

MONTREAL
Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h
4836, Boulevard St-Laurent
www.galerienoelguyomarch.com

Czech Republic

PRAGUE
We exhibit: contemporary jewelry and objects
Úvoz 159/26, 118 00, Praha 1, Hradčany
www.wxhbt.cz

France

LYON
DATTA
10 Rue Griffon
www.datta.fr

 

PARIS
OFR SYSTEM
20, rue Dupetit-Thouars (Carreau du Temple)
www.ofrsystem.com

Germany

BERLIN
Do you read me?!
Auguststrasse 28
www.doyoureadme.de

 

DRESDEN
Gallery P’lace
Obergraben 10
www.place-dresden.de

 

MUNICH
Pinakothek Der Moderne
Barer Straße 40
www.pinakothek.de/en/pinakothek-der-moderne

 

MAINZ
Kunsthalle Mainz

www.kunsthalle-mainz.de/de

Am Zollhafen 3-5

Italy

VENICE
OHMYBLUE
Campo San Tomà
San Polo 2865
www.ohmyblue.it

Japan

TOKYO
CCC – CULTURE CONVENIENCE CLUB CO. Ltd.
www.ccc.co.jp/en/index.html

 

KYOTO
YUY BOOKS
iroiro (いろいろデザイン)
327-2 Tenjinmaecho
www.yuy.jp

 

 

Netherlands

AMSTERDAM

Athenaeum Boekhandel
Spui 14-16
www.athenaeum.nl

 

Frozen Fountain
Prinsengracht 645
www.frozenfountain.nl

 

Gallery Ra
Nes 120
www.galerie-ra.nl

 

Gallery Rob Koudijs
Elandsgracht 12
www.galerierobkoudijs.nl

 

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Museumplein 10
www.stedelijk.nl

 

 

EINDHOVEN
Motta Art Books
Grote Berg 70
www.mottakunstboeken.nl

 

You Are Here Conceptstore
Kleine Berg 32a
www.youarehere.nl

 

 

ROTTERDAM
NAi Booksellers
Musempark 25
www.en.nai.nl

 

‘s-Hertogenbosch
Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch
De Mortel 4
www.sm-s.nl

 

 

TILBURG
Textiel Museum
Goirkestraat 96
www.textielmuseum.nl/en

New Zealand

CHRISTCHRUCH
THE NATIONAL
241 Moorhouse Ave
www.thenational.co.nz

Portugal

LISBON
PIN
Galeria Reverso
Rua da Esperança, nº 59 / 61
www.pin.pt

 

Under the Cover

Rua Marquês Sá da Bandeira 88B

www.underthecover.pt

Singapore

SINGAPORE
BASHEER GRAPHIC BOOKS
Block 231, Bain Street, #04-19
Bras Basah Complex
www.facebook.com/BasheerGraphic

Spain

BARCELONA
Gallery Klimt02
Riera Sant Miquel 65, local 1
www.klimt02.net

 

La Basilica Galeria
C/ Sant Sever 7
www.labasilicagaleria.com

Sweden

GOTHENBURG
Four
Nordhemsgatan 74
www.foursweden.wix.com

 

STOCKHOLM
Konst/ig
Åsögatan 124
www.konstig.se

 

P A P E R C U T
Krukmakargatan 24-26
www.papercutshop.se

Switzerland

LAUSANNE
PAYOT Libraire Place Pepinet
20, rue Dupetit-Thouars (Carreau du Temple)
www.payot.ch/fr/accueil

 

BASEL
Marinsel
Feldbergstrasse 10
http://marinsel.ch

 

CHEXBRES

sérendipité – Céline Debray
Grand’Rue 6
http://serendipite.ch

Taiwan

TAIPEI
大安區泰順街16巷4號, Taipei, Taiwan 106
www.manomanman.com

 

Multi-Arts Corperation

www.multi-arts.com.tw/index.php

Thailand

BANGKOK
ATTA Gallery
O.P. Garden, Unit 1109 4,6
Soi Charoenkrung 36 Charoenkrung Road
www.attagallery.com

 

CEO books
Fl. 2, 120/7-8 Sukumwit 49
Klongtan Nua Vadhana, Bkk 10110 (Song Phi Nong alley)
www.ceobooks.info

United Kingdom

LONDON
Artwords
9 Rivington Street
www.artwords.co.uk

 

Charlotte street news
66 Charlotte St
www.charlottestreetnews.co.uk

 

Ti Pi Tin

 47 Stoke Newington High St

www.tipitin.com

 

Wardour News

118-120 Wardour St

 

magCulture

270 St John Street

*magculture.com/current-obsession-4

 

BATH
Magalleria

22a Broad Street
www.magalleria.co.uk

 

United States of America

LENOX
Sienna Gallery
80 Main Street
Lenox, Massachusetts
www.siennagallery.com

 

LOS ANGELES
The Museum Of Contemporary Art – MOCA STORE
250 South Grand Avenue, LA
www.moca.org

 

NEW YORK
ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave.)
Long Island City, NY
www.artbook.com

 

Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY
www.bkmetalworks.com

 

Charon Kransen Arts
817 West End Avenue, Apt. 11C
New York, NY
www.charonkransenarts.com

 

McNally Jackson Booksellers
52 Prince Street
New York City, NY
www.mcnallyjackson.com

 

 

PORTLAND
TABLE OF CONTENTS
33 NW 4th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
www.tableofcontents.us

 

 

WASINGTON DC
Jewelers Werk
3319 Candy’s Alley, NW
www.jewelerswerk.com

Partners
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