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 gives a voice to 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.