Title of presentation: The Real Thing
Kim Buck (born 1957)
Kim Buck is partial to using well-known jewellery motifs such as the heart, the daisy, the signet ring and the cross as a point of departure, but the materials can be anything from precious metals to found objects and ready-mades. With surprising combinations, wordplay and a touch of irony, he questions the conventions of the jewellery business as well as the way national and religious symbols are used and abused. Not least Denmark’s national jewellery, the daisy brooch, is up for scrutinization. To a conceptual artist, raising questions and prompting reflection is most important. The questions raised by Kim Buck through his jewellery and objects touch upon values, ethics and social status. They are questions which reach far beyond the jewellery field itself, as they interfere with our cultural habits and understanding of the self.
Goldsmith 1982. Jewellery designer 1985 Institute of Precious Metals, Copenhagen
Professor at School of Design and Crafts, Jewellery Department, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1999-2001
Guest professor, Metal department, Konstfack, Stockholm Sweden, 2004
Guest professor, Nanjing University of the Arts 2019-
Freelance designer for Hans Hansen, Georg Jensen, Stelton, Lise Aagaard, IDo and others.
Awarded the lifelong grant from The Danish Arts Foundation, 2008
The Danish State Art Foundation
Design Museum Danmark
The Röhss Museum of Art and Crafts, Göteborg, Sweden
Museet på Koldinghus, Denmark
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Museum of Arts and Design - MAD, New York
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo
Manchester Art Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Grassi Museum, Leipzig
Die Neue Samlung, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (Danner Foundation).
Kim Buck - It’s the Thought That Counts, Jorunn Veiteberg, Nyt Nordisk Forlag/Arnold Busk, 2007
The Real Thing, Jewellery and Objects by Kim Buck, Jorunn Veiteberg, Arnoldsche 2021