follow your bliss



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


Public collections:

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







26.05. - 29.05.2022

51. Schmucksymposium Haxthäuserhof (former Zimmerhof)

55218 Ingelheim am Rhein - Haxthäuser Hof 2


Postbank Ulrike Ortwein IBAN: DE95 1001 0010 0957 7611 28  BIC: PBNKDEFF