Editor's introduction by André Gali
On crafts economy
Crafts economy is booming, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that craftspersons are well paid for their work.
Thanks to private museums and international art fairs it has become trendy to collect contemporary art, and for the newly wealthy this hobby represents the easiest way to gain social status and recognition. But how does this affect the market for crafts, and who collects ceramics today?
After the End of Contemporary Jewellery
Liesbeth den Besten and Ted Noten have both published manifestos for a ‘new’ contemporary jewellery. André Gali reflects on these, and on a discussion between ‘content providers’ – critics, writers and editors within the contemporary field of jewellery – that took place in Munich during Schmuck, the annual jewellery week.
Ceramic objects, Oligarchs and Tailors: A Seminar Report
Art historian Christer Dynna summarizes discussions raised at the seminar The Ceramic Object – To Make, Promote and Collect, held on 13 March 2014 at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.