Kammertonen

20.5. – 1.8.2021

“Må vi få kammertonen!” Is a Danish figure of speech, which somewhat translates into ‘Let’s keep a civil tone!’ – and we may, but it is getting harder and harder to keep it civil in a time when the public debate gets increasingly harsh and people find it ok to disparage whole groups without respect of the individual, or when a political debate gets personal and looses its real substance.

This is how jeweler Kim Buck introduces his exhibition ‘Kammertonen’, an exhibition with jewelry and objects which refer to our ways to communicate and to our social media overall.

The title of the exhibition plays on the fine saying about keeping the civil tone, ie minding our mouth. Kim Buck has something to say that concerns us all, and the exhibition communicate important messages and invites reflection on how we behave together: Why does the tone of the public debate sometimes get so harsh, why is it so hard to keep the civil tone?

In the exhibition, standard pitch generators and jewelry with titles such as ‘Løsgænger’, ‘Æv bæv’ and ‘Opblæst’ in a whimsical, understated way will provide food for thought. Here you find puns and craftsmanship in fine union with loving appeals for change. National and religious symbols with new meaning. Recognizable and typical jewelry shapes that have just been given a twist, which means that we now look at them – and at the world around us – in a new way.

The exhibition is kindly supported by:

Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
Statens Kunstfond
Statens Værksteder for Kunst
Kjøbenhavns Guldsmedelaug
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Augustinus Fonden
Beckett Fonden