This is ZLR Betriebsimperium’s jewellery art manifesto. Jewellery artists should leave their ivory tower and open up to the challenges of the real world. Working on your emotions and thematising it, as many jewellery artists do, is great and therapeutical, but after all, who cares about how you feel? Look around you and wonder: Why […]Read More Jewelry artists, leave your ivory tower asap!
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Visual notes by Loukia Richards on the consequences of Covid-19 on the economy, the arts and the arts&crafts market. Photo credit: Chistoph Ziegler. Order a print version of SM*CK Magazine and get the visual note for free! http://www.smck.org
The e-Residency program “Helen’s Dress” was an innovative answer to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The e-Residency replaced the scheduled, same name, „physical residency“ in Vamvakou (Greece) which had to be canceled. Both the AIR and e-Residency program was designed and curated by visual artists Christoph Ziegler and Loukía Richards aka ZLR Betriebsimperium after a duo’s original idea […]Read More Helen’s Dress_e-Residency_A Wrap Up
E-commerce caveat What did we learn from e-dealing with vintage jewellery and objects over the years By ZLR Betriebsimperium Selling online is an additional step to promote your work. However, before you plunge into the e-commerce-euphoria, you should consider the following: 1. Customs. The war on global trade includes controls and fees which may influence […]Read More Jewellery+e-commerce: It’s not what you think!
“Shoot the shit out of your brains” – Προτροπή της Λένας Κιτσοπουλου από την *ταινία* της. “Shit the shooter in your brain, Lena”, Προτροπή δική μου προς τη δημιουργό. Το καλοκαίρι 2007 χιλιάδες στρέμματα στον Εθνικό Δρυμό της Πάρνηθας έγιναν σταχτη. Ο ουρανός της Αττικής ήταν επί μέρες σκοτεινός. Η βεράντα μου καλύφθηκε από κίτρινη […]Read More “Shit the shooter in your brain, Lena”
Stay Home, Read-Reflect, Be Merry: Upcycled Lamps by Christoph Ziegler made of 100% processed Greek trash and vintage parts. For stock/price catalogue, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Photo credit: Christoph ZieglerRead More At home and enlighted
Picture: Greta seen through the layers of Virtual Exhibition. Credit: Christoph Ziegler The changes in social behavior and values covid-19 initiated will not leave the contemporary jewellery scene unaffected. Some artists believe virtual exhibitions is the answer to the crisis. I think virtual exhibitions, compared to non-virtual ones, feel like watching The Swan Lake on […]Read More Business or Bubble? The million dollar question jewellers need to answer.
Text and works by Virginia Jakim: Club / Bozo (hands) / Bozo. Buenos Aires – Berlin, March 2020. “In recent years, I witnessed both in social media and during Schmuck, how the Contemporary Jewellery world has become either too centripetal, or some kind of popular girls club, acting “woke” but in reality reproducing all […]Read More You feel as if you are not succeeding fast enough-A Jewellery artist’s Open Letter
Photos: Moebling by Christoph Ziegler. Cedit: Loukia Richards and Christoph Ziegler. To participate, please e-mail: email@example.com For more information, read following text: Visual artist Christoph Ziegler explores the physical and emotional relationship between human body and object or, more precise, between man and furniture. The self portrait series Moebling by the German sculptor and performance […]Read More Fee free Tele-Moebling! Participate in the indoors art project!