“Puma”, 2016. ZLR Betriebsimperium (Loukia Richards). Puma is a comment on the impoverished Greek middle class who pawn their heirlooms and replace lost glamour with cheap copies. During the (ongoing) financial crisis many Greeks found out – the hard way – how much worth their jewellery was. As I mentioned in a previous note, Greeks […]Read More Who killed Greek jewellery? or The murderers’ obituary (Last part)
Anti-status jewellery by ZLR Betriebsimperium. Credit: Christoph Ziegler You may read my thoughts on https://klimt02.net/forum/articles/jewellery-contemporary-art-discipline-loukia-richards LIKE our Facebook Page: Initiation2017 Follow us in Twitter: @LoukiaRichards Instagram: loukiarichardsRead More Is jewellery a contemporary art discipline?
Picture: Cycladic diamond, 2007. Loukia Richards. The necklace was inspired by the patterns of cycladic vases (3rd millenium BC) to be seen at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The piece was selected/included in ADORN by Amanda Mansell (2008) featuring 130 international contemporary jewellery artists. Credit: Studio Kominis Athens. Greek jewellers’ secrets of success are […]Read More Secrets of success or Who killed Greek jewellery? (part 3)
Πνύκα _Φωτογραφία Κριστόφ Τσιγκλερ Δεν γνωρίζω περίπτωση Έλληνα καλλιτέχνη, συγγραφέα, μουσικού, ηθοποιού, σκηνοθέτη, σκηνογράφου που να έκανε διεθνή καριέρα χωρίς το έργο του να εκπορεύεται από τα βιώματα και τους συλλογισμους που προέκυψαν από την τριβή του με τον ελληνικό πολιτισμό. Από την Ελλάδα στον κόσμο, θα μπορούσε να ονομαστεί η συνειδητή ή ασυνειδητη στρατηγική […]Read More Μην φερνετε κουκουβαγιες στην Αθηνα!
Loukia Richards, The Washington Diary, 2008 (Detail). Credit: Studio Kominis Athens. The situation I described in the previous note sounds idyllic: it was not. It was a bubble. EU money was flowing into Greece, the Olympic Games made Athenians feel very optimistic about the future, tourism – Greece’s top industry along with shipping – was […]Read More Who killed Greek jewellery? (Part 2)
Picture: One of my favorite designs I created exclusively for the Benaki Museum shop in Koubari Street in Kolonaki, Athens. “The guitar player” (2005) was inspired by a 18th century Cretan embroidery from the Benaki Museum’s collection. Hand embroidery on silk and pearls. Photo credit: Studio Kominis Athens. The golden age for contemporary jewellery art […]Read More Who killed Greek jewellery? (Part I)
Picture: “Talisman for Film Noir Lovers”_Loukia Richards, 2013. The picture/caption was published in Germany’s print weekly Die Zeit (appr. 500.000 readers) in 2013 and left a strong digital trace. Hot air or real business? Fairs, weeks, shows, meetings. More events, more Open Calls, more “jewellery VIPs”, more “nurturing jewellery community bondings”, more phantastic opportunities ask […]Read More It’s the economy, jewellery artist!