The age of populism: “Ivanka” at “Trash & Treasures” – Wagner Preziosen Berlin

 

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EN/DE Loukia Richards embroiders on paper her view on the Age of Populism. Her work “Trash plebeian”reflects emotions of wrath, revenge, powerlessness as well as allusions for glamour and class shared by the (so called) “deplorables”, “sans dents” (teethless) alias present day “plebs” of the Western hemisphere.

Loukia Richards verwendet für ihre neue Textilbroschen und -Anhängerserie “Trash plebeian” Fotografien von Populisten, die sie aus Klatsch-Magazinen ausschneidet und bestickt. Die Portraits reflektieren den populären Hunger nach Glanz, Klasse, Neid und Rache. Richards verzerrt ihre Ikonen zu Grimassen und liefert damit ein Kommentar zur Ära des Populismus.

TRASH & TREASURES
JEWELLERY MEETS RECYCLING

A  U  S  T  E  L  L  U  N  G

Clemens Ritter von Wagner
Loukia Richards
Christoph Ziegler
Tine Steen

Eröffnung: 27.4.2017  18 bis 22 Uhr
Ausstellung: 28.4. bis 7.5.2017

Öffnungszeiten:
Montag bis Freitag: 10.30  bis 18.30 Uhr
Samstag: 10.30 bis 16.00 Uhr

Ort:
Wagner Preziosen
Mommsenstraße 4
10629 Berlin

http://www.wagner-preziosen.de
Tel.: +49-30 88 70 77 73

 

 

 

Interested in participating in r SIERAAD Amsterdam 2017 team? Place available for ONE artist!

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This is the Open Call for „Initiation @ ATHENS – AMSTERDAM 2017“

Initiation 2017 @ SIERAAD Amsterdam + Athens Artist Residence/Extreme Culture+Jewellery Trip.

Open call for 6 international jewellery artists who want to participate in Sieraad Amsterdam (9-12 November) with Initiation 2017.
Initiation is a series of jewellery art exhibitions inspired by the impact of ancient culture and mysteries on contemporary life. It follows the succesful show series „Myths“ which was dedicated in promoting Greek jewellery abroad.

For more information, please visit: http://www.initiation2017.com and http://www.myths2015.de and http://www.testdrive2016.tk and http://www.leaveyourcrisis.com

How it works?

We invite you to visit Athens, explore the endless possibilities of an archaic and still vibrant culture, discover its ancient, medieval and modern treasures, meet local makers&artists and design a new series of jewellery inspired by your experiences of a city that never sleeps.

This NEW jewellery is your participation in our curated exhibition Initiation 2017 at Sieraad Amsterdam, 9-12 November 2017.

Athens is the place to be for international artists and designers, as the Greek capital gets ready to co-host DOKUMENTA 2017 Kassel-Athens from April 9 to July 15. However, the ones who cannot make it before July 15 will not be disappointed: the best is yet to come as Post-Dokumenta Athens with myriad of art productions and shows will not let you get bored!

Iniatiation 2017 at Sieraad Amsterdam offers:

1. Participation in Sieraad Amsterdam with our 8 member team.
2. Original exhibition design.
3. Professional placement of objects and lighting effects (optional).
4. Print/digital invitation and project website featuring artists and works.
5. Communication and PR/networking services through the international Press/social media/partners and sponsors/mailing lists.
6. Professional advice on design/sales/promotion issues.
7. A Six-Nights/ Seven Days Artist Residence in down town Athens/Greece in flat/atelier between – early June – mid October 2017.
8. Customized visits of very important art and jewellery collections in Athens.
9. Customized tours of archaic/ ancient/medieval secret Athens topography — including fabulous archeological sites. Insider tips for spots and venues of interest to contemporary jewellery artists and designers.
1o. Customized workshops on Greek culture and Ancient Greek Jewellery.
11. Introduction to popular Greek jewellery techniques. (Optional workshop)
12. Professional advice on possibilities to exhibit in Athens/Greece and presentation of your work in a Dokumenta 14 Athens venue. (Optional)
And much more.

How to apply?
1. Contact us for details on how to apply and the fees at loukiarichards@gmx.de asap.
2. Positive answer? Book your residency in Athens between June – mid October 2017 with a big flat and working place at your disposal in the very heart of the city – no tourist area, just local artists and intellectuals!
3. Book your own ticket and fly to Greece. We will be waiting for you and give you four days of intensive learning, seeing, experiencing culure and jewellery. You also have three days off at your disposal for a revitalising short vacation in Greece’s vibrant capital.
4. See, taste, feel, ask, visit, take notes/pictures, make sketches, try on, ask for book references and tips, talk to locals. Enjoy the experience.
5. Return home. Prepare your Initiation-inspired jewellery for Sieraad 2017. We will consult you online.
6. Come to Amsterdam, get your Sieraad 2017 participant’s free card, find the stand waiting for you to use, promote your experiences and sell your jewellery.

I want to stay longer in Greece. Can I?

We offer you the possibility to stay longer in Athens and explore the city on your own or visit Leonidio, a 19th century town in the Peloponnese, stay in an original 19th century mansion, enjoy the garden, the terraces and the countryside, meet locals, get to know the still living archaic traditions of Arcadia, visit more creeds of Greek civilization: Homeric Mykene, ancient Sparta and byzantine Mystras, work in a spacious atelier for as long as you like and get reborn after a tough day of work by walking through the red canyon’s wild landscape.

Contact us for more information at loukiarichards@gmx.de

Q&A

1. I like the idea of a trip to Greece and the jewellers’ special program, but I do not want to participate in Sieraad. Is it possible to book a trip without the international show?

Yes! Contact us to schedule your customized visit between June – October 2017.

2. I love the idea of visiting Greece and being part of the Initiation team, but I cannot come to Amsterdam. Can you represent, promote and sell my jewellery?

Contact us to discuss terms and conditions for this service.

3. I love the idea of Sieraad but I do not want to visit Greece, I have my own ideas for the Initiation show. Can I participate in your team?

No! Initiation is a team show we design, coordinate, curate. You are free to develop your ideas, but we want designers and artists to interact with us. We do not sublet a stand and present jewelry made by various artists in different styles one next to the other. We do not see any meaning eithet for us or for you in doing so. We want our team to share a common vision and spirit, that’s why we have to meet in Greece. When you are there, you will understand how important it is to see Greece and understand its living mythology.

4. Can’t we meet elsewhere? In Berlin or Hamburg or Amsterdam?

Athens is the hottest place to be for German and international artists right now. Artists get positioned for Dokumenta 2017 and other cultural opportunities which will arise next year in the post-Dokumenta Athens. Artists go to the capital of Greece to find out what’s this new creativity the crisis brought to explosion and everybody talks about; artists get inspired by the „de Chirico“ light, the spatial abundance and the „anarchy“ in Athens urban network; if you want to visit a place everything is under move and change, you do not go anymore to Berlin where establishment has occupied what was available in the early 2000s. If you want to to experience change despite the rough conditions of living in Greece, you go to Athens – the „new Berlin“.

In Greece you see the amazing tradition of using jewelry as a talisman or as a magic chain to connect generations and memory or as a gender symbol or as part of every day life. In addition to that, the collections of archaic and ancient jewellery we will introduce you to and analyse their visual language and meaning will change your perception of what your art and metier is about. It is a must for every contemporary jewellery designer to visit Greece.

5. Why not go on my own and read a guide or tips on the internet?

It is hard, if not impossible, to find all the connections we will make clear for you to understand in a book, an internet article or a classical guide. We won’t show you what the average tourist wants to see, but what a jewellery designer needs to see to understand and to grow in his/her profession.

Loukia is a native Athenian and at the same time an international artist and curator. She will give you customized tips responding to what YOU want and need to see and make you aware of historical, anthropological and cultural connections that will place new knowledge in the context of contemporary art and design. She lives and works in Greece, Germany and the Netherlands and can navigate easily through three distinct cultures and build bridges of meaning. Together with her partner Christoph Ziegler she participates in various Athens Dokumenta 14 relevant projects.

Christoph as a German artist will show you amazing Athenian spots that no average local guide will ever think of being interesting for a foreigner to see, because his taste and view is not Greek. With studies and long living experience in Berin and Marseille, he will also give you his „foreigner’s tips for living in Greece like a Greek God“ and explain to you in a straight forward way the big creative challenges an international artist may find in the contemporary Greek art scene.
 
6. I am interested in having a show in Greece. What are the possibilities?

Many! It depeds on what you want and when you want it. Contact us to discuss the issue.

7. I would like to join the team but I would like to visit Athens with my husband/wife/partner/friend etc. who is not a designer. Is it possible?

Yes! Please contact us.

8. I like the idea and I would like to stay more in Athens and /or visit Leonidio have vacations and work at the old mansion’s atelier. Is it possible?

Yes! Please contact us.

9. I would like to join the team but I would like to visit Athens with my husband/wife/partner/friend etc. who is a designer but does not want to participate in Initiation. Is it possible?

Yes! Please contact us.

10. I find thrilling what you write, but jewellery is not my thing. Do you have other offers for artists coming from different fields or art lovers?

Yes! Textile – Sculpture – Creative Drawing – Traditional Greek cooking for vegetarians and vegans – Extreme Culture & Extreme Nature – Puppet theater productions for children – Communication & Project Building workshops.

Please contact us at loukiarichards@gmx.de

Open call: Initiation @ Dokumenta ATHENS + Sieraad AMSTERDAM 2017

Photo: Views Athens 2017.

Initiation 2017 @ SIERAAD Amsterdam + Athens Artist Residence/Extreme Culture+Jewellery Trip.

Open call for 6 international jewellery artists who want to participate in Sieraad Amsterdam (9-12 November) with Initiation 2017.

Initiation is a series of jewellery art exhibitions inspired by the impact of ancient culture and mysteries on contemporary life. The first group show Initiation 2017 just took place during Munich Jewellery Week 2017 (8-11 March) and was featuring in Current Obsession’s “Critic’s choices”.

Initiation follows the succesful show series “Myths” (Berlin 2013/Hamburg 2014/Munich Jewellery Week 2015/ Sieraad 2015/Munich Jewellery Week 2016/Grassimesse Leipzig 2016/ Sieraad 2016) which was dedicated in promoting Greek jewellery abroad.

For more information, please visit: http://www.initiation2017.com and http://www.myths2015.de and http://www.testdrive2016.tk and http://www.leaveyourcrisis.com

How it works?

We invite you to visit Athens, explore the endless possibilities of an archaic and still vibrant culture, discover its ancient, medieval and modern treasures, meet local makers&artists and design a new series of jewellery inspired by your experiences of a city that never sleeps.
This NEW jewellery is your participation in our curated exhibition “Initiation 2017” at Sieraad Amsterdam, 9-12 November 2017.

Athens also called “New Berlin” for its undiscovered possibilities to develop and show art work is the place to be for international artists and designers, as the Greek capital gets ready to co-host DOKUMENTA 2017 Kassel-Athens from April 9 to July 15. However, the ones who cannot make it before July 15 will not be disappointed: the best is yet to come as Post-Dokumenta Athens is scheduling a systmatic approach to promotng art and the city with myriad of shows and events that will not let you get bored!

Initiation 2017 at Sieraad Amsterdam offers:

1. Participation in Sieraad Amsterdam with our 8 member team.

2. Original exhibition design.

3. Professional placement of objects and lighting effects (optional).

4. Print/digital invitation and project website featuring artists and works.

5. Communication and PR/networking services through the international Press/social media/partners and sponsors/mailing lists.

6. Professional advice on design/sales/promotion issues.

7. A Six-Nights/ Seven Days Artist Residence in down town Athens/Greece in flat/atelier between – early June – mid October 2017.

8. Customized visits of very important art and jewellery collections in Athens.

9. Customized tours of archaic/ ancient/medieval secret Athens topography — including fabulous archeological sites. Insider tips for spots and venues of interest to contemporary jewellery artists and designers.

1o. Customized workshops on Greek culture and Ancient Greek Jewellery.

11. Introduction to popular Greek jewellery techniques. (Optional workshop )

12. Professional advice on possibilities to exhibit in Athens/Greece and presentation of your work in a Dokumenta 14 Athens venue. (Optional)

And much more.

How to apply?

1. Contact us for details on how to apply and the fees at loukiarichards@gmx.de by March 31.

2. Positive answer? Book your residency in Athens between mid May- mid October 2017 with a big flat and working place at your disposal in the very heart of the city – the local artists and intellectuals area!

3. Book your own ticket and fly to Greece. We will be waiting for you and give you four days of intensive learning, seeing, experiencing culure and jewellery. You also have three days off at your disposal for a revitalising short vacation in Greece’s vibrant capital.

4. See, taste, feel, ask, visit, take notes/pictures, make sketches, try on, ask for book references and tips, talk to locals. Enjoy the experience.

5. Return home. Prepare your Initiation-inspired jewellery for Sieraad 2017. We will consult you online.

6. Come to Amsterdam, get your Sieraad 2017 participant’s free card, find the stand waiting for you to use, promote your experiences and sell your jewellery.

I want to stay longer in Greece. Can I?

We offer you the possibility to stay longer in Athens and explore the city on your own or visit Leonidio, a 19th century town in the Peloponnese, stay in an original 19th century mansion, enjoy the garden, the terraces and the countryside, meet locals, get to know the still living archaic traditions of Arcadia, visit more creeds of Greek civilization: Homeric Mykene, ancient Sparta and byzantine Mystras, work in a spacious atelier for as long as you like and get reborn after a tough day of work by walking through the red canyon’s wild landscape.

For more information write at loukiarichards@gmx.de

MORE Q&As:

1. I like the idea of a trip to Greece and the jewellers’ special program, but I do not want to participate in Sieraad. is it possible to book a trip without the international show?

Yes! Contact us to schedule your customized visit between May – October 2017.

2. I love the idea of visiting Greece and being part of the Initiation team, but I cannot come to Amsterdam. Can you represent, promote and sell my jewellery?

Contact us to discuss terms and conditions for this service.

3. I love the idea of Sieraad but I do not want to visit Greece, I have my own ideas for the Initiation show. Can I participate in your team?

No! Initiation is a team show we design, coordinate, curate. You are free to develop your ideas, but we want designers and artists to interact with us. We do not sublet a stand and present jewelry made by various artists in different styles one next to the other. We do not see any meaning eithet for us or for you in doing so. We want our team to share a common vision and spirit, that’s why we have to meet in Greece. When you are there, you will understand how important it is to see Greece and understand its living mythology.

4. Can’t we meet elsewhere? In Berlin or Hamburg or Amsterdam?

Athens is the hottest place to be for German and international artists right now. Artists get positioned ahead of Dokumenta 2017 and other cultural opportunities which will arise next year in Athens. Artists go to the capital of Greece to find out what’s this new creativity the crisis brought to explosion and everybody talks about; artists get inspired by the „de Chirico“ light, the spatial abundance and the „anarchy“ in Athens urban network; if you want to visit a place everything is under move and change, you do not go anymore to Berlin where establishment has occupied what was available in the early 2000s. If you want to to experience change despite the rough conditions of living in Greece, you go to Athens – the “new Berlin”.
In Greece you see the amazing tradition of using jewelry as a talisman or as a magic chain to connect generations and memory or as a gender symbol or as part of every day life. In addition to that, the collections of archaic and ancient jewellery we will introduce you to and analyse their visual language and meaning will change your perception of what your art and metier is about. It is a must for every contemporary jewellery designer to visit Greece.

5. Why not go on my own and read a guide or tips on the internet?

It is hard, if not impossible, to find all the connections we will make clear for you to understand in a book, an internet article or a classical guide. We won’t show you what the average tourist wants to see, but what a jewellery designer needs to see to understand and to grow in his/her profession.

Loukia is a native Athenian and at the same time an international artist and curator. She will give you customized tips responding to what YOU want and need to see and make you aware of historical, anthropological and cultural connections that will place new knowledge in the context of contemporary art and design. She lives and works in Greece, Germany and the Netherlands and can navigate easily through three distinct cultures and build bridges of meaning.

Christoph is a German artist familiar well involved in the local art scene and fluent in Greek who will show you amazing Athenian spots that no average local guide will ever think of being interesting for a foreigner – and an artist- to see. With studies and long living experience in Berin and Marseille, he will also give you his “foreigner’s tips for living in Greece like a Greek God” and explain to you in a straight forward way the big creative challenges an international artist may find in contemporary Greek society.

6. I am interested in having a show in Greece. What are the possibilities?

Many! It depeds on what you want and when you want it. Contact us to discuss the issue.

7. I would like to join the team but I would like to visit Athens with my husband/wife/partner/friend etc. who is not a designer. Is it possible?

Yes! Please contact us.

8. I like the idea and I would like to stay more in Athens and /or visit Leonidio have vacations and work at the old mansion’s atelier. Is it possible?

Yes! Please contact us.

9. I would like to join the team but I would like to visit Athens with my husband/wife/partner/friend etc. who is a designer but does not want to participate in Initiation. Is it possible?

Yes! Please contact us.

10. I find thrilling what you write, but jewellery is not my thing. Do you have other offers for artists coming from different fields or art lovers?

Yes! Textile – Sculpture – Creative Drawing – Traditional Greek cooking for vegetarians and vegans – Extreme Culture & Extreme Nature – Puppet theater productions for children – Communication & Project Building workshops.

Please contact us at loukiarichards@gmx.de

Everything is (still) easy under the sun!

Photos: Installation with works by Margarita Skokou at Galerie Weltraum Munich during Munich Jewellery Week 2015/Myths 2015. Credit: Christoph Ziegler. New works featuring in the installation at Cine Trianon Athens. Credit: Antonis Skokos. The show “Everything is easy under the sun” opens on 3 April 2017 and is curated by ZLR Betriebsimperium.

You may read below the text – English and German version – for Margarita Skokou’s participation in Myths 2015 at Munich Jewellery Week. In two weeks Skokou presents an intrepid follow up of the 2015 work by the same title: “Everything is easy under the sun”.

EN/ Margarita Skokou

Man and woman is one and the same. This is the message which Margarita Skokou sends with her paintings, ceramics and jewellery. “I often paint women with penis and men with breasts to show that we are all the same human being, in body and mind, in life and love,” she says.
Skokou’s works on paper, canvas, clay or silver remind us of Hermaphrodite, the perfect creature in archaic thought. Greeks thought Hermaphrodite was the child of Hermes and Aphrodite.
In Skokou’s works creatures with giant wings come and go; they are messengers of joy and fulfill everything their heart desires with outmost simplicity.
Margarita Skokou studied painting and ceramics at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She had solo exhibitions in Athens, Paris, Luxembourg, Düsseldorf, as well as in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and France.
Collectors of her work include: “Cercle Munster”/Luxembourg, Vorres Museum/Greece, Museum of Contemporary Art/Thessaloniki, City Hall of Duddange/Luxembourg, Stadtmuseum and St. Anna Hospital Cultural Centre/Düsseldorf.

DE/ Margarita Skokou

Die Künstlerin Margarita Skokou behauptet, dass Mann und Frau gleich denken, fühlen und lieben. „Alles ist leicht unter die Sonne“, lautet der Titel ihrer Schmuckserie für die Ausstellung “Mythen 2015”.
Beflügelte Liebeswesen verkünden uns, dass es keinen Unterschied und keinen Konflikt zwischen den beiden Geschlechtern gibt. Sie zelebrieren mit gleicher Freude und Intensität ihre befreiende Sexualität.
Hermaphrodit, das Kind von Hermes und Aphrodite – halb Frau, halb Mann – der perfekte Mensch der archaischen Kultur, wird von Skokou zum Vermittler dieser Botschaft ausgewählt.

Cine Trianon participates in the art project “Victoria Square” by US artist Rick Lowe for Dokumenta 14. ZLR Betrebsimperium aka Chrisstoph Ziegler + Loukia Richards curate the monthy art show series at Cine Trianon’s lobby.

Interested in participating in our project?

Contact us at

loukiarichards@gmx.de

LINKS:

www.cinetrianon.gr
www.zlr-betriebsimperium.tk
www.myths2015.deAusstellg_27

What makes SCHMUCKWOCHE MÜNCHEN so special?

Photo: “Shopping mall” at Galerie der Künstler, Munich. Credit: Christoph Ziegler.

Here is a list of reasons.

  1. You meet old friends. You make new friends. You meet so many people with the same passion: Jewellery. You get feedback.
  2. MJW has a strickt structure AND gives you a lot of freedom to improvise or add your own contribution. That makes a great mixture!
  3. Innovation is written on Bavarian culture + business sector DNA. This is the city to see, meet, follow avant garde art.
  4. MJW feels like a 4 days long urban party. You get high and there is no side effects or a day after!
  5. You mentor for free, you get mentored for free (always ask questions!).
  6. You meet jewellery art’s “legendary monsters” (and they do not bite!).
  7. You exchange/trade/swap insider information.
  8. You brainstorm for hours over a glas of beer planning new ventures, discussing new impulses, forging new alliances.
  9. You get so many offers and tips to develop your business or enter new territories.
  10.  Munich is one of the major art cities of Europe: Alte Pinakothek, Villa Stuck, Pinakothek der Moderne, Glyptothek – just to mention a few addresses of world class significance. It is the ideal environment for artists, art critics, art dealers and art lovers.

SCHMUCK, Munich Jewellery Week and Business Week, Munich Creative Business Week: there are various facets of the big March event for the city of Munich. Behind the above mentioned institutions you find long term passion, planning, expertise, commitment and vision. There are many “art or jewellery weeks” around the world, but it is not the same. However their organizers can certainly profit from the experience of MJW; never forget: Rome was not build in a day!

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After Myths 2015 and Test Drive 2016, Initiation 2017 was our third participation in MJW. We will be back with a new project next year, for we hate standardisation and would be bored to death if we had to repeat the same patterns of success!

LINKS:

http://www.initiation2017.com

http://www.testdrive2016.tk

http://www.myths2015.de

http://www.zlr-betriebsimperium.tk

Tarot Moebling: A different approach to jewellery via group bonding.

Yesterday’s Tarot Moebling at #Initiation2017 – Florian Trampler Gallery – Munich Jewellery Week.
We interpreted the following cards: The Wheel of Fortune – The High Priestess -The Hierophant – The Star.
Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler

http://www.initiation2017.com

Marietta Karamaria: Artemis means the Avenger

Photo credit: Panagiotis Skouloukas

A hunter shoots deer in a state protected reserve and his co-villagers protect him with “omerta“.

Who-dunn-it? Nobody knows…

The deer, Artemis’ sacred animal, a totemic relic from the pre-Olympian period, ignites Marietta Karamaria’s protest through a new jewellery series named: “Averting Artemis”.

“Devoted and caring as the goddess Artemis, I try to protest for all the burned forests and murdered deer in my island, by transforming my work to a means of raising my voice to defend their rights.
In my new series, I reflect upon a young “Punk Artemis” who fights for her environment and use mostly natural materials and edgy forms to create strong statements through my jewellery”.

The hubris committed is always followed by the nemesis.

http://www.initiation2017.com

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