Embroidery is the new black

EN/GR “OXI!/NO!”. Loukia Richards, 2010. Embroidery of 18th and 19th century Greek traditional motifs on old Greek flag. Credit: Studio Kominis Athens. “By 2030 3D printing will overtake conventional manufacturing in the fashion industry making exquisite embroidery and hand-crafted pieces the ultimate luxury”. This is a statement by fashion’s “Bible” Vogue (British, June 2016). Professional […]

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TAMA

TAMA_Φωτογραφίες από ένα τάμα. 16 χιλιόμετρα Λεωνίδιο-Ελωνα, Αρκαδία-27 Ιανουαρίου 2019. Ta’ma is a deal with God. A sacrifice for a favor. In my case, sacrifice means: valuable time, physical exhaustion, a piece of jewellery I like.   The latter is aka “votive”. Leonidio-the monastery of Elona in Arcadia is appr. 5 hours/ 16 klm. More […]

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How can artists help society? Milica Dukić

Pictures: Two works by Milica Dukić and “Encounters” e.invitation. Visual artist Milica Dukić  (Serbia) purchased a FaveLAB bond a few months ago to facilitate FaveLAB Athens to fund its ongoing project of connecting international artists to contemporary Greek culture. (http://www.resartis.org/en/news/upcoming_deadlines/?id_content=6172) Milica came to Athens to enjoy the “divident” of her investment – an AIR week […]

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THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: “Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it: Burying the dead with jewellery, adorning icons with jewellery in contemporary Greece.” Part 5/7

A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. You may read Part 1/2/3/4  by scrolling down blog updates. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler/Loukia Richards Picture #1. Those who die unmarried are crowned at their funeral with a wedding wreath immitating a lemon tree branch – symbol of […]

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JEWELLERY MATTERS!

I have the pleasure to present a pitch on “The Emotional Value of Jewellery” during the International Symposium JEWELLERY MATTERS in Rijks Museum Amsterdam on 16 November 2017 (today at 15.45). The symposium pays tribute to the same name book by jewellery collector and scholar Marjan Unger of Amsterdam. I would never have been able […]

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