Photo: The mystical rose of Eleusina. Credit: Christoph Ziegler The project INITIATION 2018 // KALLICHORON focuses on „Body – Ritual – Narrative“ as a means to bridge jewellery with the sacred context of its origins and to find meaning in its future development. For 2.000 years Eleusina, a farmers’ community close to Athens, was the […]Read More Initiation 2018 // Kallichoron_MunichJWeek2018: A Jewellery, Narrative & Performance show to reflect the night of the sacred orgies.
In Orthodox Greece, epiphany – January 6th – commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan by John the Baptist. In ancient Greece myriad of myths talked about the importance of water and its creatures – gods, nymphs, daemons – for fertility, rejuvenation, forgiveness, but also for oblivion and death. Water rituals were also […]Read More 6 January 2018_Epiphany or Blessing of the Waters
Do contemporary jewellery artists make money from selling their jewellery? The answer for the vast majority of designers/artists working in the field of art jewellery or author jewellery or contemporary jewellery is definitely NO. Exceptions justify the rule. Fairs/ Jewellery Weeks/ Bloggers’ Events/ Gallery Shows/ Atelier Open Doors/ Fashion Catwalks/ Designers’ Opens/Commissioned Work by […]Read More The future of saleable contemporary jewellery
A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. You may read Part I and Part II by scrolling down blog updates. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler/Loukia Richards Picture #1. Greek spirituality reflects a culture of public argument and reasonable doubt, an intellectual tradition that gave citizens a […]Read More 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 4/7
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A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler Picture #1. In modern Greece “miraculous icons” inside a church are decorated with identity jewellery: wedding rings, crosses, engagement earrings, as well as silver or gold plaquets. The votives or the jewellery is placed […]Read More 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 II
Pictures: H. Schliemann’s house “Palace of Troy” in down town Athens. Loukia and Lieta in Daphni monastery. Loukia in the cave of Hades in Eleusina. Credit: Götz Schauder Götz Schauder is a documentary film script writer and film director from Berlin. He was our Athens Artist In Residence in September 2017 along with jewellery artist […]Read More Götz Schauder: “Never eat in the underworld. Or may be do!” Inside the Gestapo prison of Athens.