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.” Last part 7/7

A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. You may read Part 1/2/3/4/5/6 by scrolling down blog updates. Credits: Christoph Ziegler/Loukia Richards Picture #1. A tooth with a golden crown taken from a relative’s scull after exhumation; it is used an an amulet. Notice that the […]

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angewanzt/bugged

“angewanzt” is the title of a group show opening tomorrow at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein in Munich curated by Gisbert Stach and Unk Kraus. The word angewanzt is a neologism in German. It could be translated as “(being) bugged”. Co-curator Unk Kraus had the patience to still our curiosity through this painfully insightful, bitterly amusing and – […]

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Annette Erlenwein: “Loukia and Christoph made me fall in love with Athens”

“Through a mutual friend I met Loukia Richards, when traveling  to Athens for the Documenta 14 this summer. We spent two days walking through Athens with her; on pathways parallel to the touristy highways. Loukia not only has an encyclopaedic knowledge of ancient and modern Greek history, but knows also a lot about Greek folk […]

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Is politics the “new black”?

British Vogue (August issue) features an article on the sad changes in the (former) vibrant art scene of Istanbul one year after the failed coup d’etat, a piece on hackers and security threads in the internet (including Isis terror) and a reporting on how dressing for business dictates the trend for the next winter season. […]

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