Μην φερνετε κουκουβαγιες στην Αθηνα!

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 […]

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Who killed Greek jewellery? (Part 2)

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 […]

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Who killed Greek jewellery? (Part I)

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 […]

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It’s the economy, jewellery artist!

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 […]

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Tsikaliotis Mansion to host our textile_art_show in late June_Arcadia_Greece

Picture: Helleni_Textile collage_Five generations of embroiderers_2017_Loukia Richards_Credit: Christoph Ziegler. We are happy to announce that the group show following our #Textile Quartet #Artist_Residency and Workshop (17-30 June 2019) in Leonidio will take place at the Municipal Gallery in Tsikaliotis Mansion (26-29 June). We are looking for the 4th member of our USA_Canada_Greece team. If you […]

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The Sacred & The Profane_Schmuckwoche_Jewlery Week of Munich_14-17 March 2019

A photo-documentation of the group show at Weltraum gallery, Munich. With Andreas Ohrenschall performing & The Schmucktransformator by Ludwig Menzel & Tarot Moebling participative performance & Polly The Dog. Curated by ZLR Betriebsimperium. Photo Credit: Christoph Ziegler. The project – from Arcadia to Bavaria – was funded by The City of Munich. http://www.sacred-profane.tk  

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