e-Residency: HELEN OF SPARTA

Intensive 4-day virtual residency + workshop + public presentation for visual, multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, jewellery and fashion designers.   Helen, the mythical queen of Sparta, falls in love with the enemy and causes a merciless war. The Helen of Sparta eResidency aims at inspiring eight artists/writers/performers to develop their own updated version of the […]

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Helen’s Dress_e-Residency_A Wrap Up

The e-Residency program “Helen’s Dress” was an innovative answer to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The e-Residency replaced the scheduled, same name, „physical residency“ in Vamvakou (Greece) which had to be canceled. Both the AIR and e-Residency program was designed and curated by visual artists Christoph Ziegler and Loukía Richards aka ZLR Betriebsimperium after a duo’s original idea […]

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POSTPONED 4 FALL 2020_WAR_ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ

WAR_ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ, 11-14 March 2020_WELTRAUM Gallery_Rumfordstraße 26, Munich. The project is funded by City of Munich. Concept and curation: Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards. Schmuck München/ Jewelry Week Munich 2020 Πόλεμος πάντων μὲν πατήρ ἐστι, πάντων δὲ βασιλεύς. / War is the father of all and king of all; and some he shows as gods, others […]

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My way of thinking of and designing jewellery was broadened+confirmed!

Nicole Maunz_Schmuckgestalterin_Graz, Österreich/Jewellery designer_Graz, Austria sent us her impressions of the workshop “Objekte des Begehrens/Objects of Desire”. The two day long workshop took place at Grassi Museum Leipzig, 2 & 3 November 2019 and was funded by Umweltbundesamt. The workshop was chaired by Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards and combined theory and practice. “I found […]

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It was an honor I was selected for “Objekte des Begehrens”!

Suska Tyralla, Sozialpädagogin + Teilnehmerin des Workshops: “Objekte des Begehrens”, 2&3 November 2019, Grassi Museum Leipzig/ Suska is a pedagogue working on social inclusion. She participated in the workshop “Objects of Desire” chaired by Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards, 2&3 November 2019, Grassi Museum Leipzig. The workshop has been funded by Umweltbundesamt/Federal Environment Agency (Germany). […]

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Jewellery cares! World Environment Day

Pictures: Daniel von Weinberger/ Amelie Spitz/ Loukia Richards / Christoph Ziegler SAVE THE DATE 11 September 2019_Opening of our group show Wert/voll at Umweltbundasamt (Federal Agency for the Environment) Dessau Germany on how environmentally conscious jewellery changes social values #WorldEnvironmentDay Featuring twenty jewellery artists from Germany, Belgium  France, Greece China Argentina Israel USA Sweden Czech Republic etc. Concept and curation by Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards. The Federal […]

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The reasoning of ZLR Jewellery Awards 2019

The ZLR JEWELLERY AWARDS 2019 aimed at giving the independent jewellery artists community a voice. We strongly believe that artists do not need representatives and dream-dealers in order to shape their own curriculum and taste. The ZLR JEWELLERY AWARDS 2019 nominees were: Fabiana Gadano_(Argentina) / Mario Albrecht_(Germany) / Ildikó Dánfalvi_(Hungary) / Silke Spitzer_(Germany) / Sharareh […]

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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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2019_Αθηνα, Μον, Κιλκενυ, Μοναχο, Ντεσαου, Λειψια

Photo: ID, Loukia Richards_Private Collection Amsterdam. Credit: C. Ziegler Οι φίλοι και οι φίλες στην Αθήνα που παραπονιουνται πως δεν με βλέπουν συχνά, θα εχουν πολλες ευκαιρίες να με συναντήσουν, καθώς από τα μεσα Φεβρουαρίου μέχρι τα τέλη Μαϊου θα παρουσιάσουμε στην Αθηνα (και το Πάσχα στο Λεωνίδιο) μία νέα σειρά εκθεσεων φιλοξενούμενων εικαστικών από […]

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