Photo credit: Courtesy of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation / Tom Stamati Xenakis / Christoph Ziegler In 2021, Greece celebrates the 200th anniversary of its War of Independence from the Othoman Empire. The Greek struggle inspired 19th-century artists and intellectuals, such as Lord Byron and Eugène Delacroix, and breached the anti-liberal European political order. SMCK Magazine’s 4th […]Read More GREECE_200//SMCK #4
ΑΝΑΖΗΤΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΕΣ ΠΟΥ ΕΡΓΑΖΟΝΤΑΙ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΜΕΣΟ ΚΟΣΜΗΜΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ ΤΟΥΣ ΜΕΣΩ ΤΟΥ ΠΕΡΙΟΔΙΚΟΥ ΜΑΣ. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες, διαβάστε το αναλυτικό κείμενο: Εν μέσω λοκντάουν, ο εικαστικός Christoph Ziegler κι εγώ ξεκινήσαμε την έκδοση ενός τετραμηνιαίου, αγγλόφωνου περιοδικού με στόχο να ανιχνεύσουμε νέες καλλιτεχνικές και κοινωνικές τάσεις, να δώσουμε βήμα σε “outsiders“ και να […]Read More ΑΝΑΖΗΤΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΕΣ ΠΟΥ ΕΡΓΑΖΟΝΤΑΙ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΜΕΣΟ ΚΟΣΜΗΜΑ
Contemporary jewellery artists defy stereotypes regarding modelling – otherwise they would not have been “artists”. My mother is not just an old lady modelling my latest piece “St.Barbara-Patron saint of artillerists” (left) and Christoph Ziegler’s “Fragments” (right) – both to be viewed at WAR_POLEMOS, 11-14 March 2020 at Galerie WELTRAUM, Munich; she is a person […]Read More A message of encouragement to all people fighting depression!
HELEN’S DRESS – Textile Art, Embroidery, Story Telling, Mythology, Performance, Soft sculpture, Jewellery. Intensive 7-day artist residency + workshop + public presentation in Leonidio/Arcadia-Greece Description of the residency program The Helen’s Dress workshop addresses international artists or writers or culture/art historians/theorists with a strong interest in a contemporary interpretation of Greek mythology, narrative, textile art, […]Read More HELEN’S DRESS 4 EMBROIDERY LOVERS at ARCADIA_March 2020.
“Puma”, 2016. ZLR Betriebsimperium (Loukia Richards). Puma is a comment on the impoverished Greek middle class who pawn their heirlooms and replace lost glamour with cheap copies. During the (ongoing) financial crisis many Greeks found out – the hard way – how much worth their jewellery was. As I mentioned in a previous note, Greeks […]Read More Who killed Greek jewellery? or The murderers’ obituary (Last part)
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 […]Read More Who killed Greek jewellery? (Part 2)
Photo collage: Christoph Ziegler The ZLR Jewellery Awards aims to encourage jewellery artists to keep on striving for excellence! ZLR celebrates five years of jewellery art exhibitions at Munich Jewellery Week (2015-19) and grants three awards. The ZLR Jewellery Awards intend to set a paradigm for personal responsibility and individual initiative, as well as question […]Read More The ZLR Jewellery Awards_Jewellery Week Munich 2019
#Jewellery #Greek_Jewlery #Loukia_Richards #Applied_ArtsRead More Happy to be part of the show!