GREECE_200//SMCK #4

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 […]

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ΑΝΑΖΗΤΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΕΣ ΠΟΥ ΕΡΓΑΖΟΝΤΑΙ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΜΕΣΟ ΚΟΣΜΗΜΑ

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 […]

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A message of encouragement to all people fighting depression!

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 […]

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HELEN’S DRESS 4 EMBROIDERY LOVERS at ARCADIA_March 2020.

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, […]

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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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