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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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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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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Κωδων κινδυνου κι αφυπνισης για την Εβδομαδα Κοσμηματος του Μοναχου

Φωτογραφία του Christoph Ziegler. Ο “βωμός” της έκθεσης “Το ιερό και το βέβηλο”. Ενώ ο Γερμανός αντικαγκελάριος δηλώνει ότι „περασε η εποχή των παχιών αγελάδων,” η σκηνή του κοσμηματος στο Μοναχο αναρωτιέται αν η επιβράδυνση που παρατηρηθηκε φέτος οφείλεται σε παροδικούς φοβους των καταναλωτών ή αν αντανακλά ένα εγγενές πρόβλημα της αγοράς που πρέπει να […]

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Europe’s Top Jewellery Event Seeks to Stay Independent_Corona Virus Updated

The corona virus crisis makes it obvious to everybody that time has come to speak up. After Schmuck 2020 cancelation – following public health directives and suggestions issued by the German federal government, directives which also resulted in the cancelation of numerous fairs, events and concerts – such as IBT Berlin (world’s biggest tourism fair) […]

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The significance of Munich’s Schmuckwoche for cultural diplomacy in times of global turbulance

Fifteen years ago Munich’s Chamber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer) started to publish a list of galeries and events of independent makers and jewellery artists who presented their own shows in Munich parallel to the IHW Fair “Schmuck” and its highly reputable Herbert Hofmann prize. This event week – the Schmuckwoche – still continues to be a […]

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