Open call: Metamorphoses_ eResidency & Exhibition Project Jewelry/ Object/Video/Performance

The group show Metamorphoses will be shown from 24 February – 2 April 2022 at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein Gallery in Munich during Schmuck 2022, accompanied by a LIVE online presentation. The group show follows an intensive e-Residency including three online workshops between July and September 2021, as well as individual coaching and group meetings between November […]

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Selected artists_Helen’s Dress AIR_S.Niarchos Foundation

Photo: Carla Castiajo_Purus et Promiscuus, 2014. Ελληνικό κείμενο μετά το αγγλικό: We are happy to announce the artists selected for the fee free ARTIST IN RESIDENCE programme “Helen’s Dress” at Vamvakou Revival (22-27 June 2020) at Vamvakou, Laconia are: Carla Castlajo_Visual artist_Spain Annika Gupta_Writer_USA/India Anastassia Hassiotis_Choreographer and writer_Greece Trisha Gupta_Textile artist_USA/India Christina Mitrentse_Visual artist_UK/Greece Amelie […]

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Jewelry Week of Munich Faces Challenges_2019 analysis_Full text

Picture: Loukia Richards, 2018: The Jeweller’s Hell_Credit: Christoph Ziegler Jewelry Week of Munich Faces Challenges Europe’s Top Jewelry Event Seeks to Stay Independent By Loukia Richards While Germany’s vice chancellor claims the “fat years are over,” Munich’s jewelry scene wonders if this year’s slowdown should be attributed to temporary consumer fears or reflects an imminent […]

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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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DEADLINE:15 DEC 2019_WAR_OPEN CALL_Schmuck/MunichJewelleryWeek 2020.

Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler. ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ – Exhibition project at Schmuck/Munich Jewellery Week 2020 curated by Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards. 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 as men, some he makes slaves, others free. Heraclitus ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ […]

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Schmuck_11–15 March 2020_Munich

Picture: Christ II, Loukia Richards_Schmuck 2020_Credit: Christoph Ziegler.                    Special show Schmuck 2020 _72. Internationale Handwerksmesse_Munich 11 –15 March. Curator/Final selection: Chequita Nahar, Netherlands. Loukia Richards, co-curator of WERT/voll (UBA Dessau/Grassi Museum Leipzig), participates in Schmuck 2020 with Christ II and Chist III_Pectoral ornament/pendant. 2019. Embroidery on paper, vintage coral, turquoise, silver, plastic. Credit: Christoph Ziegler […]

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It has been stimulating, instructive, exciting and merry!

Text: Dora Eckhardt, Bildende Künstlerin/Visual artist, Berlin. Picture: Dora wearing her own jewellery. Credit: Christoph Ziegler. Dora participated in the “Objekte des Begehrens” workshop on 2+3 November 2020 at Grassi Museum Leipzig. The workshop has been funded by Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency of Germany) and chaired by Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards. Dora wrote about […]

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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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