After the successful completion of our first Athens AIR+Workshops series for Jewellery Artists/Designers (2015-2018), we announce a new series of intensive one-week-long Artist Residencies including curated visits in major art and jewellery collections, as well as creativity boosting “Story Telling+Performance” workshops. The programme addresses international jewellery artists and designers who wish to understand the very […]Read More NEW: INITIATION_AIR_Jewlery Artists_Athens_JUL-DEC 2018
VIDEO LINK: EN/GR The video i(n English and Greek) features our work as artists and curators – aka ZLR Betriebsimperium“ – to be presented at the Symposium titled “Aspects of Independent Artistic Creation in Greece today” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens, 13-14 April 2018. The Symposium is organized and curated […]Read More Fund your own independent art project – A decalogue
Photo: “Je suis Charlie”, 2016. Credit: Christoph Ziegler EN/GR Loukia Richards of ZLR Betriebsimperium has been nominated for the European Prize for Applied Arts/Discipline: Jewellery. This year’s theme Monumentality-Fragility pays tribute to the work, political views and life motif of French/Swiss artist Niki de Saint-Phalle. The jury selected eighty nominees from over 600 applications. The […]Read More Nomination_European Prize for Applied Arts_Belgium/Υποψηφια για το Ευρωπαϊκο Βραβειο Κοσμηματος
By ZLR Betriebsimperium* The following text has been published in the November 2017 issue of Findings – the UK Association for Contemporary Jewellery magazine. Photo: Three women, 2017. Loukia Richards for ZLR Bteriebsimperium. Jewellery inspired by Gestapo prisoners’ graffitis at the Greek Resistance Memorial in Athens. Contemporary art has the mission to interfere actively in […]Read More Jewellery as a means to reflect on the essence of all things surrounding us!
PARTICIPATE IN OUR LOTTERY AND SPONSOR „INITIATION 2018 // KALLICHORON“ AT MUNICH JEWELLERY WEEK. Lottery ends on Saturday 10 March, 2018. For 10,00 (ten) euro a lot, you may win the following prizes: 1st Prize: A Seven Days/Six Nights Artist Residency in Athens: Accomodation/Breakfast/Tour of Athens/ Insider information on the local art & jewellery scene […]Read More WIN AN ARTIST RESIDENCY IN ATHENS FOR 10 EURO!
Photo: The mystical rose of Eleusina. Credit: Christoph Ziegler The project INITIATION 2018 // KALLICHORON focuses on „Body – Ritual – Narrative“ as a means to bridge jewellery with the sacred context of its origins and to find meaning in its future development. For 2.000 years Eleusina, a farmers’ community close to Athens, was the […]Read More Initiation 2018 // Kallichoron_MunichJWeek2018: A Jewellery, Narrative & Performance show to reflect the night of the sacred orgies.
In Orthodox Greece, epiphany – January 6th – commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan by John the Baptist. In ancient Greece myriad of myths talked about the importance of water and its creatures – gods, nymphs, daemons – for fertility, rejuvenation, forgiveness, but also for oblivion and death. Water rituals were also […]Read More 6 January 2018_Epiphany or Blessing of the Waters