Christoph Ziegler: Fragments, 2020. Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler “The global hunger for energy and raw materials makes war an obligatory means to fulfill the promise of unlimited prosperity and to keep up the circuit of production and consumption. The plastic toy guns I use in the jewellery series I created for the exhibition Polemos refer […]Read More Hunger for energy stilled by the unexpected_WAR_COMICS_2
Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler. Ελληνικό κειμενο μετά το αγγλικό. WAR_ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ group show – originally scheduled for Schmuck 2020/Jewellery Week of Munich 2020 – will take place on 5-8 November 2020 at Weltraum Gallery, Munich. In the meanwhile, participants decided to present their work, concepts and thoughts through a different art medium: comics! Comics is often […]Read More WAR_Comics+Jewlery: St.Barbara
Dear jewellery artists, Lack of information and/or of knowledge of eventual legal consequences made communication plaforms and social media accounts or group pages issue public claims and promote/spread them via Press, claims which may result at putting individual health at risk or at causing financial damages or diminishing a platform’s prestige and credibility. Please, allow […]Read More Cancelling Schmuck is not a matter of voting_An Open Letter
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 […]Read More Jewelry Week of Munich Faces Challenges_2019 analysis_Full text
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!
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 WAR_ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ_Galerie WELTRAUM, Rumfordstraße 26, 80469 Munich. 11-14 March 2020_Schmuckwoche München/ Munich Jewellery Week 2020. With Mihaela Coman, Yonghak Jo, Marilena Karagkiozi, […]Read More WAR_ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ_Galerie WElTRAUM_11-14 March _SCHMUCK München/MJW 2020
Picture: “Jewellers’ Hell”, 2018_Loukia Richards_Drawing on paper. Credit: Christoph Ziegler. Gallery Ra, the historical gallery which for 43 years played a leading role in presenting and promoting jewellery art, as well as educating and training the public in the delights of the discipline, closes down. I read the sad news in Maja Houtman’s highly informative […]Read More New ways of promoting jewellery art urgently needed!
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 […]Read More The significance of Munich’s Schmuckwoche for cultural diplomacy in times of global turbulance
Photo: ID, Loukia Richards_Private Collection Amsterdam. Credit: C. Ziegler Οι φίλοι και οι φίλες στην Αθήνα που παραπονιουνται πως δεν με βλέπουν συχνά, θα εχουν πολλες ευκαιρίες να με συναντήσουν, καθώς από τα μεσα Φεβρουαρίου μέχρι τα τέλη Μαϊου θα παρουσιάσουμε στην Αθηνα (και το Πάσχα στο Λεωνίδιο) μία νέα σειρά εκθεσεων φιλοξενούμενων εικαστικών από […]Read More 2019_Αθηνα, Μον, Κιλκενυ, Μοναχο, Ντεσαου, Λειψια
Holy bitch, 2009. Textile book, embroidery, silver. Made during my artist residency at Ted Noten Atelier for RED LIGHT DESIGN funded by the City of Amsterdam. To be shown at The Sacred & The Profane group show at #Galerie_Weltraum Munich during #Schmuckwoche_München_2019 (#Munich_Jewellery_Week) #design #art Credit: Studio Kominis AthensRead More Holy bitch