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
A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. You may read Part 1/2/3/4/5 by scrolling down blog updates. Picture #1. The concept of death has not changed much since Homeric Age: the short joy of life is followed by an anaemic eternity in the kingdom of […]Read More THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY: “Offering jewellery to the ones who can not wear it: Burying the dead with jewellery, adorning icons with jewellery in contemporary Greece.” Part 6/7
Stand design: ZLR BETRIEBSIMPERIUM HAMBURG: The installation refers on the one hand to the strong sun of Greece that forces people to look for shelter under textile curtains, blinds, umbrellas, etc. On the other hand, the stand reminds of the vaults of the elegant byzantine churches – most of them without frescos or mosaics anymore […]Read More INITIATION 2017/SIERAAD Amsterdam: Our stand design!
EN/DE “I have experienced the city at its fullest and in so short time guided by a person who is knowledgeable in history, mythology and politics; she spoke of her city with verve and love and was so rich in knowledge that when we got home in the evening I was filled with stories and […]Read More Ludwig Menzel: “It was a great pleasure to follow Loukia through Athens.”
“Through a mutual friend I met Loukia Richards, when traveling to Athens for the Documenta 14 this summer. We spent two days walking through Athens with her; on pathways parallel to the touristy highways. Loukia not only has an encyclopaedic knowledge of ancient and modern Greek history, but knows also a lot about Greek folk […]Read More Annette Erlenwein: “Loukia and Christoph made me fall in love with Athens”
This is the Open Call for international artists working in the field of jewellery who want to participate in our group show at Munich Jewellery Week (8-11 March 2018). INITIATION 2018 – KALLICHORON addresses international artists working in the field of jewellery regardless of their knowledge of or connection to Greece or/and Greek culture. INITIATION […]Read More OPEN CALL: INITIATION 2018-KALLICHORON @ ATHENS AIR – MUNICH JEWELLERY WEEK 2018
Pictures: Elfe in Athens. The Asomati church, 11th century. EN/DE I had the pleasure to guide filmmaker Elfe Brandenburger and her two daughters through Athens in early June. One of the daughters liked the city so much that she moved to Athens! Elfe wrote a review on her experience. Here it goes! “The way Loukia […]Read More Elfe Brandenburger, Filmmaker: “Loukia gave us the insider’s view on Athens secret addresses!”