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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2019_Αθηνα, Μον, Κιλκενυ, Μοναχο, Ντεσαου, Λειψια

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 […]

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Power, Fame or Money?

Picture: The Tower_Tarot. The Tower card means Disaster… A fellow artist told me the other day that after all her efforts – hard and committed work, hundreds of applications for a grant or award or artist residency, hundreds of portfolio proposals deposited for gallery and committe inspection – she achieved: Nothing. She is still unknown, […]

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OPEN CALL_SCHMUCKWOCHE MÜNCHEN 2019_The Sacred & The Profane

THE SACRED&THE PROFANE Art has always been connected to magic and mysteries. The sacred, mythology and religion have been the source which art canalized into magical symbols, practices and rituals – suggesting solace for existential agony and aspiring collectivities to bond, dare, create, flourish. In archaic times, religion, cult and rite was experienced as a […]

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