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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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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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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