SMCK Magazine For Independent Artists highlights current trends and ideas in the making. In 2021, Greece celebrates the 200th anniversary of its War of Independence from the Othoman empire. The Greek revolution inspired 19th-century artists and intellectuals, such as Lord Byron and Eugène Delacroix, and breached the anti-liberal European order. In SMCK Magazine #04, which […]Read More #Greece_200
The e-Residency program “Helen’s Dress” was an innovative answer to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The e-Residency replaced the scheduled, same name, „physical residency“ in Vamvakou (Greece) which had to be canceled. Both the AIR and e-Residency program was designed and curated by visual artists Christoph Ziegler and Loukía Richards aka ZLR Betriebsimperium after a duo’s original idea […]Read More Helen’s Dress_e-Residency_A Wrap Up
Photo: Paper rug_Loukia Richards_Credit: Christoph Ziegler Επτά διεθνείς εικαστικοί ερμηνεύουν την τσακώνικη παράδοση / Seven international textile artists interpret the Tsakonian traditionΠύργος Τσικαλιώτη_Λεωνίδιο / Pyrgos Tsikalioti_Leonidio27 – 29 Ιουνίου 2019 / 27 – 29 June 2019 Ωρες λειτουργίας: 7.00 – 9.30 μμ / 7.00 – 9.30 p.m.Με τους / With Eileen Cubbage / Hadas Hayun […]Read More ΤΟ ΚΟΥΪΝΤΕΤΟ ΤΟΥ ΥΦΑΣΜΑΤΟΣ / THE TEXTILE QUINTET
Picture: Helleni_Textile collage_Five generations of embroiderers_2017_Loukia Richards_Credit: Christoph Ziegler. We are happy to announce that the group show following our #Textile Quartet #Artist_Residency and Workshop (17-30 June 2019) in Leonidio will take place at the Municipal Gallery in Tsikaliotis Mansion (26-29 June). We are looking for the 4th member of our USA_Canada_Greece team. If you […]Read More Tsikaliotis Mansion to host our textile_art_show in late June_Arcadia_Greece
“As we navigate our way through uncertain times, this exhibition seeks to remind us of the fragility of our shared European community. Hosting this exhibition at the National Design & Craft Gallery provides an environment for exchange and dialogue that contributes to our shared understanding of how culture can help to build community and bring […]Read More Can crafters and designers mend a broken piece?
EN/GR “OXI!/NO!”. Loukia Richards, 2010. Embroidery of 18th and 19th century Greek traditional motifs on old Greek flag. Credit: Studio Kominis Athens. “By 2030 3D printing will overtake conventional manufacturing in the fashion industry making exquisite embroidery and hand-crafted pieces the ultimate luxury”. This is a statement by fashion’s “Bible” Vogue (British, June 2016). Professional […]Read More Embroidery is the new black