Nomination_European Prize for Applied Arts_Belgium/Υποψηφια για το Ευρωπαϊκο Βραβειο Κοσμηματος

Photo: “Je suis Charlie”, 2016. Credit: Christoph Ziegler EN/GR Loukia Richards of ZLR Betriebsimperium has been nominated for the European Prize for Applied Arts/Discipline: Jewellery. This year’s theme Monumentality-Fragility pays tribute to the work, political views and life motif of French/Swiss artist Niki de Saint-Phalle. The jury selected eighty nominees from over 600 applications. The […]

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Gloria Mundi _or_Why perform?

Christoph Ziegler performs his ‘prophetic’ “Gloria Mundi” at Thalia Theater Hamburg/Altonale Art Festival 2014. “Gloria Mundi” is a bitter sarcastic comment on the mental and material pauperization of German society. Neo-nationalism, remedies for self salvation and addiction to negation of reality are topics addressed by the performance. To watch LIVE video click on:   To […]

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Intellectual property+its violation.

Artists often think that intellectual property refers only to the works they make. Intellectual property is a broader term applying also to ideas and concepts. EU laws protect intellectual property even if there is no specific mention on the issue in the written agreement. However, we – Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards alias ZLR Betriebsimperium- […]

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Jewellery as a means to reflect on the essence of all things surrounding us!

By ZLR Betriebsimperium* The following text has been published in the November 2017 issue of Findings – the UK Association for Contemporary Jewellery magazine. Photo: Three women, 2017. Loukia Richards for ZLR Bteriebsimperium. Jewellery inspired by Gestapo prisoners’ graffitis at the Greek Resistance Memorial in Athens. Contemporary art has the mission to interfere actively in […]

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