My mother with Cherub (2022) and Black Phoenix (by Christoph Ziegler, 2021). Cherub is now part of a private coilection in Amsterdam.
Here is the relevant statement:
An allegory of life and death
In the old days, in Greece, the baptism clothes of children who died were donated to the church to re-use; the precious textiles were turned into ecclesiastical vestments and altar coverings. Mourning was tranformed into celebration.
Textile carries memory and the potential of a thrilling narrative. It is a non-verbal allegory of life and death.
Since the early 2010s my work is inspired by the symbols and visual language of the Orthodox church.
Cherub, a heavenly creature made of angel and fire, stands for justice, liberation, and punishement.
Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler
Photo: Rudolf Maximilian Becker
Open call for Jewellery artists who wish to participate in SMCK ON REEL at ROJW will follow soon.
Die großzügige Wohnung ist ideal für ein bis zwei Personen, die ins Athener Leben eintauchen wollen. Auf Anfrage kann die Wohnung für eine Gruppe von drei Personen bzw. eine Familie mit bis zu zwei Kindern gemietet werden. Ab drei Personen wird ein Aufpreis nach Absprache fällig.
Aufgeteilt ist die 102qm-Wohnung in einen großen Salon (40qm) mit Veranda, 1x Schlafzimmer mit Doppelbett (15qm), 1x Schlafzimmer mit Einzelbett (15qm), in Küche, Bad mit WC und ein Foyer (12qm). Ein weiteres WC ist vorhanden, sowie eine Waschmaschine.
Die Wohnung liegt im zentralen Stadtteil Exarchia, demUniversitäts- und Künstlerviertel der Stadt. Sie ist 5 Gehminuten von Omonia und 15 Gehminuten von Monastiraki entfernt. Alle Ziele in der Innenstadt – wie Akropolis, Agora, Syntagma, Keramikos, Ermou – sind zu Fuß erreichbar.
Bitte Beachten: die Mindest-Mietdauer beträgt 14 Tage !!
14 Tage = 660 € inkl. Nebenkosten
Pro Monat = 1200 € inkl. Nebenkosten
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Following the successful première at Schmuck 2022, SMCK On Reel presents a new mix of videos inspired by jewelry and applied art at Grassimesse Leipzig 2022.
More than 60 international artists and designers, galleries, and institutions presented their videos in SMCK ON REEL Munich during Schmuck (Galerie Weltraum and Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, 7-16 July 2022). The following Open Call invites artists, designers, crafters and institutions working with jewelry, textile, glass, ceramics, metal, furniture, toys, fashion etc. to participate in the Second Edition of SMCK ON REEL at Grassimesse Leipzig, 20-23 October 2022.
With five prestigious awards, strong commitment to the crafts through its purchasing program, about 10.000 visitors, and its high standards for quality, Grassimesse Leipzig, Europe’s oldest fair of applied arts, stands beyond competition in the creative sector.
Join SMCK ON REEL LEIPZIG featuring videos by Karl Fritsch, DIVA Museum Antwerpen, Jeannie Lee/Pureun Culture Foundation, Akademie Für Gestaltung Munich, Legnica…
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You can still watch all SMCK ON REEL videos LIVE at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein Munich_SCHMUCK 2022_7-16 July 2022.
Now, you can also watch the videos online and read the artists’ statements and details. Click on the names:
Photo: NERINGA POŠKUTĖ-JUKUMIENĖ_SMCK ON REEL_Credit: Rudolf Maximilian Becker
Editorial, SMCK Magazine #7 WAR & PEACE
online/digital/print magazine will be available soon
“(…) Applied arts and crafts, disciplines focusing on decorative and useful objects are ambassadors of peace. We become aware of it when it is only too late.
War turns objects, memories, lives into ashes.
Art can build bridges even between enemy countries, and can assist the purposes of diplomacy even when negotiations seem futile.
Art can also emphasize the duty of each citizen to defend his country and values when action is needed.
Jewelry events should also envision the promotion of the benefits of peace.
At the same time, they should offer their unconditional solidarity to the victims of aggression. If fairs and weeks fail to respond to the challenges born on 24 February 2022, then they may soon find out that, in this new era, they have become obsolete, if not meaningless (…)”
The project addresses jewelry authors, artists working in the field of applied arts and fashion, and designers or crafters who focus on renewable or recyclable or ethical materials or waste or conceptual art and immaterial ideas.Participants may choose between a physical residency or an e-residency.
If our civilization dies in a nuclear accident or war, how will it reemerge?
The cradle of democracy, art, and philosophy, Athens, a city continuously inhabited since Copper Age, may give artists important clues to answer the question. Athens is an open-air museum: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bavarian monuments and sites are part of the modern city, contributing to its fascinating urban energy.
Athens is the ideal place to think about how culture will be reborn under the current pressure of war, financial crisis, climate change, energy considerations, globalization challenges, new collective identities, and 21st-century ethics.
CIVILIZATION REBOOTED /…
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SMCK On Reel takes place 7-10 July 2022 in Galerie Weltraum and Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein during Munich’s international jewelry week “Schmuck” and 20-23 October 2022 during Grassimesse at the Grassi Museum, Leipzig.
SMCK On Reel, the first international video festival inspired by jewelry and wearable art, presents video works in the context of rapidly changing social and aesthetic values. More than sixty international artists and designers, galleries, and institutions speak in SMCK On Reel.
SMCK On Reel highlights tradition and future, memory and identity, environmental destruction and material awareness, femininity and feminism, gender, and social conventions.EightUkrainian artists tell the story of working and living in the war zone: of the spiritual experience of cameo engraving, the omnipresence of destruction and death, the consolidation of one’s own identity, the determined resistance, or the ancient rituals to connect with nature.
The video medium became indispensable to artists, designers, and crafters during…
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Photo: Scene from “Point of no return”, video by jewelry artist Yurii Plekhanov
The war in Ukraine affects us all. SMCK ON REEL video festival invites eight Ukrainian jewellery artists to show their videos on life, war, faith and art creation in the top jewelry events of Germany: at “Schmuck” jewelry week of Munich (7-10 July 2022) and during Grassimesse at Grassi Museum Leipzig (20-23 October 2022).
SMCK ON REEL is proud to present videos by jewellery artists: Serhii Hranievych, Sergey Zhernov, Yurii Plekhanov, Denis Music, Svyatoslav Nikitenko, Tetiana Chorna and Volodymyr Yarmusevich, Vadym Mykolaenko, Lena Yastreb.
Their video themes range from the spiritual experience of cameo engraving to the daily presence of war and death, from the disruption of creativity to the consolidation of one’s own identity, from the social metamorphosis through Covid-19 to the resolution to resist the invasion, from the beauty of Ukranian landscape to ancient rituals to connect with…
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