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DOUBLE VISION

EDITORIAL

By Loukia Richards

THE JOY OF GREEK EMBROIDERY

MORE THAN 150 STITCHING STYLES TELL A STORY OF LIFE AND DEATH

By Loukia Richards

SMALL COLLECTIONS NURTURE JEWELRY

JEWELRY ARTIST JUAN HARNIE REVEALS HIS SECRETS OF SELECTING

Interview by Loukia Richards

ART HAS NO VALUE

FINDING THE PRICE OF ART IS A REAL CHALLENGE!

By Loukia Richards

JEWELRY & THE CITY

MUNICH SCHMUCK 2022 REPORT

By Jason Stein

SILVER'S CROSSROADS IN LEGNICA

A CITY FESTIVAL CONNECTS ART WITH ECONOMY AND CULTURE

By Priscilla Katz

EXPAND OVER THE LIMITS

HAE WON KOO MAKES KOREAN ART JEWELRY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

THE ROAD TO CIVILIZATION

EDITORIAL

By Loukia Richards

THE DANNER PRIZE MAKES BAVARIAN DESIGN AND CRAFTS A GLOBAL PLAYER

THE REPUTABLE DANNER FOUNDATION COULD BE THE PRESENT-DAY HIEROPHANT CHANNELING OUR PASSIONS TOWARDS BEAUTY.

Interview with Dr. Stefan Kraus

MAKE UNDERSTANDABLE, AFFORDABLE, APPEALING, SEXY JEWELRY!

INTERESTING WORK IS BUILT ON RESEARCH, VISION, AND COMMITMENT.

Interview with Paul Derrez

THE ROAD TO ELEFSINA

SEVEN TOP JEWELRY ARTISTS CHOSE AN OBJECT TO HIGHLIGHT ASPECTS OF THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES.

By SMCK Magazine

RUGS ARE GUARDIANS OF MEMORY, SILENT WITNESSES OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

WEAVING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF ARMENIAN CULTURE.

Interview with Arto Tavukciyan

EDITORIAL: ANTI-CAPITALISM REJECTED

TIME, ENERGY, AND MONEY INVESTED IN THE STUDY OF THEIR CRAFT IS THE ARTISTS' CAPITAL.

By Loukia Richards

REJECTED BY DESIGN

MANY ARTISTS' APPLICATIONS LOOK LIKE MESSAGES IN A BOTTLE TOSSED INTO THE OCEAN.

By Loukia Richards

JEWELRY & THE CITY

KYIV AND ITS "WARTIME JEWELRY" SCENE.

By Stanislav Drokin, Loukia Richards, Kateryna Music, Iryna Udovychenko

THE ROAD TO ELEFSINA

MYSTERIES UNVEILED.

By FaveLAB and Diane Shugart

REJECTED & APPROVED

REJECTION FORCES US TO QUESTION WHAT OUR MISSION IN LIFE IS.

By Loukia Richards, Rachael Colley, Kristina Austi, Christof Lungwitz, Arpad Pulai

METALLOPHONE BIENNIAL

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED TO A PLACE FROM WHICH WE DRAW STRENGTH.

Interview by Loukia Richards

SMCK ON REEL 2023

JEWELRY ARTISTS, FILMMAKERS & EXPERTS OUTLINE THE FUTURE OF JEWELRY.

By SMCK Magazine

ROMANIAN JEWELRY WEEK

JEWELRY ALMOST PERISHED UNDER COMMUNISM - IT IS ALIVE & KICKING NOW!

Interview by SMCK Magazine

"TO MOSCOW, MY SISTERS, TO MOSCOW?"

EDITORIAL

By Loukia Richards

I SAY NO TO PROJECTS MORE OFTEN NOW

KARL FRITSCH ON THE CHALLENGES HIS LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND OFFERS.

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

JEWELRY SHOULD BE WORN, NOT COLLECTED

JEWELRY CONNOISSEUR JEROEN REDEL ON THE MEDIUM'S CHARMS AND RULES.

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

IT'S THE ECONOMY, ARTIST!

MONEY - A TABOO TOPIC FOR MANY ARTISTS - BECAME THEIR MAJOR CONCERN AMID EVENT CANCELATIONS.

By Loukia Richards & Christoph Ziegler

ON THE OUTMOST PERIPHERY

TOM SACHS' LANDING ON THE VESTA ASTEROID LIVE FROM DEICHTORHALLEN, HAMBURG.

By Christoph Ziegler

LIVING ON THE BORDER

BERT BINNIG ON URBAN ART, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND RECLAIMING PUBLIC SPACE.

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

CRAFTERS CAN RESTITUTE RESPECT FOR NATURE

ART AUREA PUBLISHER REINHOLD LUDWIG ON WHY CRAFTERS IS THE VANGUARD IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

JEWELLERY DIAGLOGUES: BODYFURNITURES

GIAN LUCA BARTELLONE ON THE PRECIOUS SIDE OF PAPER AND COLLECTIVE EMPOWERMENT.

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

THE PETRAS EXCAVATION IN CRETE

UNVEILING MYSTERIES, UNDERSTANDING JEWELRY

Interview with Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou

JEWELRY CONNECTIONS

ONE OF THE OLDEST FORMS OF ART IS FAR MORE THAN ORNAMENTATION

By Loukia Richards

CULTURE IS THE ANTI-WEAPON!

THE ART SECTOR WILL BE ONE OF THE SLOWEST TO RECOVER.

Interview by Loukia Richards

THE ICONOGRAPHY OF ORTHODOXY

THOMAS XENAKIS TACKLES ISSUES OF GENDER, INEQUALITY, AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Interview by Loukia Richards

THE LEADING POET OF THE GREEK DIASPORA

THE CAVAFY ARCHIVE PROMOTES THE POET’S LEGACY

By Marianna Christofi, Cavafy Archive

GREECE ROCKS

WHEN GREEK GHOSTS DON'T SLEEP

Works by Christoph Ziegler

METAMORPHOSES

DOES JEWELRY NEED TO BE SPIRITUAL?

Exhibition at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein 2022 in Munich

LONGING

PFORZHEIM SCHOOL OF DESIGN STUDENTS RESPOND TO SMCK'S CHALLENGE

HS_PF students present jewelry inspired by Greece

EDITORIAL: OF WAR AND PEACE

FAIRS THAT FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE CHALLENGES BORN ON 24 FEBRUARY 2022, ARE DESTINED TO BECOME MEANINGLESS.

By Loukia Richards

WHY DOESN'T CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY TAKE OFF?

WHILE THE ART MARKET IS FLOURISHING, THE MARKET FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY IS HELD BACK.

By Loukia Richards

EUROPE'S OLDEST FAIR INNOVATIVE REBOUND

GRASSIMESSE SHOULD NO LONGER BE THE INDUSTRY'S BEST KEPT SECRET!

Interview by Loukia Richards & Christoph Ziegler

DIOR'S ODYSSEYS IN ATHENS

DIOR ASKED GREEK PHOTOGRAPHER DIMITRA LAZARIDOU TO SHOOT A WOMAN'S NOCTURNAL ODYSSEY IN ATHENS.

Verbatim by Loukia Richards

THE DIAMOND STORY FROM A TO Z

DIVA MUSEUM FOR DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, AND SILVER EXPLAINS ITS MISSION TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE ANTWERP’S MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE.

By Christoph Ziegler

DETROIT REMAINS UNBROKEN

DAVE JORDANO'S PHOTOGRAPHY DOCUMENTS THE DEINDUSTRIALIZATION OF DETROIT AND ITS CITIZENS' RESISTANCE TO THEIR CITY'S DOWNTURN.

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

A MENTAL SHIFT HAS TO TAKE PLACE

RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BECKER, OWNER AND CURATOR OF WELTRAUM GALLERY, ON THE CORONAVIRUS' BRIGHT SIDE, INDIE TOUGHNESS, AND MUNICH'S POTENTIAL TO ACCOMMODATE MORE JEWELLERY ART

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

A CARICATURE OF THE ART WORLD

ECKEHART VELTEN SCHÄFER ABOUT A MOVEMENT BETWEEN ART AND OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

JEWELLERY FOR THE BODILESS

ARCHAIC CONCEPTS OF IDENTITY, DEATH, ETERNITY AND SPIRITUALITY

By Loukia Richards

MOEBLING

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DOMESTICATION - AN ART PROJECT BY CHRISTOPH ZIEGLER

By Priscilla Katz

UNDERFUNDED, UNDERAPPRECIATED, NOT WIDELY UNDERSTOOD. SURVIVAL IS NOT EASY

LAILA MARIE COSTA (AKA RUN LMC), ARTIST, CURATOR, AND CO-DIRECTOR OF TEMPCONTEMP GALLERY, ON EMANCIPATION, INDIE PERSEVERANCE AND THE SCHMUCK

Interview by Loukia Richards

MEDIA ARE FOR MANY CHOREO­GRAPHERS A STANDARD ELEMENT OF THEIR PERFORMANCE

BODY, DANCE AND PERFORMANCE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Text by Natasha Hassiotis

ETHICS BEFORE AESTHETICS

SERBIAN ARTISTS' INITIATIVE LED ART MMC - ŠOK ZADRUGA ON HOW ART MUST HEAL THE WORLD

Interview by Loukia Richards

LUXURY IN BERLIN

CLEMENS RITTER VON WAGNER, OWNER OF WAGNER PREZIOSEN GALLERY BERLIN ON LIVING CONTRASTS, PUNK AND FLOURISHING BUSINESS IN THE COVID-19 ERA

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

COVID-19 AND JEWELRY

IT IS TOUGH OUT THERE: NO ART WITHOUT CUSTOMERS

By Loukia Richards

THE BASICS OF PEACE

NATURE DESPISED AND DESTROYED WITHOUT MERCY

By Manon Pana-Kairi

WITHOUT FAITH, THERE IS ONLY SUICIDE

DANIEL VON WEINBERGER

Interview by Loukia Richards

JEWELRY & THE CITY

BOGOTÁ / COLOMBIA: WE CAME TO THIS LIFE TO BE HAPPY

By Chris Kiseno

AUDIBLE SCULPTURES

LUKAS TAIDO ON AUDIOVISUAL SPACES & IMMERSIVE SOUND SCULPTURES

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

DR. IOANNIS MICHALOUDIS MAKES JEWELRY OUT OF HEAVEN

Interview by Loukia Richards

THREE RIVETS

JEWELRY MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON

By Jason Stein

THE ART OF MAKING JEWELRY INNOVATORS

MASIERAAD ON THE ART OF EDUCATING

Interview L. Richards & C. Ziegler

WE NEED HIGH-QUALITY EXHIBITIONS

OLGA ZOBEL / GALERIE BIRÓ ON HOW TO MAKE SCHMUCK NUMBER ONE (AGAIN)

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS

KLIMT02 ON THE POSITIVE CHANGES COVID-19 ENFORCES ON GALLERY SERVICES AND QUALITY

Interview by Christoph Ziegler

FLYING CIRCUS

MOVIE & PERFORMANCE PROJECT

7 - 14 March 2021 Online and at Weltraum Gallery Munich

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