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19/04/2017

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK (AJW) 2017 –Central EXPO ‘Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces’ – Benaki Museum, Athens (GR) – 18-21 May 2017

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2017

AJW 2017 on Facebook

AJW 2017

Central Exhibition  « Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces«   at Benaki Museum

οpening THURSDAY 18/5 at 19h

The central exhibition titled « Art + Jewel: Intersecting Spaces » is hosted by the Benaki Museum of Piraeus Str. and has exclusivity
in participation of 48 selected artists of contemporary jewelry from Greece and abroad. Also this year, the important German artist Peter Bauhuis honors the event as a guest and exhibits his work in the central exhibition area.

AJW 2017 on Facebook  Central Exhibition  "Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces

  the Selected Individual Artists 2017  are :

Aggelika Diplari – Greece // Angelos Konstantakatos – Greece // Akis Goumas – Greece //  Angela Malhues – Chile //  Anna Vlahos – Greece/Australia // Antria Prasinou – Greece //  Christine Jalio – Finland //  Daniella Saraya -Israel // Demitra Thomloudis – USA // Georgia Gremouti – Greece // Hao-Han-Jhang – Taiwan // Ioli Livada – Greece // Irina Siman/Wundervenus – Belarus //  Iryna Voitenko – Ukraine // Isabelle Busnel -France-UK //  Kätrin Beljaev – Estonia //  Kristine Nuke Pantelejeva – Latvia // Liana Pattihis – UK/Cyprus // Magali Thibault Gobeil – Canada //  Maria Tsimpiskaki - Greece // Martina Dempf – Germany // Melina Lindroos – Finland //  Mika Kaskantami – Greece // Sara Chyan – Hong Kong  // Snem Yildirim – Turkey // Sol Flores – Argentina // Stefania Sioufa – Greece //  Yakinthi Oikonomou – Greece //  Yiota Vogli – Greece

Invited talented child: Rafail Kasteroudis – Greece / Ραφαήλ Καστερούδης

Guest Artist:  Peter Bauhuis – Germany

Selected Students:
Carla Movia – Alchimia // Joanna Grigoriou – Anamma Studio // Laura Salguero – EASD Valencia // Siri Sandell – Oslo National Academy of Arts // Xan – EASD Valencia // Yuxi Sun – Idar Oberstein

 GUEST ARTIST - Peter Bauhuis  "NEOPHYSALIA" Brooch BronzeGUEST ARTIST - Peter Bauhuis  « NEOPHYSALIA » Brooch Bronze

Invited talented child: Rafail Kasteroudis - Greece Invited talented child: Rafail Kasteroudis – Greece – « Armour Jewelry »  Hand piece – Aluminium, imitation gold leaf, beads, plastic

*Akis Goumas - "Θραύσμα Μοναχό" Brooch Silver, turtle shell, steel, colouring agentsAkis Goumas - « Θραύσμα Μοναχό » Brooch Silver, turtle shell, steel, colouring agentsAntria Prasinou - "Only a word matters" Brooch Paper, ink, silver, threads, caneAntria Prasinou - « Only a word matters » Brooch Paper, ink, silver, threads, cane

Maria Tsimpiskaki - "Armatures and Shadows: the Traces of Being" #1 Bracelet Sterling silver, bronze, pigment, pvc, sea anemone findingMaria Tsimpiskaki – « Armatures and Shadows: the Traces of Being » #1 Bracelet Sterling silver, bronze, pigment, pvc, sea anemone finding

AJW 2017 - Yiota Vogli -  SHADOWS collection - the birds:  Yiota Vogli -  SHADOWS collection – the birds

Aggelika Diplari - "Surfaces of Time" Brooch Wood, argentium silver, pigments, stainless steel, varnishesAggelika Diplari - « Surfaces of Time » Brooch Wood, argentium silver, pigments, stainless steel, varnishes

 Ioli Livada  - "Imaginary Flowers" #3 - Brooch Dried aubergine peel, corn leaf, bronze, silver, sponge, threads, acrylic paint Ioli Livada  – « Imaginary Flowers » #3 – Brooch Dried aubergine peel, corn leaf, bronze, silver, sponge, threads, acrylic paint

 Christine Jalio  "Past, Loss, Future" #5  Pendant Silk clay, silver, wireChristine Jalio  « Past, Loss, Future » #5  Pendant Silk clay, silver, wireDaniella Saraya - "Re-Cover" Necklace Silver, quartz crystals, epoxy, marble powder, wood, paintDaniella Saraya. – « Re-Cover » Necklace Silver, quartz crystals, epoxy, marble powder, wood, paintHao-Han Jhang - "Burgeon" #1- Brooch Copper, brass, mineral powderHao-Han Jhang - « Burgeon » #1- Brooch Copper, brass, mineral powderIryna Voitenko - “Subtle Truth” Necklace Silk, leather, threads, porcelain Iryna Voitenko - “Subtle Truth” Necklace Silk, leather, threads, porcelain

Irina Siman/WUNDERVENUS  "Temple"  Ring Silver castedIrina Siman/WUNDERVENUS  « Temple »  Ring Silver casted Isabelle Busnel - Brooch Silicone, rhinestones, pearls, magnet 2017Isabelle Busnel - Brooch Silicone, rhinestones, pearls, magnet 2017

Anna Vlahos  "Bkack Saw" Brooch Oxidised silver, stainless steelAnna Vlahos  « Bkack Saw » Brooch Oxidised silver, stainless steel

Aggelos Konstantakatos - "Hidden perspectives: Olindi" Brooch Fruit - Carpus, resin, color, oxidized silverAngelos Konstantakatos.- « Hidden perspectives: Olindi » Brooch Fruit – Carpus, resin, color, oxidized silver

 Angela Malhües - "Death Come Get My" Brooch_Necklace Copper, leather, silver, vitreous enamels, textile, threadsAngela Malhües – « Death Come Get My » Brooch_Necklace Copper, leather, silver, vitreous enamels, textile, threads

 Magali Thibault Gobeil - "Candy Dots" Brooch Polyurethane, vinyl, cord, magnetMagali Thibault Gobeil Joaillière - « Candy Dots » Brooch Polyurethane, vinyl, cord, magnet

 Melina Lindroos - "Hiding Places" #2 Brooch Satin, avocado skin, stainless steelMelina Lindroos - « Hiding Places » #2 Brooch Satin, avocado skin, stainless steel Liana Pattihis - "Offerings-Τάματα" #2 from 18 Ring Vintage ring, beeswax church candle, acrylic paint Liana Pattihis - « Offerings-Τάματα » #2 from 18 Ring Vintage ring, beeswax church candle, acrylic paint

 Kristine Nuke-Pantelejeva  "Looking for Atlantida" #2 Pendant Porcelain, hemp cord, silver detailsKristine Nuke-Pantelejeva  « Looking for Atlantida » #2 Pendant Porcelain, hemp cord, silver details

 Stefania Sioufa - "Scene of the Mind" Brooch Silver, pigments, cement, brass sheets, resin, sand, plaster Stefania Sioufa - « Scene of the Mind » Brooch Silver, pigments, cement, brass sheets, resin, sand, plaster

Yakinthi Oikonomou - "Home Sweet Home" Brooch Αrgentium silve, bronze, stainless steelYakinthi Oikonomou - « Home Sweet Home » Brooch Αrgentium silve, bronze, stainless steel

Georgia Gremouti - "Corpus Colonies II" Brooch Silk, silver, steelGeorgia Gremouti - « Corpus Colonies II » Brooch Silk, silver, steel

Sol Flores  "Impractical Fleet" #3  Ring Wood, plastic, silverSol Flores  « Impractical Fleet » #3  Ring Wood, plastic, silver

Mika Kaskantami - "The maquettes" #5 Necklace Polymeric clay, alpacaMika Kaskantami.- « The maquettes » #5 Necklace Polymeric clay, alpaca

Demitra Thomloudis - "Over the Fence" excerpt from CrossPass project 35 brooches + video projection + audio Cement, resin, brass, steel, pigment, graphite pencilDemitra Thomloudis – « Over the Fence » excerpt from CrossPass project 35 brooches + video projection + audio Cement, resin, brass, steel, pigment, graphite pencil

 

Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe / 138 Pireos & Andronikou St., tel. (+30) 210 3453111, www.benaki.gr
opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sun: 11.00 – 21.00, Thurs: 11.00 – 23.00

 

 

18/04/2017

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK (AJW) 2017 – general schedule – Athens (GR) – 18-21 May 2017

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2017

AJW 2017 on Facebook

AJW 2017

Contemporary jewelry meets the Athenian audience in a 4-day art event with international participations.

For a second year in a row, Athens Jewelry Week opens its doors to welcome its guests. The objective of this new and dynamic institution is to present to the Greek audience the trends and the rich diversity of contemporary art jewelry, as they have been evolving in Greece and abroad.

In the framework of the international jewelry scene, the organization constitutes the Greek presence on the world map of equivalent art events with an ever increasing interest. AJW 2017 covers four days of exhibitions, lectures and workshops, highlighting contemporary jewelry creators, their art and their authentic work.

The central exhibition titled “Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces is hosted this year by the Benaki Museum (Pireos Annexe) and it aims to present the exceptional work of 48 selected artists. The influential German jewelry maker Peter Bauhuis, invited as a guest artist, will honor the event with his presence, by exhibiting his work in the main exhibition hall and by opening the lectures program.

AJW 2017 also includes 5 group exhibitions that will take places in various venues around Athens, lectures and seminars. The closing of the event will be marked by the awards ceremony. Awards will be given by international institutions/entities that are active in the contemporary jewelry field.

Athens Jewelry Week – organized by Anticlastics, a group of contemporary jewelry creators – aims, among other things, at introducing the art of contemporary jewelry to the broader public. It is addressed to artists and art aficionados of all ages and backgrounds, but mostly to all those who love contemporary art jewelry and want to learn more about it. Because -as the poet W.B. Yeats would say- « The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper ».

 
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For the Central Exhibition « Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces«  at Benaki Museum the Selected Individual Artists 2017  are :

Aggelika Diplari – Greece // Angelos Konstantakatos – Greece // Akis Goumas – Greece //  Angela Malhues – Chile //  Anna Vlahos – Greece/Australia // Antria Prasinou - Greece //  Christine Jalio – Finland //  Daniella Saraya -Israel // Hao-Han-Jhang – Taiwan // Ioli Livada – Greece // Irina Siman/Wundervenus – Belarus //  Iryna Voitenko – Ukraine // Isabelle Busnel -France-UK //  Kätrin Beljaev – Estonia //  Kristine Nuke Pantelejeva – Latvia // Liana Pattihis – UK/Cyprus // Magali Thibault Gobeil - Canada //  Maria Tsimpiskaki - Greece //  Martina Dempf – Germany // Melina Lindroos – Finland //  Mika Kaskantami – Greece // Sara Chyan – Hong Kong  // Snem Yildirim – Turkey // Sol Flores – Argentina // Stefania Sioufa – Greece //  Yakinthi Oikonomou – Greece //  Yiota Vogli - Greece

 Benaki Museum« ART + JEWELRY: INTERSECTING SPACES » EXHIBITION
18 – 21 MAY 2017 @ BENAKI MUSEUM – 138 PIREOS STR.

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SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY , 18/5


19.00 : οpening : Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces (group exhibition)
@Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe / 138 Pireos & Andronikou St., tel. (+30) 210 3453111, www.benaki.gr
Dates: 18/5 – 21/5, opening hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00-21:00

AjW 2017

 

 

FRIDAY19/5


11.00-15.00 : workshop : Anamma studio / contemporary jewelry seminars
@Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) / 138 Pireos & Andronikou St. /  tel. (+30) 210 3453111, www.benaki.gr
for reservations (+30) 6972848300, www.anamma.gr

5 SENSES Interactive Workshop - AJW 2017

18.00 : opening : +Apantima
@Krama School of Contemporary Jewelry / Evrou 9 Str., 11528, Athens / tel. (+30) 6939080989, 6972840825
www.kramainstitute.com
Dates: 19/5 – 21/5, opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sunday: 11.00 – 21.00

KRAMA school

 

19.30 : opening : “Worthless” by Arkivet Collective (group exhibition)
@IOS22 Creative Gallery (art + architecture) / Tzaferi 10, 11854, Gazi / tel. (+30) 210 3460710
www.ios22.com
Dates: 19/5 – 21/5, opening hours: Friday: 12.00 – 21.00, Saturday: 11.00 – 19.00, Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00

AJW 2017 - 19-05 : 19.30 : opening : “Worthless” by Arkivet Collective

21.00 : opening : JOYA Barcelona (fair)
@The Sowl / Herakleidon 10, Thiseio / tel. (+30) 210 345003
www.thesowl.com
Dates: 18/5 – 21/5, opening hours: Thurs-Fri: 16.00-02.00, Sat: 11.00-03.00, Sun: 11.00-00.00

JOYA at AJW 2017

A COCKTAIL PARTY WILL FOLLOW

 

 


SATURDAY, 20/5


11.00 – 15.00: lectures
@Benaki Museum, Main Building / 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave. / tel. (+30) 210 3671000 / www.benaki.gr

Peter Bauhuis – Jewelry Artist: “Armillaria, Arithmeticians and other Amazements”
Georgia Gremouti – Visual Artist: “Poly-folds – expanding the dimensions”
Juan Riusech – Founder of Alliages Organization & Gallery : “Back to the future, a jewel history”
Marianne Gassier – Blogger / Collector: “Jewelry, a NEED for life”

 

19.00 : opening : “The after Joya effect IV” (group exhibition)
@Popeye Loves Olive Art-Space / 5 Limbona str., 10560, Ag. Irinis Square / tel. (+30) 210 8673461
www.popeyelovesolive.com
Dates: 18/5- 6/6, opening hours: Tues-Sat: 12.00-20.00, Sun: 12.00 – 17.00

The After Joya Effect IV -  18 may-6 june 2017

 

21.00 : opening : Difference by Jonathan Hens & Dimitar Stankov (group exhibition)
@Six D.o.g.s / 6-8 Avramiotou str., Monastiraki 10551, Athens / tel. (+30) 210 3210510 / www.sixdogs.gr
Dates: 19/5- 21/5, opening hours: Friday, Saturday : 12.00 – 19.00, Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00

Jonathan HENS - no expiry - ww.sixdogs.gr

 


SUNDAY21/5


17.00 – 19.00 : awards
The Anticlastics Award
The Benaki Award
The Alchimia Award
@Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe / 138 Pireos & Andronikou St. / tel. (+30) 210 3453111 / www.benaki.gr

 

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23/06/2016

EXPO ‘Pump Up The Volume’ (during AJW) – Underflow, Athens (GR) – 30 Juin-3 Juill. 2016

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2016

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Pump Up The Volume // Contemporary jewelry exhibition

Organizer: Anamma Contemporary Jewelry Studio
Curating: Anastasia Kandaraki
Opening: 30/6 at 21:00

 

Pump Up The Volume // Contemporary jewelry exhibition

Pump Up The Volume
CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY EXHIBITION

Music sets the rhythm and vinyl becomes the material; or the other way round. Music becomes the material and vinyl sets the rhythm for 17 improvisations on contemporary jewelry; tango-like brooches, rock-inspired necklaces, electro-bracelets. Tap your foot to the beat, prick up your ears and take a look on what’s happening when sound becomes the reason and starting point of inspiration. Seventeen creators and 17 music tracks “playing loud” in an exhibition that won’t leave anyone at peace: Pump Up The Volume.

Participants:  Jenny AntonopoulouMaro Vasileiadou — Ariadni Gaitani — Ioanna Grigoriou — Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou — Roula Kallinikou — Maria KoutmaniAngelos Konstantakatos — Angeliki Madi — Sevi Mavrelou — Mary-Zoe MoustakoudiElli XippaYakinthi Oikonomou — Elena Pappa — Anna Pervolaraki — Penny Stroumbou — Chrysa Chatzikonstantinidou

 

Elli Xippa EL CHOCLO Brooch. Vinyl PVC, vinyl fabric, silver, alpaca. (photo Orestis Rovakis) Elli Xippa EL CHOCLO Brooch. Vinyl PVC, vinyl fabric, silver, alpaca. (photo Orestis Rovakis)

Elli Xippa necklace Vinyl PVC: Elli Xippa necklace Vinyl PVC

Elli Xippa necklace Vinyl PVC: Elli Xippa necklace Vinyl PVC

Underflow Record Store & Art Gallery
Kallirois 39,
117 43 Athènes – Greece
+30 21 1403 9926
info@underflow.gr
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Venue: Underflow record store & art gallery (39, Kallirois Street, Sygrou-Fix)
www.anamma.gr / info@anamma.gr

 

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20/06/2016

EXPO ‘Hidden Wor-l-ds’ (during AJW) – Ismos gallery, Athens (GR) – 1er-4 Juill. 2016

in Athens during the ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2016 (AJW)…..
Dates:1-4 July 2016_18:00-22:00
http://athensjewelryweek.com/

 

Hidden wor(l)ds

Hidden wor(l)ds
Three women artists of contemporary jewellery form the group “Cluster” and tell three different stories. Anastasia’s imaginary, hidden world of the gutters that woke up one night while the city was sleeping; Hara’s Mediterranean Polis that is washed not by a single, but my many seas; Yakinthi’s invisible world of contrasts with its brightest and darkest fragments.
The narration of three hidden worlds.
The group “Cluster” consists of Anastasia Agglopoulou, Hara Kourtali and Yakinthi Oikonomou

Hara Kourtali -  "Mare Nostrum", 2015 brooches wood  photo Orestis RovakisHara Kourtali -  « Mare Nostrum », 2015 brooches wood  photo Orestis Rovakis

Hara Kourtali -  “Eastern Star” Ring Silver  Athensjewelryweek #2016 Hara Kourtali -  “Eastern Star” Ring Silver 

Anastasia Agglopoulou - "Just woke up" Rings Aluminium, melted, oxidised  Athensjewelryweek #2016Anastasia Agglopoulou – « Just woke up » Rings Aluminium, melted, oxidised

Yakinthi Oikonomou “Diamond” Brooch Charcoal, silver, resin, alpaca, mixed technique  Athensjewelryweek #2016 Yakinthi Oikonomou “Diamond” Brooch Charcoal, silver, resin, alpaca, mixed technique

 Anastasia Agglopoulou "I am here" brooch paper, colour, silver Anastasia Agglopoulou « I am here » brooch paper, colour, silver

 

Ismos
Efpatridon 17 & Triptopolemou,
Gazi
11854 Athènes
http://ismos.gr/

 

 

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29/12/2015

EXPO ‘Confabulate’ – Popeye loves olive, Athens (GR) – 5-18 Dec. 2015

CONFABULATE

at Popeye loves olive, 15 Greek jewelry designers confabulate with the Mexican artist Jorge Manilla by taking, as an inspiration, a piece of his work and making their own interpretation.

Opening: Saturday, December 5 at 20.00
confabulate
 
Participating Artists:
Kalliopi Andrikopoulou — Kelly Arnaoutaki — Katerina GlykaXenia Deimezi
Aggelika Diplari Victoria IoannidouErato KouloubiVally KontidisMaria KoutmaniIoanna NatsikouYakinthi OikonomouAntria PrasinouNiki Stylianou — Yannis Tsalapatis — Iryna Voitenko
Niki Stylianou jewel - Jorge Manilla drawings - Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos  Niki Stylianou jewel – Jorge Manilla drawings – Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos
 Aggelika Diplari  - Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos  Aggelika Diplari - Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos
Iryna VoitenkoIryna Voitenko Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos
Yakinthi Oikonomou  Yakinthi Oikonomou  Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos
  Xenia Deimezi  Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos  Xenia Deimezi - Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos  
Kalliopi Andrikopoulou - Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos  Kalliopi Andrikopoulou – Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos
 Katerina Glyka è Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos  Katerina Glyka - Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos
Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos –   Yannis Tsalapatis Yannis Tsalapatis  Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos 
 Maria Koutmani - Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos Maria Koutmani – Photo Credits: Alexis Kamitsos
During Jorge Manilla‘s visit to Athens we will have the pleasure to attend his presentation analyzing important aspects of his work.
Lecture: Thursday, December 3 at 8 @ Popeye Loves Olive
Duration: 1 hour Jorge Manilla // Brooch – What do you want

 

Popeye loves olive
Libona 5, Plateia Agias Eirinis
10560 Athènes
tel +30 21 0867 3461
mail: eratokosmima@yahoo.com
eratojewellery.com
popeyelovesolive.com

 

14/12/2015

EXPO ‘Confabulate’ – Popeye loves olive, Athens (GR) – 5-18 Dec. 2015

Jorge Manilla  

at Popeye loves olive, 15 Greek jewelry designers confabulate with the Mexican artist Jorge Manilla by taking, as an inspiration, a piece of his work and making their own interpretation.

Opening: Saturday, December 5 at 20.00
confabulate
 
Participating Artists:
Kalliopi Andrikopoulou — Kelly Arnaoutaki — Katerina GlykaXenia Deimezi Angelika DiplariVictoria Ioannidou Erato Kouloubi — Vally Kontidis — Maria Koutmani — Ioanna NatsikouYakinthi OikonomouAntria PrasinouNiki Stylianou — Yannis Tsalapatis — Iryna Voitenko
During Jorge Manilla‘s visit to Athens we will have the pleasure to attend his presentation analyzing important aspects of his work.
Lecture: Thursday, December 3 at 8 @ Popeye Loves Olive
Duration: 1 hour
 Jorge Manilla // Neckpiece - My love for you was true Jorge Manilla // Neckpiece – My love for you was true
Jorge Manilla // Neckpiece - You were always looking for someone else Jorge Manilla // Neckpiece – You were always looking for someone else
 Jorge Manilla // Brooch - What do you want Jorge Manilla // Brooch – What do you want
Jorge Manilla // Brooch - It was not just coincidence.. Jorge Manilla // Brooch – It was not just coincidence..
Jorge Manilla / Brooch - Nobody is important for you / Me seguraste que tu no eras asiJorge Manilla / Brooch – Nobody is important for you / Me seguraste que tu no eras asi
Jorge Manilla / Ring - I just gave to you the best of me... Jorge Manilla / Ring – I just gave to you the best of me…
Popeye loves olive
Libona 5, Plateia Agias Eirinis
10560 Athènes
tel +30 21 0867 3461
mail: eratokosmima@yahoo.com
eratojewellery.com
popeyelovesolive.com

22/02/2015

During SCHMUCK 2015 – EXPO ‘Mythen/Myths 2015′ – Galerie Weltraum, Munich (DE) – 11-17 Mars 2015

«Mythen/Myths 2015» A contemporary insight in precious Greece

Galerie Weltraum

Opening: 11 March, 7 – 10 p.m.
Sofia Zarari,  "Chronos", 2013, Photo credit: Myrto KoutoulSofia Zarari  -  « Chronos », 2013, Photo credit: Myrto Koutoul
Thirteen visual artists, architects and designers and four guest stars turn their daily experience in Greece into jewellery: family violence, mother’s Alzheimer, unconditional love, negation of death, bankruptcy, androgynous sexuality, Charlie hebdo’s impact on freedom of speech etc.
Exhibits make part of a sculptural, walk-in installation reminding of a broken ancient Greek temple or a human-sized trap, a double symbol for the Greek crisis. Daily art performances inspired by contemporary Greek culture reflect on archaic uses of jewellery.
« The Greek drama is taking place right now, almost a third of the young do not have a job, many people live hard lives. Their hardships can be connected to the suffering that heroes from the great Greek stories underwent. Our contemporary dramas both in world politics as in our personal lives resemble those tragedies described in the great Greek theater.
We lose a loved one, we encounter unfaithfulness, we are in warlike situations due to real war or we seem to be in a battle to keep our health or sanity and all of us cope with these things in different ways. All these themes are expressed in the great Greek myths. Every Greek is steeped in her or his heritage as I know from having travelled many times in Greece.
For the artists of this show their Greek background is a focal point that one can always go back to. In the jewelry and other art, made by the exhibiting artists the Greek myth has been an enormous rich well to draw from as you will see.  »
Marietta de Bruïne, Art historian, Amsterdam.
Artists: Katerina GlykaChristina KarababaAnna Kitsou –  Maro KornilakiYakinthi OikonomouSofia PaschouLoukia RichardsHeleni Siousti — Margarita Skokou — Eleftheria SpantidakiSystemalab (Sofia Daniilidou) — Konstantina Tzavidopoulou — Marianna Tzouti — Sofia Zarari
Guest artists: Eugenia Feroussi — Elina Kakourou — Katerina Kolonellou — Sofia Paschou.

 Yakinthi Oikonomou, Bonds, 2014, Photo by Orestis Rovakis
Yakinthi Oikonomou, Bonds, 2014, Photo by Orestis Rovakis
 Yakinthi Oikonomou  -"Tough love", Mixed technique, Canelloni, paper, silver, 2014 Photo credit: Orestis Rovakis  Yakinthi Oikonomou  - »Tough love », Mixed technique, Canelloni, paper, silver, 2014 Photo credit: Orestis Rovakis
  SYSTEMALAB Ring: Peristerionas Rings, 2013 Photo by: SYSTEMALABSYSTEMALAB Ring: Peristerionas 3D printed Rings, 2013 Photo by: SYSTEMALAB
Loukia Richards, "Sirens", 2013 Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler  Loukia Richards, « Pornogirls/Sirens », 2013 Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler
 Anna Kitsou, Athens  Anna Kitsou, “Kyklikos Chronos” (“Κυκλικός χρόνος”), 2012, Ρhoto credit: Giannis SeferosAnna Kitsou’s reference to aesthetics can be traced back to the Neolithic settlements, the Acropolis of Tiryns with the Cyclopean Walls, the Cycladic idols or the harmonious aerial photographs of excavations.  Her jewellery reflects magic rituals and the hope of humankind that with fire, gemstones and knots can gain control over destiny. Long before the construction of houses, roads, airplanes or refrigerators, mortals created jewellery to give them strength to confront not only enemies of the terrestrial world, but also the demons from beyond.  Jewellery was a companion for eternity, emphasizing faith in immortality.
“Each piece is a journey through land, water and fire… My inspiration is the Earth, Greece and cultures,” says the young designer and ceramist.
Mix & match of shapes and materials by Maro Kornilakh Mix & match of shapes and materials by Maro Kornilakh
"Synapsis/Alzheimer". Work in progress by Heleni Siousti. 2015  for Myths 2015 @ SCHMUCK Munich Jewellery Week: Heleni Siousti « Synapsis/Alzheimer ». Work in progress  2015 -
Helices or spirals are characteristic patterns of ancient Greek jewellery. They symbolize the moon, mazes, snails, snakes, ebb and flow, cyclical time, regeneration, perpetual motion, echo, appearance and disappearance, consciousness and unconsciousness, memory and oblivion, even the human brain itself.
The jewellery of Helen Siousti, often unfinished or imperfect, signifies memory fading away due to Alzheimer disease.
It illustrates the pain of those who, unable to act, watch their loved ones crossing the river of Lethe while being alive. Her pieces are relics of beautiful, powerful moments – the offspring of the unknown future and love.
Heleni Siousti uses her art to unite robust remembrances with glimpses of memory in an attempt to explain how fragile and vulnerable we become through the memory of what has been and will not be — no more.
She hauls childhood fears to the surface, fears which become alive as our parents walk slowly, but steadily, towards the dark forest of fairy tales while we – like helpless Hop-o’-My-Thumbs – have only crumbs in our pockets to help them trace the path leading back to us…
Heleni Siousti studied Economics in Athens and worked in the private sector. She is an acrtive member of the ecological movement in her home town Kozani in Macedonia.

Christina Karababa, Peace man! "Bang-Bang 1", 2014 Photo credit: Christina Karababa - Myths 2015 @ SCHMUCK, Munich Jewellery Week 11-17 March Galerie Weltraum: Peace man!  -  Christina Karababa, « Bang-Bang 1″, 2014 Photo credit: Christina Karababa

and should god Hephaestus, the famous blacksmith of Olympus, continue making weapons and jewellery in his workshop, he would possibly use a 3D printer.
Renowned for its decoration and apotropaic/defensive perfection is the shield Hephaistos made for Achilles.
Bang bang!
The sound of the gun in comic strips suits the myth of revolutionary subversion of aesthetics standards.
Such myths are endlessly created by fashion and technology in modern urban centers.
Everything goes, but in a different way…
« In my work I mould odd objects with contradictions as far as their operation, meaning and interpretation are concerned. These items should be conceived mostly as comments, as toys or as dangerous and naive fantasies, » writes Christina Karababa.
The artist teaches in Applied Science University Düsseldorf. She has held numerous individual and group exhibitions and co-curated the international art jewellery meeting « Zimmerhof Symposium » in 2014.
"war-like jewellery" of Katerina Glyka  Katerina Glyka  – « Lethal Jewellery » -  « war-like jewellery » of Katerina Glyka which has as starting point scenographic imitations of archaic weapons made with the technique of paper mache and ends up being potentially lethal tools made from cement.

 

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