Initiation// Kallichoron MJW2018


Daniel von Weinberger, Christoph Ziegler, Petra Bole, Eva Van Kempen, Satomi Kawai, Daria Borovkova, Evgenia Zoidaki, Kalliopi Andrikopoulou, Lyra Lin, Ting Quetzaljo, Vivien Bedwell, Bibi Klekackoska, Anna Fanigina Verba, Anna Lewis, Martina Turini, Loukia Richards

Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 29-31, Munich, Germany

Galerie Florian Trampler

Opening Thu 18:00 – 22:00, Opening-performance at 19:00

Regular hours

Fri – Sat 11:00 – 19:00

Sun 11:00 – 17:00

A Jewellery, Narrative & Performance show to reflect the night of the sacred orgies.

The project INITIATION 2018 // KALLICHORON focuses on „Body – Ritual – Narrative“ as a means to bridge jewellery with the sacred context of its origins and to find meaning in its future development.

For 2.000 years Eleusina, a farmers’ community close to Athens, was the spiritual capital of the Greek-Roman world. The cult of Demeter and Persephone – Mother and Daughter – also know as “orgies” (work) celebrated the establishment of human settlements and agriculture, the cycle of nature and life, the preparation and sharing of food, the creation and abolishment of hierarchical classes and the metaphysical explanation for the soul’s destiny after death.

The Eleusinian cult or Eleusinian Mysteries, as it is widely known, is a milestone in the history of human civilization.

“Kallichoron”- „The Well of Fair Dances“ – still to be seen at the very entrance of the sacred site of Eleusina, alludes to the ecstatic dances the initiates performed around it to honor the goddess Demeter, Mother Earth, before the revelation of the secret of bliss through objects, narrative and performance. Kallichoron was the boundary between life and death, conscious and unconscious, upper world and Hades, the initiates had to cross to reach eternal truth.

At the show opening, jewellery artists present performances they developped during their Artist Residency in Athens, to reflect the common denominator between wearable ornament and movement: the body.

The installation of the show’s Honored Guest Daniel von Weinberger is an incisive comment on the end of civilization.

Many elements of the Eleusinian cult – its sacred architecture, objects, performances, doctrine – were absorbed by Christianity after the decline of the ancient faith, thus becoming a vital part of Europe’s spiritual heritage and cultural language.

The group show is curated by ZLR Betriebsimperium alias Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards.

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Collecting Precious Memories


Mini Exhibition at Blue Rose Art Gallery

21-24 /12/2018, Karytsi Sq 5, Athens

A collection of memory objects just in time for Christmas!

The first day the set up was an empty canvas. The visitors and friends were encouraged to write and post-the old fashioned way- a memory. The canvas filled up with memories and sentiments…

“Memory mapping” Solo exhibition/ Invitation


“Memory mapping”
Kalliopi Andrikopoulou
3-10 May
Cine Trianon Athens and ZLR Betriebsimperium Hamburg Christoph Ziegler+Loukia Richards)have the pleasure to host Kalliopi Andrikopoulou’s solo show “Memory mapping” opening on the 3rd of May at 7 pm.
The art series “One Artist A Week/Artist In Residence at Cine Trianon” is part of the “Victoria Square Project” by US artist Rick Lowe for Dokumenta 14 Athens.


Story Teller


about“Story Teller”

What is Story Teller anyway? Well it is not exactly jewelry. And it is jewelry.

It was my way to launch myself as an independent jeweler during MJW 2016, as a participant of the project Myths TEST DRIVE. I wanted to share my story as a child of a captain and a radio operator in cargo ships. I also wanted to communicate with other people of similar heritage and exchange stories. I wanted to talk about my grandparents, my island, me travelling around the world. But how can one capture ones whole life in one piece of jewelry? So I decided to turn it into a life’s project of DIY jewelry. Oh well, I hope it turns out so anyway…

So this very first edition of Story Teller comes in a “carry along your map” tube bag. It contains a booklet and a DIY kit to make your own brooch.                                                                                                                                              1IMG_5395


It took a lot of people to get enough carton rolls for the tubes! And a long time to assemble.

The booklet is sort of a calendar with some important hints about…me. I worked with different approaches before the final version. These are collages of family photos with a lot of Photoshop games!



In my attempt to create a cartography of my life I added some important maps..3. attika

The whole idea is that one can use the kit to copy parts of the booklet or add new sketches to create their own story. And you can do it while chewing a piece of Chios Mastic gum!



“You can cut,copy,add and create your own story on your brooch.

Then you will be a Story Teller too.”


Finally you can put down the details of your experience with the Story Teller by adding data in a captains Logbook.

BoatlogexampleI am happy that some of the first Story Tellers are in good hands.

Thank you Loukia Richards, Christoph Ziegler,

Lital Mendel, Juan Harnie, Eleftheria Spanidaki,

Linda Savineau, Eugenia Feroussi, Phi Factor,

Otto Kunzli, Liesbeth den Besten, Jorge Manilla

for accepting one of my Story Tellers.


Impressions from Munich Jewellery Week‬‬ Part II


The second post about Munich is about the actual work I presented in the exhibition TEST DRIVE. The series of brooches “Vessels and Routes” are well described by the curator of the exhibition ‪#‎LoukiaRichards‬ as an effort to condense my childhood experiences into a piece of jewelry.

Impressions from Munich Jewellery Week‬ Part I


Well it has been exactly 2 weeks since the finissage of the MJW and I am still in the Munich “cosmos”! It has been a great experience.The first post about my impressions cannot be another but about my taking part in the project TEST DRIVE. I have been professionally engaged with jewelry for the past 10 years and most of my activities have taken place through the collective ‪#‎SynApeirο‬. It has been an honor and a privilege the first time I exhibit -outside of Greece- as an independent artist, to be through such a pioneer and innovative project like TEST DRIVE.

“Myths 2016 – Test Drive”


JEWELLERY AS SHAREWARE or Do not let Erisychthons rule over the earth!

“Myths 2016 – Test Drive” is a mobile jewelry art exhibition focusing on Share Economy and promoting more environmentally conscious patterns of consumption. The show takes place inside a trailer-turned-into-a-gallery stationed in down town Munich during the city’s Jewelry Week “Schmuck”.

Myths 2016 – Test Drive

“Myths 2016 – Test Drive”
 JEWELLERY AS SHAREWARE or Do not let Erisychthons rule over the earth!
The hubris of king Erisychthon is the source of inspiration for the exhibition “Myths 2016 – Test Drive” opening on Wednesday 24 February at Platform during Munich Jewelry Week. The king of Thessaly destroys Demeter’s holy forest to build a new palace for his banquets. He is cursed by the earth goddess to suffer insatiable hunger. Erysichthon sells all his possessions to buy food and ends up eating his own flesh.
“Myths 2016 – Test Drive” is a mobile jewelry art exhibition focusing on Share Economy and promoting more environmentally conscious patterns of consumption. The show takes place inside a trailer-turned-into-a-gallery stationed in down town Munich during the city’s Jewelry Week aka “Schmuck”.
All artworks are made with organic or recyclable material or have used energy/capital saving techniques such as innovative 3D Printing or old fashioned assemblage or objet trouve in their making. These techniques address the issue of shortage, re-use, lack of capital to invest on precious raw materials, as well as environmental issues many designers have to confront in their daily art practice.
“Myths 2016 – Test Drive” also reflects upon the teachings of “zero capital” Fourth Industrial Revolution a la J.Rifkin and reverberates the practices of Swarm/Sharing/Swaping movements which are extremely popular in Germany right now.
Interaction with the public plays a crucial role in the project. All exhibition items can be borrowed for one or more days for a „test drive“ through the city. Visitors are encouraged and rewarded through various incentives and perks to post their photos and experiences in the social media.
“Myths” is a series of exhibitions on the art medium jewellery which are curated by Loukia Richards and Christoph Ziegler.
Updated versions of Greek myths are used to suggest viable ways to deal with contemporary issues.
“Myths 2016 -Test Drive” is under the auspices of The General Consulate of Greece in Munich, and takes place in cooperation with Platform Munich and the Urbane Farm/The Bauhaus Foundation Dessau. It is sponsored and supported by Hüttenpalast Hotel Berlin, Spotted by Locals, Pablo&Paul online gallery Munich, DerGugl Munich, The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Nafplio, The Needle Files UK, mastihashop Greece, The Mastic Producers Association of Greece, Galerie Entwurf Direkt Hamburg.

“Myths 2016 – Test Drive” participants are:Joanne Haywood (UK)/ Judith Schwendener (NL)/ Dita Antonopoulou (GR)/ Lital Mendel Jewlery Design (ISR)/ Yolande Duchateau Contemporary Jewlery (BE)/ Nolia Shakti (NL)/ Anne Dinan (USA)/ T Squared (ISR)/ Eugenia Feroussi (GR)/ Linda Savineau (BE)/ Marion Delarue Contemporary Objects (FR)/ EDELPLAST – Billie Van Nieuwenhuyzen (BE)/ Kalliopi Andrikopoulou Syn Apeiro (GR)/ Juan Harnie (BE)/ Thikwa Werkstatt für Theater und Kunst (DE)/ Eleftheria Spantidaki (GR)/ Martijntje Cornelia (NL)/ Christoph Ziegler (DE)/ Loukia Richards (GR/UK).

Opening:  24. February, 6.00-9.00 p.m. at Platform München, Kistlerhofstrasse 70, Building 60 / 3. Floor
Eugenia Feroussi will perform “Silent Code” and Christoph Ziegler will perform “Hessiod’s Cosmic Egg”.
Both performances reflect upon the origins and vital meaning of jewelry.
EXHIBITION:   25.2. – 1.3.2016  2.00-8-00 pm
The exhibition trailer will be stationed in various parts of Munich.
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