ZLR Betriebsimperium means "ZLR Imperial Enterprises" in English.
ZLR is Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards, both visual artists, living and working in Greece and Germany.
For ZLR, jewellery is an excellent means of communication to raise public awareness on issues of consumerism, terrorism, pornography, spirituality, animal rights, historical consciousness, environmental policies, identity and the destructive politics used to treat the "Greek crisis".
ZLR jewellery is made of plastic, trash, textile leftovers, aluminum foil, tin, paper.
ZLR loves combining trash with vintage precious stones or use industrial techniques along with traditional hand work.
While public opinion makers often think of Greece as "junk", ZLR collects Greek junk and sells it for gold in the globalized market! For ZLR, the mobile art medium jewellery may deliver a highly political statement.
Next to the production of jewellery, ZLR curates international art shows, offers specialized workshops and organizes residencies for artists, designers, makers and art lovers in Greece.
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ZLR detests the superficiality of the mainstream art and design scene and makes jewellery for Real People.
See "Jewellery For Real People"
- Video. Greece, 2017 (2:42 min.)