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LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020

Award  /  25 Jun 2020
Published: 15.07.2019
LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020.
Loewe Foundation
Management:
Sheila Loewe
Genta Ishizuka. Object: Surface Tactility #11, 2018. Urushi, styrene foam balls, 2-way tricot, linen cloth.. Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019. 
. Using the simple motif of a bag of oranges as his point of departure, Ishizuka elevates this humble form through his expert use of lacquer. The allure of the gloss of his material creates an immediately sensual attraction that is contemporary in its appeal, belying the fact that the urushi lacquer technique originates from Japan between the 7th and 8th centuries.. Genta Ishizuka
Object: Surface Tactility #11, 2018
Urushi, styrene foam balls, 2-way tricot, linen cloth.
Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

Using the simple motif of a bag of oranges as his point of departure, Ishizuka elevates this humble form through his expert use of lacquer. The allure of the gloss of his material creates an immediately sensual attraction that is contemporary in its appeal, belying the fact that the urushi lacquer technique originates from Japan between the 7th and 8th centuries.
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Intro
In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. Aiming to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise artisans whose talent, vision and will to in¡novate will set a standard for the future, LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846.

The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural Foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, under the direction of his daughter Sheila Loewe, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, support educational programmes and safeguard heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, art and craft. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, the highest honour granted by the Spanish Government, in 2002.

One of the primary purposes for which the LOEWE FOUNDATION was established was to support design and craftsmanship.

The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.


About the Craft Prize
The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.


Key Dates· LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020

1 July 2019: Entry site opens to submit works
30 October 2019: Submissions close
31 January 2020: Shortlist of finalists announced
Spring 2020: Winner announced
Spring 2020: Exhibition of finalist works in Paris

> Open Call LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020. 4th edition at klimt02


Experts Panel
An Experts Panel will shortlist up to 30 Works from among all the entries submitted. These finalists (hereafter called the ‘Finalists’) will be then submitted to the Jury for their final decision.
In this call, the Experts Panel will be composed of:

- Paula Aza, LOEWE Head of Architecture.
- Antonia Boström, Director of Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
- Hyeyoung Cho, Secretary General at the Korea Craft and Design Foundation.
- Sara Flynn, ceramist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2017.
- Koichi Io, metal artist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2019.
- Krzysztof Lukasik, LOEWE accessories designer.
- Rodman Primack, Global Ambassador for Design Miami.
- Ramón Puig Cuyàs, jewellery artist.
- Sylvie Vandenhoucke, glass artist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2017.
- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Executive Secretary), architecture and design correspondent for El País.


Jury
The Jury for this call will be made up of:

- Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director.
- Naoto Fukasawa, designer and Director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Tokyo.
- Olivier Gabet, Director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
- Genta Ishizuka, Winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize third edition.
- Hongnam Kim, President of the National Trust of Korea.
- Enrique Loewe, LOEWE FOUNDATION Honorary President.
- Wolfgang Lösche, Head of Exhibition and Fairs at the Chamber of Skilled Trades, Munich.
- Wang Shu, architect and Pritzker Prize winner.
- Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of Design Museum, London.
- Benedetta Tagliabue, architect and RIBA Stirling Prize winner.
- Patricia Urquiola, architect and industrial designer.
- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Chairwoman), architecture and design correspondent for El País.


> Rules of Entry LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020
> FAQ's LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020
> Registration open to 30 October 2019 (23:59 CET)

 
Jennifer Lee. Object: Pale, Shadowed Speckled Traces, Fading Ellipse, Bronze Specks, Tilted Shelf, 2017. Stoneware clay, natural oxides.. Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018. Jennifer Lee
Object: Pale, Shadowed Speckled Traces, Fading Ellipse, Bronze Specks, Tilted Shelf, 2017
Stoneware clay, natural oxides.
Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018
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Ernst Gamperl. Object: Tree of Life 2, 2017. Oak wood.. Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2017. Ernst Gamperl
Object: Tree of Life 2, 2017
Oak wood.
Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2017
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Trophy by Alex Brogden, 2016.
Trophy by Alex Brogden, 2016

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Loewe Craft Prize 2019. Exhibition at Isamu Noguchi’s indoor stone garden ‘Heaven’ inside the Sogetsu Kaikan building in Tokyo..
Loewe Craft Prize 2019. Exhibition at Isamu Noguchi’s indoor stone garden ‘Heaven’ inside the Sogetsu Kaikan building in Tokyo.

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Loewe Craft Prize 2018. Exhibition at Design Museum London..
Loewe Craft Prize 2018. Exhibition at Design Museum London.

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Loewe Craft Prize 2017. Exhibition at COAM, Madrid..
Loewe Craft Prize 2017. Exhibition at COAM, Madrid.

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Exhibition display 2017 selected works..
Exhibition display 2017 selected works.

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