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LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023

Award  /  24 Jun 2023
Published: 05.01.2023
Dahye Jeong. Object: A Time of Sincerity, 2021. Horsehair. 37.5 x 29 x 27 cm. Awarded at: LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022. Delicate yet solid, this basket is woven out of thin horsehair to create a flexible geometric design that transposes a 500-year-old Korean  Joseon dynasty technique traditionally used in Sabanggwan hat-making and combines it with an ancient earthenware form. Exploiting the natural elasticity of the horsehair fiber, it has been threaded onto a needle and woven into loops to create a work that expresses both the robustness and the beauty of life.. Dahye Jeong
Object: A Time of Sincerity, 2021
Horsehair
37.5 x 29 x 27 cm
Awarded at: LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022
Delicate yet solid, this basket is woven out of thin horsehair to create a flexible geometric design that transposes a 500-year-old Korean  Joseon dynasty technique traditionally used in Sabanggwan hat-making and combines it with an ancient earthenware form. Exploiting the natural elasticity of the horsehair fiber, it has been threaded onto a needle and woven into loops to create a work that expresses both the robustness and the beauty of life.

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Intro
The 2023 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize finalists will be announced in February 2023. The shortlisted works will be shown in New York and the winner announced In spring 2023

In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE 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 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 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.

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 Director of Architecture and Visual Merchandising.
— Antonia Boström, Director of Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
— Hyeyoung Cho, Secretary General at the Korea Craft and Design Foundation.
— Andile Dyalvane, ceramist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
— Sara Flynn, ceramicist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2017.
— Myungtaek Jung, furniture artist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
— Wolfgang Lösche, Head of Exhibitions and Fairs at the Chamber of Skilled Trades, Munich
— Juha Marttila, LOEWE Leathergoods Design Director.
— Mary Savig, Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, Washington DC.
— Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Executive Secretary), architecture and design correspondent for El País.

2023 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.
— Hongnam Kim, President of the National Trust of Korea.
— Dahye Jeong, winner of the 2022 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 5th edition.
— Enrique Loewe, LOEWE FOUNDATION Honorary President.
— Magdalene Odundo, ceramicist.
— Wang Shu, architect and Pritzker Prize winner.
— Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director Emeritus of the Design Museum, London.
— Benedetta Tagliabue, architect, and RIBA Stirling Prize winner.
— Abraham Thomas, Curator of Modern Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
— Patricia Urquiola, architect, and industrial designer.
— Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Chairwoman), architecture and design correspondent for El País


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