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LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 at The Design Museum London

Exhibition  /  04 May 2018  -  17 Jun 2018
Published: 08.05.2018

Intro
Avant-garde and craftsmanship in an exhibition that summarises the best of craft with artistic ambition around the world. An unprecedented opportunity to meet the most outstanding international and cross-generational works on ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, glass, metalwork, furniture, paper craft and lacquer.

These works stand for the culture of effort and the revival of traditions, and lead to the essence of LOEWE and its legacy of knowledge and quality in a time of immediate and indiscriminate production.
 

Artist list

ARKO, Paul Adie, Yeonsoon Chang, Min Chen, Hae Cho Chung, Steffen Dam, Sam Tho Duong, Sara Gakowska, Joe Hogan, Marie Janssen, Joonyong Kim, Christopher Kurtz, Takuro Kuwata, Deirdre McLoughlin, Richard McVetis, Simone Pheulpin, Irina Razumovskaya, Aneta Regel, Ryuhei Sako, Rita Soto, Laurenz Stockner, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Mercedes Vicente, Julian Watts, Ashley YK Yeo, Takeshi Yasuda, Shohei Yokoyama, Ann van Hoey, Gunilla Maria Åkesson
Aiming to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate 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. Featuring the nominees of the 2018 edition, this exhibition seeks to reflect the merits of modern craftsmanship. The imagination, diversity, and techniques on display will attest to the crucial role artisans have in the ongoing construction of cultural heritage.

For the 2018 edition, a panel of 11 experts convened in Madrid for two days to review all presented works and select the shortlist. In their deliberations, the panel sought to identify the most outstanding works in terms of technical accomplishment, innovation and artistic vision.

Regarding the selection process, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, Executive Secretary of the LOEWE Craft Prize Experts Panel, stated: This year the judging was harder than prior years, with the standard of applicants impressively high across every category. Our chosen works reflect an almost alchemical manipulation of each medium’s possibilities and reward those who have mastered traditional skills in order to transform them for the contemporary age. The selected finalists - who range in age from 27 to 76 - are a multigenerational snapshot of the utmost excellence in craft today.

Hours

Open daily 10:00 – 18:00 h.
Last admission 17:00 h.
The museum will be open late on the first Friday of every month from 10:00 – 20:00 h (last admission 19:00 h).
Chen Min. Furniture: Hangzhou Stool, 2017. Bamboo. Chen Min
Furniture: Hangzhou Stool, 2017
Bamboo
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Ann van Hoey. Object: The Earthenware Ferrari, 2017. Ceramic, Ferrari Red paint.. Ann van Hoey
Object: The Earthenware Ferrari, 2017
Ceramic, Ferrari Red paint.
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Paul Adie. Pendant: Searching for Solid Ground, 2017. Steel, cord.. Paul Adie
Pendant: Searching for Solid Ground, 2017
Steel, cord.
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Rita Soto. Brooch: Folds of Memory, 2017. Horsehair, vegetal fiber, copper, stainless steel, silver.. Rita Soto
Brooch: Folds of Memory, 2017
Horsehair, vegetal fiber, copper, stainless steel, silver.
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Sara Grackowska. Brooch: Craquelure, 2017. Hematite, stone powder, bio-resin, silver.. Sara Grackowska
Brooch: Craquelure, 2017
Hematite, stone powder, bio-resin, silver.
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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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Simone Pheulpin. Object: Criyssance XL, 2018. Cotton fabric, pins.. Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018. Simone Pheulpin
Object: Criyssance XL, 2018
Cotton fabric, pins.
Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018
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Takuro Kuwata. Object: Tea Bowl, 2017. Porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum, steel.. Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018. Takuro Kuwata
Object: Tea Bowl, 2017
Porcelain, glaze, pigment, platinum, steel.
Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018
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