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Selected Artist Loewe Craft Prize 2017

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Published: 10.02.2017
Selected Artist Loewe Craft Prize 2017.
Author:
Loewe Foundation
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Intro
LOEWE announced the names of the 26 participants that have been selected by a panel of experts for the 2017 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize. Among all the disciplines 5 of the selected are Contemporary Jewelers.

The finalists are:

Adi Toch, United Kingdom.
Anne Low, Canada.
Artesanías Panikua, Mexico.
Bae Sejin, Republic of Korea.
Brendan Lee Satish Tang, Canada.
Celia Pym, United Kingdom.
Chiachio & Giannone, Argentina.
David Huycke, Belgium.
Ernst Gamperl, Germany.
Fátima Tocornal, Spain
Guillermo Álvarez-Charvel, Mexico.
Heidi Friesen, Canada
Helena Schepens, Belgium.
Igawa Takeshi, Japan.
Kim Buck, Denmark.
Kristina Rothe, Germany.
Lino Tagliapietra, Italy
Patrícia Domingues, Portugal.
Robert Baines, Australia.
Sangwoo Kim, Republic of Korea.
Sara Flynn, United Kingdom.
Shuji Nakagawa, Japan
Sona, Bangladesh.
Sylvie Vandenhoucke, Belgium.
Yoshiaki Kojiro, Japan.
Zhilong Zheng, China.
 
 
Selection Process
 
The 26 finalists were selected by a panel of experts from close to 4,000 submissions by artisans representing a broad array of crafts and more than 75 countries on five continents. The diverse spectrum of submitted works covered a variety of techniques, media and modes of expression.
 
The experts’ panel convened in Madrid for two days on 31 January, 2017 to review all presented works. 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, the experts stated: ‘The chosen works reflect their author’s total dedication: a melding of idea, skill and process; a tactile materialisation of mastery and vision. The selected finalists —who range from
20-somethings to octogenarians— blur the boundary between art and craft.’
 
From the list of pre-selected finalists, in April 2017 a jury composed by leading figures from the world of design will select the winner of the 2017 LOEWE Craft Prize (please visit loewecraftprize.com for jury member portraits and exclusive quotes on why craft matters).

The winner of the 2017 LOEWE Craft Prize will be announced on 10 April 2017 in Madrid.
All the works will be exhibited at the Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) (10 April - 10 May, 2017), and then in New York (Chamber Gallery, 31 May - 7 June) and Tokyo (November 2017)
 

Jury
 
Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director
Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design Rolf Fehlbaum, former CEO and soul of Vitra
Naoto Fukasawa, designer and Director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum
Enrique Loewe, LOEWE FOUNDATION Honorary President
Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of the Design Museum, London
Benedetta Tagliabue, architect and Pritzker Prize jury member
Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief W Magazine
Patricia Urquiola, architect and industrial designer
Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Chairwoman), architecture and design correspondent for El País
 

Experts Panel
 
John Allen, master weaver and textile designer
Claudi Casanovas, ceramist
Sara Die Trill, LOEWE accessories designer
Ramón Puig, jewellery artist
Markku Salo, glass artist
Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País
 

The Prize
 
The annual LOEWE Craft Prize was launched by the LOEWE FOUNDATION in 2016 to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. With this initiative, the brand aims to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise working artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future. The incentive for the prize goes back to LOEWE’s beginnings as a collective craft workshop in 1846.
 
Anyone over 18 years of age working in a craft-based profession is welcome to apply.
 
The award was conceived by creative director Jonathan Anderson. ‘Craft is the essence of LOEWE. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant,’ Anderson stated  at the award’s inception.
 
The winner of the LOEWE Craft Prize receives 50,000 Euros in cash. In addition, the winning work as well as all shortlisted entries are included in a special exhibition —to go on view in Madrid, Tokyo and New York, among other cities— and its accompanying catalogue.
 
 
The LOEWE FOUNDATION
 
The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, organise educational programs and protect cultural heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, design and craft. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish government in 2002.
 
 
LOEWE & Culture
 
With the LOEWE Craft Prize the house reasserts its longstanding commitment to creativity in all forms and disciplines. Culture is a pillar of the brand. Reflecting fashion’s vital link to contemporary life, a strong emphasis on art, design and craftsmanship has been a cornerstone of Jonathan Anderson’s rebuilding of the house. In the past three years, LOEWE initiated an important series of collaborations with artists and artisans who reinterpret and expand the brand’s values. Apart from showcasing the many facets of LOEWE, these cultural projects reflect the transfer of knowledge and the cooperative spirit that have been characteristic of LOEWE since the day it was founded.

>> Download the complete list with the 26 selected participants
 
Kim Buck. Denmark. Puffed Up series 2011-2016. 999.9 gold. 4 x 3 x 5 cm. per ring. 3 pieces. 2012
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Kim Buck. Denmark. Puffed Up series 2011-2016. 999.9 gold. 4 x 3 x 5 cm. per ring. 3 pieces. 2012
 
 
 

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Fátima Tocornal. Spain. Dreamers. Enamel plated nickel silver. 0.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm. each. 4 pieces. 2015.
Fátima Tocornal. Spain. Dreamers. Enamel plated nickel silver. 0.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm. each. 4 pieces. 2015

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Patrícia Domingues. Portugal. Many&Deliberated’. Reconstructed lapis lazuli. 6 x 6 x 3 cm. 2016
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Patrícia Domingues. Portugal. Many&Deliberated’. Reconstructed lapis lazuli. 6 x 6 x 3 cm. 2016
 

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Robert Baines. Australia. Steampunk from the Cosmos.  Gold 750. 12 x 39 x 10 cm. 2016
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Robert Baines. Australia. Steampunk from the Cosmos.  Gold 750. 12 x 39 x 10 cm. 2016
 

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David Huycke. Belgium. Edge of Chaos. Silver. 17 x 17 x 13 cm. 2012
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David Huycke. Belgium. Edge of Chaos. Silver. 17 x 17 x 13 cm. 2012
 

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