London | LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 at the Design Museum London
By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - April 4, 2018
The finalists’ works of the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 will be exhibited at The Design Museum, London from 4 May through 17 June 2018.
Shohei Yokoyama – Japan
‘Sei wo harumu’ (Filling with Silence), 2017, glass, (1000 x 800 x 750 mm.)
In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in contemporary craftsmanship.
The Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value.
Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director, 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.
Aneta Regel – United Kingdom
‘Raining Stones’, 2017, granite, quartz, basalt, feldspar, porcelain, crank, slip, glaze, dimensions variable.
Ashley YK Yeo – Singapore
‘Arbitrary Metrics II’, 2015, hand cut paper, dimensions variable.
Laurenz Stockner – Italy
‘Bowl made of copper / elastic shape – Ø 200mm’, 2012, copper, 200 x 200 x 100 mm.
Mercedes Vicente – Spain
‘Scalaria Bifurca’, 2017, canvas, 300 x 750 x 330 mm.
The shortlisted artists for the 2018 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize
Paul Adie (United Kingdom)
Gunilla Maria Åkesson (Sweden)
Yeonsoon Chang (Republic of Korea)
Min Chen (China)
Hae Cho Chung (Republic of Korea)
Steffen Dam (Denmark)
Sam Tho Duong (Germany)
Sara Gackowska (Poland)
Ann van Hoey (Belgium)
Joe Hogan (Ireland)
Marie Janssen (Austria)
Joonyong Kim (Republic of Korea)
Christopher Kurtz (United States)
Takuro Kuwata (Japan)
Jennifer Lee (United Kingdom)
Deirdre McLoughlin (Ireland)
Richard McVetis (United Kingdom)
Simone Pheulpin (France)
Irina Razumovskaya (Russian Federation)
Aneta Regel (United Kingdom)
Ryuhei Sako (Japan)
Rita Soto (Chile)
Laurenz Stockner (Italy)
Wycliffe Stutchbury (United Kingdom)
Mercedes Vicente (Spain)
Julian Watts (United States)
Takeshi Yasuda (United Kingdom)
Ashley YK Yeo (Singapore)
Shohei Yokoyama (Japan)
Friday 11 May: 13:00-14:00
The New Ethics of Craftsmanship
Loewe’s Creative Director Jonathan Anderson and the Design Museum’s Co-Director Deyan Sudjic discuss ethics in craft.
Sunday 13 May: 14.00-15.30
A panel of leading designers and curators discuss the role of craft in building communities.
Saturday 12 May: 14:00-15:30
Diversity in Craft
A panel discussion on diversity in craft.
Sunday 24 June, 13:00-16:00
Object Casting workshop
Cast your own functional and wearable objects by merging traditional techniques with new and unique materials.
LOEWE Craft Prize
Design Museum London
4 MAY / 17 JUNE, 2018