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A Celebration of Craft

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
From 15/05/2024 to 09/06/2024

The 30 works selected for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize shortlist will go on display at Palais de Tokyo from 15 May to 9 June 2024. This year’s shortlist features many works that repurpose found or recycled materials and there is a focus on the elevation and transformation of the everyday, such as rubber tyres and compressed wood, which are not traditionally associated with craft. With a combination of skill and mastery of technique, some works are guided by intuition and chance, while others feature organic, biomorphic forms that push materials to their physical limits, presenting new configurations and unique shapes not seen before.

Finalists were chosen by a panel of experts, including Palais de Tokyo curator Amandine Nana, from over 3,900 submissions from 124 countries and regions. Representing 16 countries and regions, the finalists work across a range of mediums including ceramics, woodwork, textiles, furniture, paper, basketry, glass, metal, jewellery, lacquer, and leather.

A tribute to LOEWE’s beginnings as a collective craft workshop in 1846, the annual Craft Prize was launched by the LOEWE FOUNDATION in 2016 to celebrate excellence, artistic merit, and innovation in modern craftsmanship. The award, envisioned by LOEWE creative director Jonathan Anderson, aims to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and to recognise artists whose talent, vision and will to innovate, promise to set a new standard for the future.

The finalists for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2024 are : Andrés Anza, Miki Asai, Patrick Bongoy, Emmanuel boos, Chun Tai Chen, Eunmi Chun, Ange Dakouo, Ken Eastman, Jeremy Frey, Karl Fritsch, Kevin Grey, Raven Halfmoon, Yuefeng He, Ferne Jacobs, Racso Jugarap, Hiroshi Kaneyasu, Heechan Kim, Kira Kim, Weon Rhee, Alison Croney Moses, Gaku Nakane, Aya Oki, Ozioma Onuzulike, Ikuya Sagara, Luis Santos Montes, Saar Scheerlings, Polly Adams Sutton, Kazuhiro Toyama, Norman Weber, Debaroun.

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