The LOEWE FOUNDATION is pleased to announce the opening of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023, which will take place next spring in New York. Those interested in participating in the sixth edition of the Prize can submit their applications until 25 October 2022.
Dahye Jeong «A Time of Sincerity», winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
Following the last edition of the Prize in Seoul, Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE’s Creative Director, noted that «people are starting to realize the power of craft as an expression, and it’s important to highlight that and that young people are encouraged to support”.
Each of the works received will be assessed by a panel of experts made up of artists, artisans, specialists, curators and designers, who will study criteria such as originality, artistic vision, material excellence, innovation, precision in execution and the author’s distinctive mark, to reach a pre-selection of 30 candidates.
This edition will bring new names to the committee, including Craft Prize 2022 finalists Andile Dyalvane (ceramist) and Myungtaek Jung (furniture designer), Wolfgang Lösche (Head of Exhibitions and Fairs at the Handwrkskammer in Munich) and Mary Savig (Curator of Crafts at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC).
The shortlisted works will form part of an exhibition organised in New York, where the Prize’s Jury will select the winning piece. For the 2023 edition, the jury will have a new member, Dahye Jeong, who won the fifth edition of the Craft Prize with her piece A Time of Sincerity.
Finalists pieces exhibited at SeMoCA in Seoul
The winning work and the finalists of the last edition will be on display in the digital exhibition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022, which will be available until October 25, 2022.
You can download the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize entry rules here.