LOEWE is excited to announce the opening of submissions for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2024. This prestigious event will take place in Paris during the spring of next year, showcasing the finest talents in the world of contemporary craft. Artists and artisans from across the globe are invited to submit their work for consideration until October 25th, 2023.
Continuing the Legacy of Excellence
Building upon the success of previous editions, the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2024 aims to showcase excellence, artistic merit, and newness in modern craftsmanship. Established in 2016 by LOEWE’s creative director Jonathan Anderson, the prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artists who demonstrate exceptional abilities in creating objects of superior aesthetic value.
A Celebration of Craft and Innovation
Craft is at the heart of LOEWE’s heritage and culture. The joy of creating objects with one’s own hands and the dedication to innovation are honored through the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize. With a generous prize of 50,000 euros awarded to the winner and two special mentions receiving 10,000 euros each, the prize recognizes the importance of craft in today’s world and sets a standard for the future.
The Expert Panel and Selection Process
An esteemed panel composed of artists, essayists, curators, and designers will carefully review all submitted works. This year’s panel includes renowned artists such as glass artist Keeryong Choi and metal artist Kaori Juzu, both finalists of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023. The selection process will consider key criteria such as originality, artistic vision, precise execution, material excellence, innovative value, and a distinct authorial mark. The panel will shortlist up to 30 submissions, which will then form the basis of an exhibition to be held in Paris.
Celebrating the Winners
From the shortlisted works, a distinguished jury consisting of experts in the field will select the winning piece. The new jury members for the 2024 edition include Sheila Loewe, President of the LOEWE FOUNDATION, architect Minsuk Cho, and Eriko Inazaki, the winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023. The announcement of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2024 winner will be made during the opening ceremony in Paris in the spring of 2024.
A Multigenerational Snapshot of Craft Excellence
The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize represents a multigenerational snapshot of the utmost excellence in contemporary craft. It encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including ceramics, jewelry, textiles, woodwork, glass, metalwork, furniture, papercraft, and lacquer. The prize reflects LOEWE’s deep-rooted connection to culture and its commitment to advancing specialized knowledge in the craft field.craftprize.loewe.com/en/craftprize2024
- Andrew Bonacina, LOEWE Art Advisor and independent curator.
- Antonia Boström, Director of Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
- Hyeyoung Cho, Chairwoman at the Korea Association of Art and Design.
- Keeryong Choi, glass artist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023.
- Andile Dyalvane, ceramist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
- Sara Flynn, ceramicist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2017.
- Kaori Juzu, metal artist and finalist of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023.
- Wolfgang Lösche, Head of Exhibitions and Fairs at the Chamber of Skilled Trades, Munich.
- Juha Marttila, LOEWE Leathergoods Design Director.
- Mary Savig, Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, Washington DC.
- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Executive Secretary), architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Abraham Thomas, Curator of Modern Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, Architecture and design correspondent for El País.
- Deyan Sudjic, Essayist and Director Emeritus of the Design Museum, London.
- Eriko Inazaki, Ceramicist and winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023.
- Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director.
- Magdalene Odundo, Ceramicist.
- Minsuk Cho, Architect and Venice Gold Lion winner.
- Naoto Fukasawa, Designer and Director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Tokyo.
- Olivier Gabet, Director of the Art Department at the Louvre Museum, Paris.
- Patricia Urquiola, Architect and industrial designer.
- Sheila Loewe, (Chairwoman) President of the LOEWE FOUNDATION.
- Wang Shu, Architect and Pritzker Prize winner.