The LOEWE FOUNDATION
Craft Prize

Conceived by creative director Jonathan Anderson in 2016, the annual LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize celebrates excellence, artistic merit, and newness in modern craftsmanship. Today, the Craft Prize continues to emphasise the importance of craft in contemporary culture while honouring LOEWE’s beginnings as a collective craft workshop in 1846.

The seventh edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize presents a plenitude of works, drawing on the wisdom of ancient disciplines to manifest forms that point confidently towards the future. In their deliberations, the jury sought to identify outstanding works that balance technical prowess with innovation and artistic vision. This year’s Prize received over 3,900 submissions by artisans representing 124 nationalities, with the 30 finalists representing 16 countries and regions.

DIGITAL EXHIBITION

Explore 30 shortlisted works alongside information about the shortlisted artists and their processes, as well as exclusive studio tours.

PALAIS DE TOKYO

See the works in person at Palais de Tokyo, May 15 – June 9, 2024.

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PALAIS DE TOKYO

The seventh edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize will be shown at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and will be documented in an exhibition catalogue. Constructed in 1937 for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques de la Vie Moderne and restored in 2012 by renowned architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, Palais de Tokyo is the largest site devoted to contemporary art in Europe.

This year’s exhibition coheres with the museum’s convivial, transgressive philosophy, and a shared vision to change perceptions of art.

ADDRESS

Palais de Tokyo
13, Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 – Paris

OPENING

Wednesday to Monday, 12pm – 10pm
Thursday, 12pm – 12am
Closed on Tuesday
Free entry

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The jury

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The jury

JONATHAN ANDERSON

Creative Director, LOEWE

MINSUK CHO

Architect and winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

NAOTO FUKASAWA

Designer and Director, Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Tokyo

ERIKO INAZAKI

Winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023

SHEILA LOEWE

(Chairwoman)
President, LOEWE FOUNDATION

MAGDALENE ODUNDO

Ceramicist

OLIVIER GABET

Director of the Art Department, Louvre Museum, Paris

WANG SHU

Architect and winner of the Pritzker Prize

DEYAN SUDJIC

Essayist and Director Emeritus, Design Museum, London

ABRAHAM THOMAS

Curator of Modern Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Architect and industrial designer

ANATXU ZABALBEASCOA

Architecture and Design Correspondent, El País

The Expert Panel

ANDREW BONACINA

Independent curator, and Art Consultant, LOEWE

ANTONIA BOSTRÖM

Former Director of Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

HYEYOUNG CHO

Chairwoman, Korea Association of Art and Design

KEERYONG CHOI

Glass artist and LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023 finalist

ANDILE DYALVANE

Ceramicist and LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022 finalist

SARA FLYNN

Ceramicist and LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2017 finalist

KAORI JUZU

Metal artist and LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023 finalist

WOLFGANG LÖSCHE

Former Head of Exhibition and Fairs, Chamber of Skilled Trades, Munich

JUHA MARTTILA

Design Director of Leather Goods, LOEWE

AMANDINE NANA

Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

MARY SAVIG

Curator of Craft, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, Washington

ANATXU ZABALBEASCOA

(Executive Secretary)
Architecture and Design Correspondent, El País

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Loewe
Foundation

The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family, with the purpose of supporting design and craftsmanship. Today, under the direction of his daughter Sheila Loewe, the foundation works to promote global creativity, support education programmes, and celebrate heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, art, and craft. In 2002, the LOEWE FOUNDATION was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, the highest honour granted by the Spanish government.

LOEWE

Created in Spain in 1846, LOEWE has a rich legacy of craftsmanship. With beginnings as a leather makers’ collective workshop, specialised artisanal techniques and a unique approach to design and manufacture saw it evolve into one of the world’s major luxury houses.

Since 2013, under LOEWE’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson, the brand has started a new chapter, presenting itself to the world as a house focused on craft and culture; evidenced through an intellectual yet playful approach to fashion, a bold and vibrant Spanish lifestyle, and unmatched expertise with leather. These core values are reflected in the brand’s commitment to supporting contemporary art, craft, and culture around the world through the renowned international award for contemporary craft, the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, founded in 2016.

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Credits

Artwork imagery

Charles Negre

Artworks video

Massimiliano Bomba

Installation imagery

heikki kaski

Exhibition stills

Tom Dagnas

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