Prepare to embark on a journey through the world of contemporary art as Loewe, the renowned fashion house, calls upon gifted artists and artisans from the Middle East and beyond to participate in the seventh edition of its Loewe Foundation Craft Prize.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of Paris, in the spring of 2024, this distinguished competition is a celebration of boundless creativity and craftsmanship.
From now until October 25, artists are invited to submit their creations for consideration by a panel of esteemed experts. Renowned artists, essayists, curators, and designers including the talented finalists of the 2023 edition – Keeryong Choi and Kaori Juzu – will evaluate the submissions. Other distinguished panel members include luminaries such as Sheila Loewe, president of the Loewe Foundation, acclaimed architect Minsuk Cho, and the illustrious recipient of the 2023 Craft Prize, Eriko Inazaki.
In the past, the award has garnered immense attention, receiving over 2,700 proposals from over 100 countries, and so it is committed to celebrating artistic merit in the contemporary art world. In recognition of extraordinary talent, the winner of the competition will be awarded a prize of €50,000, while two special mentions will receive €10,000 each.
As the call for entries opens, Loewe Foundation looks forward to discovering the talents of Middle Eastern artists who will undoubtedly enrich the seventh edition of the Craft Prize with their exceptional craftsmanship and vision.
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