The International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020, founded by the Crafts Council, will hold its 16th edition at Somerset House for the first time.
The only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design, Collect has established itself as the vanguard of growing global appreciation for crafted objects and presents an opportunity to invest in and commission extraordinary pieces of work by living artists. Thoughtfully curated by an expert panel, galleries from five continents, representing over 400 international artists, will showcase exceptional and breakthrough designer making and all its possibilities. Work from the largest-ever contingency of South Korean talent will feature.
The fair also includes Collect Open, where 12 ambitious individual makers/duos have been selected to present outstanding and conceptual new work and installations on a larger scale.
An exciting talks programme includes Sheila Loewe, president of the Loewe Foundation in conversation with two Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2019 commended artists participating in a special 30th anniversary showcase for The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.
Expect to be surprised and delighted at every turn as each gallery contextualises work in room environments. Venezuelan artist, Daniel Reynolds, is also producing a dramatic, bespoke piece in his signature ceramic and glass to hang in the West Wing. Collect 2020 is sponsored by The LOEWE Foundation and Cox London.
Thursday 27th of February, 2020
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tube: Temple Station (7 min walk)
Train: Charing Cross (10 min walk)