LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020 – Finalists Announced
The LOEWE FOUNDATION is pleased to reveal the names of the 30 shortlisted artists for the 2020 edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize. Each finalist’s work will be exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 21 May to 12 July 2020, when the overall winner will be announced.
The finalists, hailing from 18 different countries, range from newly emerging artists to esteemed leaders in their fields. This year’s finalists were chosen by a panel of experts from 2,920 total submissions —a 15% increase since last year.
The Craft Prize 2020 recognises the shortlisted artists as having made fundamentally important contributions to the development of contemporary craft.
Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, Executive Secretary of the Craft Prize Experts Panel, stated: ‘We are seeing works of the highest cultural and aesthetic ambition, inspired by themes that reflect the state of the world. For all this, the plurality and openness of the Prize promises so much today and into the future.’
Key Dates · LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020
31 Oct. 2019: Submissions close
February 2020: Shortlist of finalists announced
May 19: Winner announced
21 May to July 12: Exhibition of finalist works at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris