Collect, the international art fair for contemporary objects, returns for its twelfth anniversary at the Saatchi Gallery. The fair, presented by the Crafts Council, runs from 8‐11 May 2015 and presents contemporary works from some of the world’s leading makers and artists in the fields of ceramics, glass, jewellery, precious metal, wood, textiles and furniture. 2015 sees a variety of significant and new additions to the fair; the first fair standing of the Lithuanian online gallery Art‐Cart (Kuanas), a fine selection of Scottish contemporary artists brought by Gallery Ten (Edinburgh), the first gallery dedicated to traditional Italian arts and crafts, Fatto ad Arte (Milan), Japan’s leading Artcourt Gallery (Osaka) who will present three new artists specialising in ceramics, metal and sculpture, Micheko Gallery’s (Munich) internationally-renowned Japanese artists, Widell Projects (Stockholm) and the Cynthia Corbett Gallery (London).
In notable company, they will be presented alongside returning exhibitors Adrian Sassoon, Contemporary Applied Arts, Joanna Bird, Katie Jones, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Sladmore Gallery, The Gallery at London Glass Blowing and Yufuku Gallery. The Fair brings together a selection of 35 galleries from Europe, Asia and North America, representing the finest examples of contemporary objects by leading makers. It offers opportunities for collectors and enthusiasts to meet international specialists from a diverse range of disciplines and to purchase some of the finest and newest works available in the current market. New to Collect this year, will be a specially‐curated exhibition of jewellery. Entitled I am here the exhibition will feature pieces from the Crafts Council’s own collection as well as some significant pieces on loan from its makers and, after its launch at Collect, it will travel to regional museums throughout the UK. Also, known in previous years as the Project Space this year’s re‐styled Collect Open will see a selection of installations by fourteen artists and four design historians that explore the ambition and depth of contemporary craft practice, all selected by fair ambassador, Tord Boontje.
The Fair will once again bring to London a wealth of exceptional UK and international names, including: Adrian Sassoon, Art-Cart, Artcourt Gallery, Ateliers d’Art, Bishopsland, Contemporary Applied Arts, Design Flanders, Exhibition Space APJ, Galerie Marzee, Galerie Rosemarie Jäger, Galleri Format Oslo, Gallery LVS, Gallery SO, Gallery Ten, Hanart TZ Gallery, Joanna Bird, Katie Jones, Korean Craft & Design Foundation, Micheko Gallery, Officine Saffi, Ruthin Craft Centre, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Sladmore Contemporary, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, The French Craft Project, The Gallery at London Glass Blowing, The Wills Lane Gallery, WCC‐BF Gallery, Widell Projects, Yufuku Gallery, jaggedart, Ippodo Gallery, Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Fatto ad Arte Gallery, Sebastian Schildt+
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