22–25 February 2018
Press View: 22 February, 10am
The Saatchi Gallery Stand 6.3
We are delighted to invite you to Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects , presented by the Crafts Council at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 22 – 25 February 2018. The Cynthia Corbett Gallery will be presenting a selection of artworks from ceramicists including: Alice Couttouppes,Alissa Volchkova,Amy Douglas,Andrew Casto,Anna Barlow,Chris Antemann,Claire Partington, Dirk Staschke,Grant Aston,Jo Taylor,Jongjin Park,Katie Spragg,Lauren Nauman,Lucille Lewin,Matt Davis,Matt Smith,Mary O’ Malley,Michal Fargo,Sandra Shashou,Tessa Eastman,Zemer Peled.
Highlights include a solo focus presentation of new works by Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize 2017 winner Lucille Lewin. Lewin’s latest works in porcelain and glass are part of an ongoing series The Time Between The Time. Lewin will be participating in a booth talk on Thursday 22 February at 3:15pm with curator and collector Preston Fitzgerald. The two will discuss Lewin’s evolving practice and her complex processes of making. We are pleased to announce that this conversation will be recorded by Young Masters’ official media partner After Nyneand will be available as part of their audio podcastseries.
Following his critically acclaimed, Arts Council funded Wunderkammer installation at Collect 2017, Matt Smith, winner of the 2014 Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize, will be debuting Wunderkammer II at this year’s fair. In this latest project, Smith integrates new subversive and comical forms with white Parian and found ceramics. We are delighted to announce Smith’s forthcoming exhibition Flux: Parian unpackedat The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 6 March – 1 July 2018. In addition, Alice Couttoupes, Dirk Staschke and Zemer Peled will be participating in a specially curated project, titled Focus on Limoges. These three ceramicists were recently represented in the exhibition C’est le bouquet!, June 2017 – February 2018, which took place at Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, the home of 19th century French porcelain. Diverse in style and approach, they are united by their shared interpretation of flora and fauna through the medium of ceramics.
“The contemporary craft sector has never been more dynamic or forward- thinking. In studios and workshops across the world, we are seeing boundaries tested, conventions challenged and new materials capturing the imaginations of makers. To bring so many of the most skilled talents and world-leading galleries from Britain and beyond together under one roof is always a privilege, but to do so at a time when craft is seizing more attention than ever is truly exciting.”
– Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council
COLLECT is the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, featuring 35 International Galleries showing world-class, museum-quality contemporary craft. The Fair takes place at the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 22 – 25 February 2018.