Works by 30 Loewe Foundation Prize Nominees Go on View at the Noguchi Museum in New York
The exhibition, running through June 18, features pieces by talents working with materiality and color in fascinating ways
Biodiversity and material innovation are just a few of the concepts behind the 30 short-listed works on display at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, through June 18 as part of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize.
Now in its sixth edition, the competition highlights talents from around the world, including Aranda\Lasch and Terrol Dew Johnson, whose copper powder and jute pulp work, Desert Paper 18, draws on indigenous American basket-weaving traditions. “I’m thrilled that the prize is having its first proper moment in the U.S.,” says Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson. “With its rich history and dedication to craftsmanship, it plays an important role in the global craft community.”
On Tuesday, May 16, the Loewe Foundation announced that the prize was award to Eriko Inazaki for the work entitled Metanoia. The mesmerizing piece features intricate crystallized forms across its snow-white surface. In addition, the prestigious jury also awarded Dominique Zinkpè and Moe Watanabe special mentions.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2023 Summer Issue under the headline “Prized Possessions.” Subscribe to the magazine.