INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES ANNOUNCED FOR COLLECT 2017

. December 12, 2016

Collect, the leading international art fair for contemporary objects, has announced its selection of over 30 prominent galleries from across Europe, Asia and North America, that will come together to exhibit exceptional museum-quality contemporary craft by artists and makers at the Saatchi Gallery from 2 – 6 February 2017.

Indigo Rose by Kimiaki Kageyama, Duckie by David Clarke, Infinite Grey Bracelets by Marc Monzo, all represented by Gallery S O. Photography by Angela Moore, styling by Despina Curtis.

Indigo Rose by Kimiaki Kageyama, Duckie by David Clarke, Infinite Grey Bracelets by Marc Monzo, all represented by Gallery S O. Photography by Angela Moore, styling by Despina Curtis.

Galleries representing a variety of disciplines, including ceramics, glass, art jewellery, silversmithing and metal, textiles, bookbinding, wood and furniture, have been selected by a panel of experts including designer and maker, Tord Boontje; Keeper of European Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics, and Glass at the V&A Museum, Dr Antonia Boström; designer, Peter Ting; gallery owner, Sarah Myerscough; and Annie Warburton, Creative Director of the Crafts Council. Together, they have selected 25 returning galleries, as well as ten new galleries to represent contemporary craft and design and to showcase unique collectable contemporary objects for the 13th edition of Collect. New galleries for 2017 include: Bruntnell-Astley Ltd Contemporary Glass Gallery (UK), Designer Bookbinders (UK), Galerie Michel Giraud (France), GENDRAS REGNIER (France), Køppe Contemporary Objects (Denmark), MADEINBRITALY (UK), Maison Parisienne (France), Sokyo Gallery (Japan) and Thalen & Thalen (Belgium). Over 30 galleries from the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, the UAE, and the USA will represent the works of hundreds of artists. Annie Warburton, Creative Director of the Crafts Council commented, “Known for presenting the most dynamic contemporary work from across the globe, Collect has led the transformation of perceptions of what craft is and can be. Returning in 2017, the fair goes a step further. Alongside welcoming thirty-five of the world’s leading galleries, including ten new exhibitors from three continents, this year we introduce a new element showcasing experimental new work. Alongside their main stand, six selected exhibitors will present ambitious, experimental installations by makers and artists pushing forward practice in ceramics, textiles, furniture and metal. Challenging and beguiling, Collect Spotlights are just one element in marking a fresh new direction for Collect in 2017.”

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