Saatchi Gallery, London
When Collect – the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects – returns to Saatchi Gallery for its 13th edition, it is with 37 of the world’s finest galleries, selected to represent contemporary craft and design. One of these is the Norwegian Galleri Format Oslo, celebrating their 10th annual participation at the fair, which is the leading international art fair for museum-quality contemporary craft.
Focusing on the expression of contemporary crafts in Norway, Galleri Format Oslo will represent a variety of work in differing techniques and forms, including jewellery, metals, textiles, glass and ceramic. The exhibition includes work by some of Norway’s most established ceramic artists such as Nina Malterud and Heidi Bjørgan as well as young emerging artists like Aron Li, who creates sculptural objects in metal. Also representing Norwegian crafts and Galleri Format Oslo are Millie Behrens, John Skognes, Kristin Sæterdal, Gunilla Maria Åkesson, Benjamin Slotterøy and Kari Mølstad.
Collect is organised by the Crafts Council and invites galleries from across Europe, Asia and North America. The fair represents a variety of disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, silversmithing, textiles, bookbinding and furniture, attracting both private and institutional collectors.
The Norwegian participation at Collect is organised by Norwegian Crafts, who is also launching their publication On Collecting – the 4th in a series – at the time of the fair.
Top photo: Kari Mølstad, Svart. Photo: Jørn Hagen