Collect 2022, Ruup & Form – ‘Memories Live Here’
The curatorial premise for Ruup & Form’s exhibition this year is themes of freedom and expression through memory. Memory in its literal meaning is an act of recalling. Though in actualisation, memories are more complex and layered as they intertwine with identities, personal history, cultural notions, and confabulations alike. They are as much an indication of personal identity as a dream like scenario believed to be real. The exhibition is an insight into some memories of our collaborating makers
Somerset House welcomes the return of Collect, the most influential fair in defining and growing the market for contemporary craft over the last 18 years.
Galleries from the UK and around the world represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic. Most of the work has been made in the last five years, with many artists creating new work for the fair. All disciplines and materials are represented from tapestry to neon, goldsmithing to lacquerware, and glass and ceramics to fibre art.
Showcasing new work by hundreds of the most collectable artists working today means Collect provides a unique opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts alike.
Alongside the main galleries, Collect Open, the fair’s platform for pioneering craft installations by emerging artists, returns with 13 projects by artists and collectives from Chile, Israel and the UK.
A talks programme will take place at the fair and will be available online as well, following a successful digital-only fair talks programme in 2021.
To find out more about Collect visit collectartfair.org.uk or follow @collectartfair on Instagram.