TRESOR contemporary craft aims to become Europe’s preeminent showcase for contemporary craft and the applied arts. The fair will afford the visitor a unique experience combining the best galleries, institutions and artists within an immersive and creative environment.
TRESOR contemporary craft will be an exciting blend of the most prestigious international galleries and specially curated exhibitions. These will address key trends and concerns within the craft world and will help foster a fuller understanding of this exciting and developing collectors market.
The curated spaces within the fair are complementary to the participating galleries. The spaces will be thematically arranged according to the different materials used in the exhibited works: ceramics, fibre, glass, metal, wood, and new materials (3d compounds) etc. The works for these spaces will primarily be drawn from the participating galleries at the fair. This will help to both integrate the galleries into TRESOR contemporary craft and introduce new work to the fair audience in a focused and coherent way. Galleries will thus have additional points of sales within the fair and collectors will have the chance to discover the exciting world of contemporary craft and then be introduced to the leading galleries within the sector.
Completing the mix will be the ‘Discovery’ and ‘Encounters’ sections. ‘Discovery’ will present twelve new international artists within a curated space bringing the most innovative and exciting work from the next generation to Basel for the first time. ‘Encounters’ will present a selection of the most interesting films on craft alongside a series of talks, panel discussions, workshops and case studies at which visitors can learn, discuss, or simply seek inspiration.
The mix of galleries, artists and curated spaces offer the new collector an exciting and informed introduction to the dynamic world of the contemporary object, while allowing the seasoned collector access to new work by established artists and introductions to the newest and most exciting talent on offer globally.