FIVE is a brand new platform conceived by five contemporary makers determined to shine a spotlight on the craft of contemporary silversmithing and metalwork.
FIVE 2022 is made up of UK based silversmiths: Angela Cork, Jessica Jue, Ane Christensen, Patrick Davison and Sheng Zhang. They will be showing on stand E7 at Collect Art Fair from 25 – 27 February.
As a small and focused new collective, they present a curated concept in silver and metal. With a shared ethos evolving around precision and fine craftsmanship, the group applies contemporary ideas to traditional materials and techniques and challenge the preconceptions and expectations of tradition, value, and the use of silver.
As well as representing this group of makers, the number FIVE is an important part of a wider strategic plan by the group to give an international platform over time to an ever evolving group of makers and provoke dynamic visual conversations about contemporary metal.
To create new opportunities for makers, encourage ambitious new work and develop a wider interest in our craft and inspire the next generation.
BOOTH TALKS AT COLLECT
SHENG ZHANG IN CONVERSATION WITH XIAOXIN LI
THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY
11:00 FIVE (E7, EAST WING)
FIVE exhibitor Sheng Zhang talks with Xiaoxin Li, the curator of the East Asia Collection at the V&A, about his work in their collection, his ethos, inspiration and the impact of being part of a public collection on his subsequent practice and career. Xiaoxin will talk about how the V&A and the Asian Department engage with international contacts, support artists and designer-makers, and expand on their international reach, reputation and impact.
SUPPORTING CONTEMPORARY MAKERS THROUGH COMMISSIONS
FRIDAY 25 FEBURARY
15:00 FIVE (E7, EAST WING)
‘Supporting contemporary makers through commissions’ is a booth talk with The Goldsmiths’ Company, renowned for their promotion of excellence and craftsmanship in contemporary British silver. Dora Thornton, The Goldsmiths’ Company Curator, will discuss with Angela Cork, Patrick Davison and Jessica Jue, what their commissions for the company have meant to them and their development, as shown by their work at Collect.
ANE CHRISTENSEN AND PATRICK DAVISON SIT DOWN WITH CORINNE JULIUS
SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY
17:00 FIVE (E7, EAST WING)
Except for the makers’ shared material, the practices of Ane Christensen and Patrick Davison couldn’t appear more opposite. A conversation between these contrasting makers will be chaired by curator and journalist Corinne Julius. Working with hugely different scale and technique, they share fundamental values and struggles. This conversation explores their methods and their shared disregard for the ‘correct’ way of making.