COLLECT is the international art fair for contemporary objects, it’s housed at the Saatchi Gallery on Kings Road in London for a week every year. I popped in for a quick look but ended up staying a whole afternoon. Don’t you love it when that happens?
The building is huge and totally beautiful. When it is the Saatchi Gallery it is completely free to get in (I urge you to go). But as Collect it was about £15 to get in, and of course, totally worth it. Now, don’t take this the wrong way but when someone mentions the word craft to me I recoil slightly. Craft? What as in knitting and tea and cake (I know, I know, I’m a terrible person) but look at craft these days! Emma Woffenden’s ‘I call her Mother’ – hardly soft is it. And ‘Ghost’ by Kim Simonsson – I actually sat on the floor and stared into her spooky little eyes for about ten minutes (no, I can’t believe I wasn’t asked to leave either). I could seriously get into ‘contemporary objects’ these days.
Floor after floor of wonders to look at: jewellery, pots, funny little figures and lots lots more.
Love that Collect! I hear there is a jewellery fair on next month, I wouldn’t ordinarily go but I think I just might….