Crafting A More Human Future
The first major cultural exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship is taking place in Italy on 14-30 September 2018, aiming to increase international recognition and visibility for master artisans
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, a Swiss-based entity, is leading the exhibition, called Homo Faber. It will take place in Fondazione Giorgio Cini, http://www.cini.it/en/foundation, an international cultural centre in the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.
Homo Faber will adorn the many varied spaces, including several historically and architecturally significant buildings. The exhibition will be the largest ever held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and will offer the public the opportunity to explore a range of spaces not generally open to them.
The Michelangelo Foundation partnered with organisations that share its vision, including the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, the Triennale Design Museum and the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.
Homo Faber is intended to be an immersive experience – visitors will be able to speak to artisans and observe conservators at work. Fine craftsmanship relies on connection, connecting the hand, head and heart to create authentic works of lasting value.
Johann Rupert, Michelangelo Foundation Co-founder said: “Homo Faber is an expression that was first coined during the Renaissance and it captures and celebrates the infinite creativity of human beings. The exhibit will provide a panoramic view of European fine craftsmanship but it will nevertheless have a singular undercurrent: what human beings can do better than machines.”