Homo Faber is the first important cultural event dedicated to Metiers d’Art in Europe. It aims at enhancing world recognition for excellent craftsmanship, by promoting the knowledge and visibility of the masters of art. An exhibition at a high international level, whose first edition will take place from 14 to 30 September 2018 in Venice, within the magnificent Fondazione Giorgio Cini Palace in Venice, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
The halls’ set up is a concept by a world-renowned team of designers, curators and experts, including Michele De Lucchi, Stefano Boeri, India Mahdavi, Judith Clark, Jean Blanchaert and Stefano Micelli. The exhibition encompasses a wide selection of materials and subjects, from jewellery to bespoke bicycles, from the rarest craft techniques to some rare examples of European crafts excellence. A special attention is given to the botteghe of master craftsmen of the Venetian area, whose works will be celebrated in a photographic exhibition by Susanna Pozzoli.
Homo Faber is a project by Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, an international non-profit organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, active in enhancing and preserving artistic crafts while strengthening their connections with the world of design.
The event has been organised with the collaboration of the Michelangelo Foundation’s partners who share its vision: Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, Triennale Design Museum and Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte.