CLOSED ON 30/09/2018
An event-exhibition dedicated to art professions all over Europe, taking place within the monumental complex of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, an ideal stage for Homo Faber. Its galleries, the cloisters, the library, even the former Gandini swimming pool, are hosting a series of high craftsmanship works, as well as installations and laboratories for celebrating the top of “making-skills” at a European level.
Outstanding figures such as Michele De Lucchi (architect and designer), Judith Clark (fashion and museology professor in London) Jean Blanchaert (gallerist), Stefano Boeri (internationally famed architect and president of the Milan Triennale), India Madhavi (interior designer based in Paris) have conceived a series of artworks divided into 16 thematic stages. from the rarest and most traditional crafts to the most innovative and contemporary practices.
The public here has an opportunity to meet the artisans and see them at work. A unique opportunity for admiring how artworks are restored, how custom-made bicycles are built and how the greatest art masters make their precious creations. Through virtual reality and GoPro technology, visitors are transported into the heart of workshops, where they may understand how authentic and unique artworks can be generated, and whose value continues in time.
The Fondazione Giorgio Cini represents the ideal location for Homo Faber and it is an opportunity for visitors to visit some of the areas normally not accessible to the public.
This event, organised by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, aims at enhancing and preserving art crafts by linking them to the world of design.
The Michelangelo Foundation is committed to supporting the men and women who are dedicated to achieving excellence in artisanship, and to promoting a new cultural movement structured around the values which are at the base of their trades. The partners collaborating with the Michelangelo Foundation in organising Homo Faber are: the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Triennale Design Museum.