This patron of French craftsmanship and skills of excellence for almost 20 years, has extended its involvement in promoting their international reputation by taking part in the event Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future.
Organized by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, an institution based in Switzerland dedicated to the promotion of master craftsmanship on an international scale, is holding its first major cultural event dedicated to art crafts in Europe in partnership by a number of foundations and a team of celebrated designers, curators, conservators and architects to promote the European crafts and enhance their visibility.
The Fondation Bettencourt Schueller was asked by the Michelangelo Foundation to present the “Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main”®, a quality label of excellence, creativity, collaboration and innovation in the field of the arts and crafts. Of the forty talented craftspeople and creators, chosen to represent the family of the hundred laureates of the Prize, some will unveil a work and others a virtual reality film made for the occasion to enable visitors to immerse themselves in the universe of their skills.
The Foundation has assembled a team with complementary talents to devise the exhibition manifesto Pour l’intelligence de la main: Alain Lardet, exhibition curator, Ramy Fischler (RF Studio), who has conceived an original exhibition design, Alain Fleischer who directs Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing and directed the virtual reality films in partnership with MK2 Agency.
The exhibition has been conceived by a highly select team of renowned designers, curators and architects. It aims to showcase the excellence of European craftsmanship, offering visitors a memorable
unique experience. Homo Faber has relied on the collaboration of an exceptional team to infuse the
show with extraordinary creativity and energy, including leading figures in the design field, such as Michele De Lucchi, Stefano Boeri, India Mahdavi, Judith Clark, Jean Blanchaert and Stefano Micelli. The partners of the Michelangelo Foundation who have collaborated in the organisation all share the same vision: the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, the Triennale Design Museum and the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. The exhibition will feature a wide selection of materials and disciplines, from jewellery to custom bicycles, from near extinct artisan skills to some of the most representative examples of European art crafts. Covering an area of 4,000 square metres, Homo Faber will be the largest ever exhibition to be held at the Fondazione Cini;
visitors are required to register in advance on the website www.homofaberevent.com.
Giorgio Cini Foundation – Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice | Italy
‘Le souffle’, 2017 de Nathanaël Le Berre, lauréat Talents d’exception 2014 du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour lintelligence de la main Prêt de Tristan Auer © Nathanaël Le Berre