Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship announces a new date in 2021 for Homo Faber: Living Treasures of Europe and Japan. The Michelangelo Foundation, along with its partners Japan Foundation, Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestiere d’Arte and Fondazione Giorgio Cini are delighted to announce the new confirmed dates for Homo Faber: Living Treasures of Europe and Japan. The cultural event dedicated to fine craftsmanship will take place at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 9 to 26 September 2021.
The originally planned format for the 2020 event will be enriched by the participation of Fondation Bettencourt Schueller through an exhibition “When French and Japanese master artisans interact: insights into Fondation Bettencourt Schueller’s involvement with Villa Kujoyama and Manufacture de Sèvres”. The French foundation will thus be part of the international line-up of renowned curators, designers and architects who will showcase the best examples of excellence in craftsmanship from Europe and Japan, the guest of honour for this edition. This world-class team of curators creating the 15 exhibition spaces are: Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, London-based fashion exhibition designer and curator Judith Clark, Japanese designer, professor and curator Naoto Fukasawa, French museum director and porcelain expert David Caméo with expert Frédéric Bodet, Belgian-Italian gallerist Jean Blanchaert, acclaimed architect and President of Triennale Milano Stefano Boeri, American director and visual artist Robert Wilson, German designer Sebastian Herkner, vintage car broker, expert and collector Simon Kidston, Japanese museum director Tokugo Uchida, renowned Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi, French interior designer and scenographer Sylvain Roca and Italian architect and professor Alessandro Pedron.
The event offers the public a rare opportunity to explore San Giorgio Maggiore Island and the magnificent architecture of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in an exhibition that covers nearly 4,000 square metres. It builds on the successful inaugural exhibition in September 2018, which drew 62,500 visitors and featured 410 artisans and designers, 900 unique artworks, and 91 live demonstrations.
The wellbeing of the event’s cherished visitors and stakeholders remains a priority. As such, the utmost care will be taken to create an event which permits social distancing and both a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.