From 14 to 30 September 2018, the Michelangelo Foundation presents Homo Faber, an exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship. In the exceptional setting of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy, the exhibition was designed to showcase the skills and infinite creativity of Europe’s best master craftspeople.


Sixteen immersive spaces spread out on 4000m2 will allow the public to discover objects, crafts and workshops – including the workshop of Maison Bonnet. Hundreds of works created by European master craftspeople will be put on display in the “Best of Europe” space, among them the works of Lison de Caunes, straw marquetry, Fanny Boucher, heliograveur and Hervé Obligi, lapidary sculptor.


The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation is participating in this event, to show the wealth and vitality of French artistic crafts through an exhibition on the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand. The exhibition retraces the history of this prestigious prize and presents its 100 laureates, with films, photos and objects. The works of 14 laureates, emblematic of the diversity of the talents and their contemporary creativity. Among them Nelly Saunier, feather artist, François-Xavier Richard, hand-block wallpaper creator and Nathanaël Le Berre, freehand metal worker.



From 14 to 30 September 2018

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Venice, Italy

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