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#EVERYDAYEXCELLENCE - Giovanni Corvaja The Gold Weaver

In the hilltop medieval town of Todi in Umbria, Italy, there is a maker who could be taken for a magician, such are his skills and creativity for transforming natural raw materials into pieces of mesmerising beauty

#EverydayExcellence - Asya Kozina & Dmitriy Kozin Paper Costume Artists

A fascination with fashion and its history sparked a curiosity in Asya Kozina to capture the details seen in costumes and accessories of bygone eras and cultures

Homo Faber Guide The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship presents Homo Faber Guide, a unique digital platform dedicated to fine craftsmanship in Europe, going live on 17 September 2020

Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable platform, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe. The portal connects art enthusiasts, collectors, clients, galleries, curious travellers and designers with the continent’s crafting excellence

#EverydayExcellence - Laurine Malengreau Silk and Sensitivity

Laurine Malengreau captivates with her creativity. Her large-scale textile wall hangings are making statements in many interior spaces in Paris, and across the globe; striking, mesmerising and elegant in equal measure

#EverydayExcellence - Cristian Marianciuc A Flock of Paper Cranes

It is pertinent that the central figure of Cristian Marianciuc’s beautifully intricate paper art is the crane. A bird that is symbolic in Chinese mythology and folklore, often representing the Taoist immortals who had magical abilities to transform into cranes and take flight

#EverydayExcellence - Dimitri Shabalin Man behind the mask

Dimitri Shabalin’s studio in Moscow is like a candy shop: in every corner, there is something bright and colourful that catches the eye.

#EverydayExcellence - Julien Feller The wood enchanter

Belgian woodcarver, Julien Feller has a wise head on his young shoulders. His musings take him back to the Italian Renaissance and the great masters of fine craftsmanship of this era: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael and Ghiberti.

#EverydayExcellence - Vanessa Barragão Inspired by the ocean

Vanessa Barragão is sending ripples through the world of design, art and fashion. Her large-scale textile wall hangings and rugs, bursting with colour and texture are having a moment

Homo Faber - Postponement Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship announces the decision to postpone to 2021 the event Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future. Living treasures of Europe and Japan.

The international cultural event dedicated to fine craftsmanship, which was planned to take place September 10 to October 11 2020 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and was welcoming Japan as a guest of honour, will now return to Venice at a later date in 2021. This decision is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homo Faber - WAITING with peace and darkness curated by Robert Wilson Japanese theatre and fine artisanal European traditions take the stage at Homo Faber

Iconic American director and visual artist Robert Wilson alludes to his groundbreaking 1993 staging of Madama Butterfly to evoke, with his signature lighting, sound, costumes, the metier of theatre.

Homo Faber - 12 Stone Garden curated by Naoto Fukasawa, co-curated by Tokugo Uchida Meaningful artworks by 12 Japanese National Living Treasures are showcased in an evocative exhibition

In 12 Stone Garden visitors will have the unique chance to see a stunning selection of objects handcrafted by 12 Japanese National Living Treasures

MICHELANGELO FOUNDATION & HERITAGE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION - THE RED LIST Michelangelo Foundation and the Heritage Crafts Association join forces to bring the Red List of Endangered Crafts to a European level

An initiative to extend the Red List project launched in 2017 in the United Kingdom to Europe, by pooling resources and research methods in order to identify, raise the profile and protect endangered crafts, by using the engagement of network members at a local level.

Homo Faber - Porcelain Virtuosity curated by David Caméo & Frédéric Bodet The authentic beauty of porcelain seen through contemporary sculptures and renowned manufactories

Porcelain Virtuosity reveals the inventiveness, innovative approaches and contemporary savoir-faire used in porcelain craftsmanship and for the creation of sculptures. Carefully selected from Europe and Japan, a collection of independent ceramic artists as well as internationally renowned manufactories and their artistic collaborations will exhibit unique artworks.

Homo Faber - Blossoming Beauty curated by Michelangelo Foundation, designed by Sylvain Roca Beauty blossoms with an enchanting display of floral creativity and fine glass craftsmanship

Renowned flower designers team up with Venetian glassmaker Venini to create a collection of exquisite vases and spectacular flower bouquets at Homo Faber

Homo Faber - Doppia Firma curated by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte Doppia Firma: two signatures, one unique artwork as international designers and Italian artisans collaborate creatively

Doppia Firma is an annual project that brings together innovative designers and master artisans in a creative and cultural exchange, resulting in the realisation of unique contemporary objects

Homo Faber - Next of Europe curated by Jean Blanchaert, designed by Stefano Boeri Homo Faber spotlights Europe’s finest master artisans who are passing on precious skills to the next generation of aspiring craftspeople in the exhibition Next of Europe

Europe’s “living treasures” - master artisans who embody the excellence of fine craftsmanship - are found in all corners of the continent. Many are using techniques and knowledge passed down from generation to generation to create contemporary pieces that reflect the genius loci of their territory.

Homo Faber - Magnae Chartae curated by Michele De Lucchi Paper craftsmanship: making its mark for past and future civilisations and imprinting on our imagination at Homo Faber

In a world increasingly dominated by technology and machines, the significance of paper is celebrated in this imaginative and refined exhibition. Curated by Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, the exhibition pays homage to paper crafting – its relevance, diversity and the human hands integral to the creative processes.

Homo Faber - Dressing a Diva curated by Fondazione Giorgio Cini Dressing a diva: the art of crafting a legend of the silver screen

Rare archival images of the Institute of Theatre and Opera of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and costumes by world-renowned master tailor Stefano Nicolao, honour legendary Italian actress Lyda Borelli

Homo Faber - Pattern of Crafts curated by Sebastian Herkner In the hands of master artisans, a singular vision yields a multiplicity of expression and form

In Pattern of Crafts at Homo Faber, German designer Sebastian Herkner showcases the important role of fine craftsmanship to the world of interior decoration

Homo Faber - Details: Genealogies of Ornament curated by Judith Clark Marvel at a stunning showcase which celebrates the intricate craftsmanship behind the creation of luxury pieces

Fashion exhibition maker and curator Judith Clark illuminates the human craftsmanship skills behind precious objects created by 15 world renowned luxury Maisons

Homo Faber - Mechanical Marvels curated by Simon Kidston & Stefano Micelli Craftsmanship and technology in movement: how vintage cars and supercars come to life

In the exhibition Mechanical Marvels, a new generation of artisans team up with experts and engineers to envision fresh ideas in the creation and restoration of luxury cars.

Homo Faber - Singular Talents - The Red List curated by Michelangelo Foundation Homo Faber spotlights 12 master artisans who are upholding rare and traditional craftsmanship skills

How should we preserve human skills in the modern world? Through knowledge, understanding, appreciation and recognition. This exhibition acknowledges the craftspeople pursuing age-old techniques rarely used today and their unique place in the world of fine craftsmanship

Homo Faber - General Announcement Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future Living Treasures of Europe and Japan

Join us in 2021 Fondazione Giorgio Cini San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice, Italy

The Michelangelo Foundation joins Venetian Heritage’s #SupportVenice campaign The Michelangelo Foundation joins Venetian Heritage’s #SupportVenice campaign

In the wake of the damage caused by Venice’s recent high tides, Michelangelo Foundation has pledged its support to Venetian Heritage. The organisation has launched a support Venice campaign to raise funds that will go towards the restoration of Venice’s artistic heritage.

Arcades des Arts “Arcades des Arts” One name, two foundations

The Pont de la Machine is now home to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship. Renamed "Arcades des Arts", this historical building in downtown Geneva thus becomes a veritable hub of watchmaking and craft culture.

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