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Homo Faber 2022

Apr 19, 2022

The second edition of Homo Faber opened its doors on April 10 in Venice. This 3-week event highlights the importance of craft and craftsmanship through a series of exhibitions, events, and studio visits with master artisans.

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The second edition of Homo Faber opened in Venice on April 10 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

An initiative of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, Homo Faber champions craft in all its beauty. The event presents 15 immersive exhibitions at the Fondazione that reflect the importance of craft in such fields as floral design, luxury goods, interior design, homewares, paper, fashion and more. There will also be the opportunity to visit the workshops of many craftspeople working across the city thanks to In Città, a program that uses an app to allow users to plan bespoke, self-guided tours. In addition, the main event on San Giorgio Maggiore will feature live demonstrations by master artisans to showcase their skills and techniques, allowing visitors to meet and talk to contemporary craftspeople, hear their stories and understand the talent and dedication their craft requires.

Some of the highlights include, a focus on Japan, with several of the exhibitions exploring the exquisite craftsmanship, customs and culture of its master artisans, along with the country’s influence on Europe, a tea-house/working space curated by Tapiwa Matsinde, called The Artisan: a crafted tea room, where every object tells a story.

As Homo Faber curator Alberto Cavalli says, ‘We do believe that even in these times of unprecedented changes, there is something, and there will always be something, that human hands can do better than any machine – to love and to craft with love. Homo Faber is an event for all of those who share this vision.’

Homo Faber closes on May 1, 2022.




Grégoire Scalabre, The Ultimate Metamorphosis of Thetis, porcelain, presented at the exhibition, Porcelain Virtuosity, curated by David Caméo, Frédéric Bodet
Mimi Young, I Saw a Lantern Far Away, vase, presented at "Next of Europe" curated by Jean Blanchaert
Charles Kaisin, Installation with paper, Exhibition Space: Magnae Chartae, Curated by Michele De Lucchi
Tabea Vietzke, Straw marquetry, part of the Pattern of Crafts exhibit curated by Sebastian Herkner
The Artisan: a crafted tea room, Curated by Tapiwa Matsinde

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