“Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future ”
La Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli is present at “Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future”, The great event on the European Artigian Excellence to be held in Venice from 14 to 30 September 2018. The initiative is carried out by the Michelangelo Foundation (commissioned and founded two years ago by the will of Franco Cologni and Jhoann Rupert) in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, la Triennale di Milano and Fondation Bettencourt Schueller. It is a cultural event of international relevance, which intends to re-evaluate and enhance the best of contemporary and traditional art crafts, highlighting their links with the world of design.
In This prestigious frame, the Mosaic School of Friuli has collaborated to the realization of the mosaic floor for the architectural installation “Henri Rousseau Forever” conceived by the designer and architect India Mahdavi. The architecture represents an abstract conservatory, homage to the expressionist painter French; The furnishings, all in rattan, and the scenographic lighting highlight the mosaic pavement (about 46mq) with white and black chess made with natural materials and fruit of the work that has seen involved, during the whole month of August, ten young mosaicists Of the Spilimbergo school coordinated by the teachers Cristina De Leoni and Serena Leonarduzzi, with the participation of the teacher Elena Pauletto. This is specifically a rhomboidal mosaic in black and white with classic cut, made with a hammer on 4 sides of each tile, but reinterpreted with a contemporary finish, where the tiles are laid out in modules on a fibre-glass mesh support , because they remain recoverable.
It will be possible to admire the mosaic floor realized by the school mosaicists of Friuli in the Carnelutti room; The goal of the curator India Mahdavi, in particular, is to highlight the value and potential contemporary development of art crafts in the interior decoration, thus reconnecting to the mission of the Michelangelo Foundation, That is to propose a wide selection of disciplines, materials and workings, conceived and developed by a select team of internationally renowned curators to preserve and enhance the tradition of culture and excellence of European craftsmanship. In the 4000 square meters of the Cini Foundation, therefore, develops the largest exhibition ever made on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
During the preparation of the space dedicated to the architectural installation “Henri Rousseau Forever”, they met the director of the school mosaicists of Friuli Gian Piero Brovedani and the designer India Mahdavi, who wanted to express the His appreciation of the mosaic paving made by the expert hands of the mosaicists trained at the Spilimbergo school.
“Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future” It is the celebration of creative flair and manual talent and the school mosaicists of Friuli could not miss this important appointment.
“Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future” It is held from 14 to 30 September 2018 in Venice at the Fondazione Cini, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Free admission.
For more information you can visit the website www.homofaberevent.com.