Visit to “Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future”
Ready, go. The students of the school mosaicists of Friuli, two days after the start of the 97 ° formative year, went on a didactic visit to Venice for “Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future, “The great exposition on the European Artigian excellence that will be possible to visit until September 30, 2018. The initiative is carried out by the Michelangelo Foundation in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, la Triennale di Milano and Fondation Bettencourt Schueller.
On this occasion the young mosaicists have had the opportunity to know Alberto Cavalli, Director general of the Fondazione Cologni of Art trades, co-executive director of the Michelangelo Foundation as well as curator of “Homo Faber”, who wanted Meet personally the students of the school of Spilimbergo in an engaging lesson to present the values on which this exhibition is founded and explaining to them the importance that today, more than ever, covers the work of tradition, interpretation and passion Done by craftsmen: “In contemporary society there is a need to dream and the Masters of Art are the people who still know how to transmit these dreams; In a company bombarded by information Homo Faber wants to help people rediscover the indispensable between the necessary and the superfluous.
After the meeting with Cavalli, the students visited the exhibition, looking concretely at the results of their future profession, admiring the “Henry Rousseau Forever” space conceived by the designer and architect India Mahdavi. This architectural installation, in fact, presents the mosaic flooring realized by the school mosaicists of Friuli. The furnishings, all in rattan, and the scenographic lighting emphasize the mosaic (about 50 sq m with white and black chess made with natural materials) that has, for the Mahdavi, the objective of highlighting the value and the potential contemporary development of Art crafts in the interior decoration, thus reconnecting itself to the mission of the Michelangelo Foundation, or proposing a wide selection of disciplines, materials and workmanship, conceived by a select team of curators of fame World (Stefano boeri, Michele De Lucchi, Susanna Pozzoli, Jean Blanchaert and India Mahdavi itself) to preserve and enhance the tradition of culture and excellence of European craftsmanship.
As explained by Cavalli “The goal of Homo Faber is also to discover to the young people an incredible world that they do not imagine: to meet a craftsman of saddles of donkeys or a tattoo artist who has changed life and today realizes amazing stained glass windows”.
“Homo Faber. Crafting a more human future” It is held until September 30, 2018 in Venice at the Cini Foundation, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Admission is free. For more information you can visit the website www.homofaberevent.com.