Next September will see the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship bring an unprecedented showcase of European craftsmanship to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice.
In November Four Colman Getty co-ordinated an international news announcement about Homo Faber: Crafting a More Human Future, which will fill the libraries, cloisters and even the swimming pool at the Fondazione Cini with exhibitions and demonstrations by artisans. Homo Faber will bring together a vast range of materials and disciplines, from jewellery to bespoke bicycles, from the rarest artisanal techniques to some of the most iconic examples of the finest European workmanship. As the first major cultural exhibition of its kind it aims to put fine craftsmanship on the global map and increase recognition and visibility for master artisans. The announcement has been covered across the globe, from the South China Morning Post to Elle Décor Italia and across sectors from Women’s Wear Daily to The Art Newspaper and Classic Driver.