Venice hosts Homo Faber between April 10th and May 1st, an international exhibition dedicated to the magic of artisan crafts and the celebration of these talents from a wide range of disciplines. This second edition has Japan as a guest country of honour.
The event offers a cultural experience that makes possible a complete immersion in the world of decorative arts through the fifteen spaces in which the exhibition is divided. As explained by the Michelangelo Foundation, which acts as the curator of this exceptional event.
“Homo Faber is an expression that appears during the Renaissance and that honours the inexhaustible creativity of human beings. The exhibition will offer a panoramic view of the fine decorative arts, with a single guideline: to show what humanity can do better than machines.”
Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1755, it’s the oldest watchmaking manufacturer in the world with continuous production for over 265 years, is present in Venice with its master craftsmen: a master watchmaker, an enameller, an engraver and a precious stones inlay, which, throughout the exhibition, invite visitors to discover in their space the work of their masters and the artisans of the gilders and framers workshop of the Louvre Museum.
The brand has created two watches in a one-off edition – Les Cabinotiers Ultra-flat minute repeater, God of Thunder and Les Cabinotiers ultra-flat minute repeater, God of the Wind – which celebrate the occasion, in homage to mythology, craftsmanship and watchmaking expertise from Japan.
The motifs that adorn the dials of Vacheron Constantin watches have been a source of inspiration for the master gilders of the Louvre Museum – with which Vacheron Constantin has collaborated since 2019 – and during the event, there will be art workshops in which the various techniques of the artisans of both entities are displayed, namely the gold leaf.
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