The Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, a patron of French craftsmanship and skills of excellence for almost 20 years, has extended its involvement in promoting their international reputation by taking part in the event Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future.
Organized by the Michelangelo Foundation from September 14 to 30, 2018 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, this first international event has been conceived in partnership by a number of foundations and a team of celebrated designers, curators, conservators and architects to promote the European crafts and enhance their visibility.
The Fondation Bettencourt Schueller was asked by the Michelangelo Foundation to present the “Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main”®, a quality label of excellence, creativity, collaboration and innovation in the field of the arts and crafts. Of the 40 talented craftspeople and creators, chosen to represent the family of the 100 laureates of the Prize, some will unveil a work and others a virtual reality film made for the occasion to enable visitors to immerse themselves in the universe of their skills.
The Foundation has assembled a team with complementary talents to devise the exhibition manifesto Pour l’intelligence de la main: Alain Lardet, exhibition curator, Ramy Fischler (RF Studio), who has conceived an original exhibition design, Alain Fleischer who directs Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing and directed the virtual reality films in partnership with MK2 Agency.
THE FONDATION BETTENCOURT SCHUELLER
“Taking talent to the top”
The Fondation Bettencourt Schueller strives to embody the purpose of a family, guided by an entrepreneurial spirit and awareness of its social role, by revealing talents and helping them go further.
It dedicates its time and energy to choosing, supporting and enhancing people who today imagine the world of tomorrow, in three areas that contribute concretely to the common good: the life sciences, the arts and solidarity.
True to its philanthropic spirit, it awards prizes and supports projects through donations and precisely personalised support.
Ever since its inception in the late 1980s, it has supported some 520 prize-winners and 1,600 projects by various teams, associations, institutions and organisations.
Photo : Didier Mutel laureate Talents d’exception 2016 of the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour lintelligence de la main © Clément Girardin