Homo Faber
Venice
2018

Imaginary architecture
Fondazione Giogio Cini
In this first exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship, India Mahdavi celebrates the know-hows that bind the hand, the mind, the heart and the eye together. With the invitation of the Michelangelo Foundation, she signs two contemporary follies, ‘Henri Rousseau Forever’ and ‘Merry-Go-Round’ – two exhilarating rooms to reveal her signature materials such as rattan, ceramic and polychrome velvets. ‘The know-how of craftsmanship is at its best when serving the imaginary. When the might of the hand is combined to the might of the mind, the magic is revealed. Beauty only results from this encounter.’

photo © Tomas Bertelsen courtesy of Michelangelo Foundation