‘Masters of the Future. Crafts and Design in Europe’ is an event taking place at Castillo de San Jorge in Seville from 22 March to 31 May 2023, presented by Seville City Office and coordinated by the Contemporary Association of Arts and Crafts, with the support of BeCraft and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship.
The exhibition is part of a larger movement celebrating craftsmanship, a movement that began in Venice in 2022 with ‘Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future’, specifically with the exhibition called ‘Next of Europe’. Since then, the Michelangelo Foundation co-created with BeCraft a Belgium-based event called ‘Creative Nature’ and is now in Seville for ‘Masters of the Future’.
The exhibition is curated by Jean Blanchaert, gallery owner, art critic, writer and illustrator who was involved with the curation of ‘Next of Europe’, along with Irina Eschenazi (assistant curator) and Ramón Vergara (assistant curator for Spain). ‘Masters of the Future’ will showcase a total of 50 works that explore and exemplify contemporary master craftsmanship. The excellence of Sevillian and Andalusian savoir-faire will be represented by a selection of international and Spanish artisans.