editorial

Our gestures define us
 
 

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports people and organisations seeking to learn, perfect, transmit and celebrate the skills and creativity that shape and inspire our lives today, and into the future. Guided by our central focus on artisan expertise and creative artistry in the context of society’s changing needs, the Foundation’s activities explore two complementary avenues: know-how and creativity, know-how and the transmission of skills.
 
The Foundation supports partner organisations across the globe. At the same time, we develop and administer our own projects in the contemporary visual arts (exhibitions and artists’ residencies), the performing arts (the New Settings programme), design (the Prix Émile Hermès international design award), craftsmanship (the Skills Academy) and biodiversity.

The Foundation’s unique mix of programmes and support is rooted in a single, underlying belief: Our gestures define us.

exhibition
LETRE
exhibition
Launch exhibition for a new Fondation programme
know-how
Traditional sericulture as a driver of development
exhibition
How simple shapes inspired modernity in art
exhibition
From Above and Below
exhibition
Being and time: an open-air dialogue
exhibition
A Korean perspective on the group exhibition of work from the Foundation's programme of artist residencies