Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation

Anish Kapoor, White Dark VIII, 2000. Fiberglass and paint.
April 21, 2017

May 13–November 26, 2017

Press preview: May 9, 10am–5pm
Opening: Thursday, May 11, 6–9pm (RSVP required)
Preview:  May 10–12, 10am–5pm with live performances

Palazzo Fortuny
San Marco 3780-San Beneto

intuition [​at​]

Curators: Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti 
Co-curators: Dario Dalla Lana, Davide Daninos and Anne-Sophie Dusselier

Coinciding with the 2017 Venice Biennale, the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia present the sixth, and final exhibition in their decade-long partnership: Intuition.

As the concluding exhibition in a highly acclaimed series held at the Palazzo Fortuny, Intuition is curated once again by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti. Other exhibitions included Artempo (2007), In-finitum (2009), TRA (2011), Tàpies: The Eye of the Artist (2013), and most recently, Proportio (2015).

The exhibition Intuition brings together historic, modern, and contemporary artworks related to dreams, meditation, telepathy, creative power, and inspiration. Spanning diverse geographies and cultures, the exhibition explores how intuition has shaped our understanding of art for generations. 

What role does intuition play in an artist’s creative process? The exhibition aims to provoke questions about the origins of creation, which is constantly evolving. This ambitious project is intended to be seen as a work in progress, with leading contemporary artists creating a dialogue with historic works staged within the unique character of Mariano Fortuny’s former home. 

Intuition features specially commissioned works by leading artists such as Marina Abramović, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Maurizio Donzelli, Ann Veronica Janssens, Alberto Garutti and Kimsooja, which will be exhibited alongside existing pieces by among others Hilma af Klint, Afro, Michaël Borremans, Thierry De Cordier, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and several anonymous artists from various origins and countries. 

The exhibition also features performances by a number of young artists, including a sleep-performance by Matteo Nasini, a dance performance by Yasmine Hugonnet, a hypnosis performance by Marcos Lutyens, a public improvisation Straatman by Angel Vergara, and a live performance of a new “Architecture Sonore” by the musician Mireille Capelle, especially created for the exhibition.

For press enquiries: Brunswick Arts
axelvervoordt [​at​] 

Andréa Azéma, Paris
T +33 (0)1 85 65 83 22 / T +33 (0)7 76 80 75 03

Rosalee Rich / Fanny Guesdon, London
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Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation 
Anne-Sophie Dusselier: anne-sophie.dusselier [​at​] / T +32 3 680 14 89 / T +32 476 230 989

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April 21, 2017

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