Venice Art Biennale: Intuition at the Palazzo Fortuny


For the 2017 Venice Art Biennale, collector, dealer, interior designer or simply taste-maker Axel Vervoordt does it again: he presented alongside Daniela Ferretti a remarkable exhibition; in actual fact, his last exhibition to be presented at the Palazzo Fortuny ever. His finale is a huge bang!

The museum-quality show, entitled Intuition, explores themes of meditation, divinity, inspiration and creativity bringing together artists from various generations and media. Together with Director Daniela Ferretti, we have made a series of remarkable exhibitions in Palazzo Fortuny exploring the transversal links between philosophy, science, music, history, creative heritage and art. Much like Artempo, Infinitum, Tra and Proportio, Intuition is another concept that has fascinated me all my life, and which we wanted to study more scientifically. Intuition is a sense that comes out of total freedom, being one with cosmic energy. It is the Beginning and the End. This is a poignant theme for our final exhibition at the Palazzo Fortuny.’ Vervoordt  said.

From the erection of totems and mystical quests to religious iconography and the psychological analysis of dreams, the group exhibition juxtaposes works by Günther Uecker, Lucio Fontana, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Berlinde De Bruyckere to name a few.

Featuring the most important art movement of Art History, the exhibition highlights the intuitive experience and feeling that drive the creative process, and led to the rise of abstract art. The importance of the spatial and temporal research remain key notions for Axel Vervoordt.

Intuition follows a series of blue-chip exhibitions at the Palazzo Fortuny, which included Artempo (2007), In-finitum (2009), TRA (2011), Tàpies. Lo Sguardo dell’artista (2013) and most recently, Proportio (2015).

In December 2017, Axel Vervoordt Company will open Kanaal, a former C19th distillery and malting complex on the banks of the Albert Canal, just outside of Antwerp.