Venice, Palazzo Fortuny


Concluding Axel Vervoordts’ art trilogy, the renowned collector, antiques dealer and interior designer follows a spiritual journey with In-Finitum. The final instalment questions infinity - through man’s continual pursuit for perfection, the unimaginable and the unachievable, we traverse a never-ending road in search of knowledge.

Vervoordt’s project began in Venice in 2007 with Artempo: Where Time Becomes Art (Venice, 2007), dealing with the beauty of passing time, while “Academia: Qui es-tu?” presented in Paris last year, focused on the passing on of knowledge.

Returning to Venice once again, the Gothic canalside palazzo once owned by Mariano Fortuny is the opulent backdrop to the diverse selection of around 300 works spanning over four centuries, from Gonzales Coques’s 1640 An Unfinished Portrait of A Man Posting a Letter in an Interior, to Marlène Dumas’s Skaam (2008). The selection of works originate from the collections of the Musei Civici Veneziani and various worldwide public and private collections, as well as Axel Vervoodt’s own impressive collection.

June 6 through November 15, 2009
San Marco 3780-San Beneto
Venice
T: 39 041 5209070