Exhibitions

Artempo. Where time becomes art

09.06.2007 - 05.11.2007
ARTEMPO- WHERE TIME BECOMES ART
Venice, PALAZZO FORTUNY
9th June – 5th November 2007“

Artempo. Where Time Becomes Art” was the first large exhibition Axel Vervoordt curated and which gained worldwide acclaim and heralded a new era in his life and that of the company.  Artempo examined the relationship between art, time and the power of display, representing a breadth of cultures and periods and featuring over 300 objects ranging from rare archaeological materials to contemporary installations. The work of over 80 artists included Francis Bacon, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, James Turrell, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. The work on show were sourced from the private collection of Axel Vervoordt, from the Musei Civici Veneziani, from other public and private collections all over the world and directly from the artists themselves.
The idea of the exhibition was conceived by Mattijs Visser, Head of Exhibitions, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf and Axel Vervoordt, Antique and Art collector and designer from Antwerp. Artempo is organized by Musei Civici Veneziani and Axel Vervoordt, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, international curator and former director of Centre Georges Pompidou, Giandomenico Romanelli, Director of the Musei Civici Veneziani and Mattijs Visser with Daniela Ferretti, exhibition designer, Musei Civici Veneziani. The Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf has also contributed its support to this exhibition.
The catalogue is a richly illustrated book accompanying this exhibition; it is published in English and Italian by MER Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent. The hardcover version additionally contains photographs of the installations in the Palazzo Fortuny, and a complete list of works. It includes a preface by philosopher Massimo Cacciari, currently Mayor of Venice and essays by Artempo curators Giandomenico Romanelli, Jean-Hubert Martin, Mattijs Visser, and Norbert Jocks, Art Critic and Art Historian and Eddi de Wolf.
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Artempo. Where time becomes art