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PROPORTIO Elected ‘Best Exhibition of 2015’

30.09.2016/General
PROPORTIO Elected ‘Best Exhibition of 2015’
PROPORTIO
Elected ‘Best Exhibition of 2015’
By Leading Culture Destinations
London, 30 September 2016

The Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici are very proud to have received the award of ‘Best exhibition of the year’ for PROPORTIO.

The exhibition in Palazzo Fortuny, during the Biennale of contemporary art in Venice 2015, showed the omnipresence of universal proportions in art, architecture and music.   The knowledge of sacred geometry, and the golden ratio in particular, was considered highly advanced and closely linked to secretive spiritual wisdom and religious traditions. Many contemporary artists made special commissions for this exhibition initiating a contemporary dialogue surrounding the lost knowledge of proportions. The press and public loved the exhibition, with more than 65.000 visitors it was one of the highlights of Venice. Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti are very grateful to the jury and the organization of the Leading Culture Destinations for this award.

LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS PROPORTIO
Marina Abramovic, Carla Accardi, Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Rodolfo Aricò, Ida Barbarigo, Massimo Bartolini, Domenico Bianchi, Cristiano Bianchin, Alberto Biasi, Bae Bien-U, Alighiero Boetti, Otto Boll, Agostino Bonalumi, Michaël Borremans, Sandro Botticelli, Lucia Bru, Markus Brunetti, Jean-Marie Bytebier, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Francesco Candeloro, Antonio Canova, Vincenzo Castella, Eduardo Chillida, Chang-Sup Chung, Niccolò Codazzi, Viviano Codazzi, Gianni Colombo, Dadamaino, Hanne Darboven, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Raoul De Keyser, Riccardo De Marchi, Marta Dell'Angelo, Gabriele Devecchi, Maurizio Donzelli, Jan  Dries, Arthur Duff, Luciano Fabro, Philippe Favier, Giorgia Fiorio, Henri Foucault, Anne-Karin Furunes, Alberto Giacometti, Ando Gilardi, Fernanda Gomes, Antony Gormley, Kees Goudzwaard, Gotthard Graubner, Aldo Grazzi, Franco Guerzoni, Chong Hyun Ha, Erwin Heerich, Michael Heizer, Samantha Holmes, Sadaharu Horio, Akiko Horio, Ryoji Ikeda, Norio Imai, Robert Indiana, Ann Veronica Janssens, Francesco Jodice, Ilya et Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Ellsworth Kelly, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Kimsooja, Harry Kivijärvi, Susan Kleinberg, Wolfgang Laib, Edoardo Landi, Le Corbusier, Sol Lewitt, Richard Long, Nino Longobardi, Heinz Mack, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Christian Megert, Richard Meier, Fausto Melotti, Marisa Merz, Mario Merz, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi, François Morellet, Shuji Mukai, Rei Naito, Yuko Nasaka, Shirin Neshat, Louise Nevelson, Ben Nicholson, Renato Nicolodi, Mario Nigro, Gioberto Noro, Hans Op de Beeck, Marie Orensanz, Mimmo Paladino, Pablo Palazuelo, Izhar Patkin, Masaomi Raku, Kurt Ralske, Robert Ryman, Lucio Saffaro, Fred Sandback, Giuseppe Santomaso, Tomás Saraceno, MariaTeresa Sartori, Stéphane Sautour, Nobuo Sekine, Conrad Shawcross, Yasuhiro Shimakawa, Kazuo Shiraga, Gabriel Sierra, David Simpson, Bosco Sodi, Ettore Spalletti, Dominique Stroobant, Takis, Antoni Tàpies, Marco Tirelli, Gunther Uecker, Camiel Van Breedam, Koen Van den Broek, Dom Hans Van der Laan, Koen Vanmechelen, Grazia Varisco, Victor Vasarely, Jef Verheyen, Nanda Vigo, Bill Viola, Rachel Whiteread, Maaria Wirkkala, Hyong-Keun Yun, Gianfranco Zappettini and Raphaël Zarka.

The Leading Culture Destination of the Year Award winners:

Exhibition  of the  Year:  Proportio,  at Palazzo  Fortuny, Venice,  curated by Daniela Ferretti and Axel Vervoordt
Museum   Architecture  of  the  Year:  The  Broad  Museum,  Los  Angeles (architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
Museum Shop of the Year: Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen
Restaurant of the Year: LouLou, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Digital Museum of the Year: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Best New Museum of the Year Award winners: (opened in the last 15 months):

• Europe: Tate Modern Switch House extension, London
• North America: The Broad Museum, Los Angeles
• Central and South America: Museu do Amañha, Rio De Janeiro
• Africa: Sinthian Cultural Centre (THREAD), Senegal (highly commended)
• Asia Pacific: Design Museum Dharavi, India

The Traveller’s Award winners:

• Cultural City of the Year: Quebec City
• Art Hotel of the Year: Durslade Farmhouse, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, England

Soft Power Destination of the Year Award winners:

• Best Soft Power Cultural Activation Award: The Cultural Spring, Sunderland
• Best Soft Power Cultural Organisation Award: The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Manitoba
• Best Soft Power Cultural District Award: La Ponte Ecomuséu, Villanueva de Santo Adriano, Spain

The Leading Culture Destination 2016 overall winner:

• The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Jury:

• Ngaire Blankenberg, Principal Consultant, Director Europe, Lord  Cultural Resources
• Aric Chen, Curator of Design & Architecture at M+ Museum, West Kowloon
• Robert Tomei, Financier and Art Patron
• Aida Dellal, Owner of Fawley Court, Cultural Engineer and Art Patron
• Sarah Miller of Sarah Miller & Partners, former editor in chief of Condé Nast Traveller
• Johannes  Torpe, Founder and  CEO of Johannes Torpe Studios and  former Creative Director of Bang & Olufsen
• Victoire de Pourtalés, Gallerist and  entrepreneur
• Marc Sasserath,  Executive  Chairman  of  UDG United  Digital  Group   and former Head  of Strategy, Publicis
• Ross Urwin,  CEO of Infrastructure Hong  Kong,  former creative director of Lane Crawford
• Laurent Vernhes, CEO of Tablet Hotels
• Tommy Rönngren,  Private  museum  owner and   founder of  Fotografiska photography museum, Stockholm

For the Biennale of 2017, the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia will work closely together again to create a new exhibition in the imposing Palazzo Fortuny. This time it will be concentrated on the theme of intuition.
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