Monday, July 15, 2013

The Vervoordt Aesthetic

Best known as an art dealer and collector, antiquaire, interior and furniture designer Axel Vervoordt is so much more. To my mind his real brilliance is as a curator.
The Vervoordt curatorial aesthetic has best been displayed through a trilogy of exhibits exploring the universality of art.
The first was Artempo at the 2007 Venice Biennale in the Palazzo Fortuny. Academia:Qui es-tu? was held the following year in Paris. The final exhibit in the trilogy concluded at the 2009 Biennale in the Palazzo Fortuny and was titled In-Finitum.
Unfortunaely there is not enough time or space in this blog to give  Vervoordt's  rare and enlightening vision justice. 
Hopefully the following images will at least give you a glimpse of his artistic and aesthetic view of the world.

Vervoordt Castle in Belgium

Academia Exhibit

Palazzo Fortuny 

Vervoordt Collection