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A SEARCH FOR THE UNIVERSAL

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A SEARCH FOR THE UNIVERSAL. The Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation

 

A publication dedicated to the Axel and May Vervoordt Foundation, a Belgian art foundation containing over 700 artworks from both contemporary artists (Jef Verheyen, Anish Kapoor, Angel Vergara, etc.) as well as old ancient objects and artworks.

Axel and May Vervoordt believe in art’s intrinsic power to change lives and add perspectives to the past, present, and future. Their collection embodies this unique approach and includes more than 750 works, spanning geographies and periods and including pieces from archaeology to contemporary art. Their interests in questions about space, time, and concepts of the void form the basis of a collection that grew from an intuitive and untameable curiosity and genuine friendships with artists. Since the 1970s until today, living with art is a self-evident part of daily life for the Vervoordt family. A series of exhibitions staged at Venice’s Palazzo Fortuny from 2007 until 2017 allowed their approach to attain international visibility and recognition. At its heart, the Vervoordt’s aim is driven by the transformational capacities of sharing art with as many people as possible. A generosity that’s reflected within the pages of this book.

– Works by Marina Abramović, Ida Barbarigo, Miguel Berrocal, Lanceloot Blondeel, Otto Boll, Michaël Borremans, Lucia Bru, Markus Brunetti, Peter Buggenhout, Shen Chen, Kwon Dae-Sup, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Maerten de Vos, Jan Dries, Lucio Fontana, Raimund Girke, Gotthard Graubner, Cai Guo-Qiang, Sadaharu Horio, Norio Imai, Yūichi Inoue, Tan’yū Kanō, Anish Kapoor, Kimsooja, Harry Mikael Kivijärvi, Le Corbusier, Heinz Mack, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Masatoshi Masanobu, Christian Megert, Tatsuo Miyajima, Michel Mouffe, Sadamasa Motonaga, Saburō Murakami, Zoran Mušič, Yūko Nasaka, Renato Nicolodi, Jaromír Novotný, Kimiko Ōhara, Roman Opalka, Otto Piene, Frans Pourbus II, Kurt Ralske, Doris Salcedo, Joseph Schippers, Park Seo-Bo, Conrad Shawcross, Fujiko Shiraga, Shōzō Shimamoto, Dominique Stroobant, Bosco Sodi, Horinouchi Sokan, Dominique Stroobant, Takis, Ryūji Tanaka, Antoni Tàpies, James Turrell, Günther Uecker, Chiyū Uemae, Angel Vergara, Jef Verheyen, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Chen Xianzhang…