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PROPORTIO is the new exhibition in Palazzo Fortuny curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, after the highly acclaimed exhibitions from the past Artempo (2007), In-finitum (2009), TRA (2011) and Tàpies, lo sguardo dell’artista (2013). 


Proportions are present in the cosmos, in the natural world and in humans. It can be proven that these proportions are also favoured in art, architecture and music and determine our sense of harmony and balance. Articulated around a series of themes, including the ‘Sacred Numbers’, the Fibonacci sequence, the hypotenuse, Squaring the Circle and Le Corbusier’s Modulor, the exhibition is an invitation to reflect on the dynamic relationship between order and chaos.

The exhibition merges new works by Marina Abramovic (a sound installation, in collaboration with sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson), Anish Kapoor and Michael Borremans alongside art from the museum’s collection by artists like Ellsworth Kelly and Alberto Giacometti, and, as well as some Egyptian artefacts and Dutch Old Master architectural paintings.

In collaboration with architect Tatsuro Miki, Vervoordt has also designed five large architectural pavilions that will transform the Sala Gondola on the ground floor of the Palazzo, each built according to “sacred” geometry and using only organic materials.

EXHIBITION FACTS LOCATION:  Palazzo Fortuny,  San Marco, 3780, Venezia, Italy

more details here.

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