The Infinite on Display in Venice

Began on last June 6th and organized by the Fondazione Musei Civici of Venice and the Vervoordt Foundation, the stunning exhibition In-finitum will be held until 15th November 2009 at the Fortuny Museum in Venice.

 

The aim of the exhibition is to explore and look into the concept of “Infinite” in all its nuances and meanings, through the help of different issues such as art, science and philosophy belonging to different ages and cultures which confront each other.

 

It is a sort of spiritual travel, where man finds his limits and confronts himself with them, in a never ending journey towards knowledge, completeness and perfection which from time immemorial artists, scientists and literati have undertaken.

 

Therefore, the protagonists of such an important event will be just their testimony, their art and literary works, thoughts and impressions.

 

The event ends an exhibition cycle thought and created by Axel Vervoordt, which began in Venice in 2007 with Artempo: Where time becomes art, which looked into the relationship between time, art and their way to show, and it followed in Paris in 2008 with Academia: Qui es-tu?, which was based on the transmission of knowledge and the innate need of men to make questions and search for answers. What the three exhibitions have in common is the research about the “infinite” possibilities which the artistic expressions belonging to different times and cultures can have to relate, and their relationship with the sense of life.

 

At the exhibition, visitors will have the chance to marvel at several works belonging to many of those artists who during their life confronted themselves with the topic of infinite, understanding and interpreting it according to concepts and representations relative to their cultures. Among others, we remind you: Giovanni Anselmo, Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cèzanne, Antonio Canova, Eugène Delacroix, Francesco Hayez, Joan Mirò, Pablo Picasso, Kazuo Shiraga, Dirk Van De Len…and many others.

 

A really unique and stunning exhibition to discover, full of persuasiveness, combinations and interactions between different thoughts, ideas, artistic models belonging to all the ages and continents.

 

For further information about this and other events in Venice, please take a look at our website www.aboutvenice.org

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Where: Fortuny Museum, San Marco 3780, San Beneto, Venice

 

Press Opening: 3rd, 4th and 5th June 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Public Exhibition: 6th June – 15th November 2009, from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.

 

Closed on Tuesday

Tickets: 9,00 euros / reduced 6,00 euros

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2 Responses to “The Infinite on Display in Venice”

  1. 1

    This is a great exibition. Thanks for the information.