9 may  22 nov 2015
Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny

an exhibition organised by the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia opens this May to coincide with the 56th International Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.


PROPORTIO aims to initiate a contemporary dialogue surrounding the lost knowledge of proportions and sacred geometry. The work of artists, scientists, architects, philosophers and other thinkers provides a contextual discourse  which helps usunderstand how proportions can inform the essential design of life in the present and how we may use this knowledge to create a blueprint for the future.

Then exhibition features specially commissioned works by leading artists such as Marina Abramovic, Bae Bien-U, Michael Borremans, Maurizio Donzelli, Riccardo De Marchi Arthur Duff, Anish Kapoor and Izhar Patkin, which are exhibited alongside major works by Vincenzo Castella, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Luciano Fabro, Antony Gormley, Anselm Kiefer, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt,  Agnes Martin, Fausto Melotti, Mario Merz, Ad Ryman and Bill Viola, as well as a stunning selection of Egyptian artefacts, a series of Dutch Old Master architectural paintings, a splendid portrait by Botticelli and a monumental plaster model by Antonio Canova.