Museo Fortuny Venezia Palazzo Orfei


Curator: Daniela Ferretti, Axel Vervoordt

To coincide with the 2017 Venice Art Biennale, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation will present their sixth, and final, exhibition: Intuition. Curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, Director of the Palazzo Fortuny, and co-curated by Dario Dalla Lana, Davide Daninos and Anne-Sophie Dusselier, the exhibition will explore how intuition has, in some form, shaped art across geographies, cultures and generations. It will bring together historic, modern and contemporary works related to the concept of intuition, dreams, telepathy, paranormal fantasy, meditation, creative power, hypnosis and inspiration. Intuition will be the last in a highly-acclaimed series at the Palazzo Fortuny cocurated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, which include Artempo (2007), Infinitum (2009), TRA (2011), Tàpies. Lo Sguardo dell’artista (2013) and Proportio (2015). Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning: a feeling that guides a person to act in a certain way without fully understanding why.

Palazzo Fortuny

From 13 May 2017 to 26 November 2017
Image for Intuition
Artwork(s) loaned
  • The Wave

    Gustave Courbet (1819—1877)

    The Wave 1871-73
    Oil on canvas
  • Untitled

    Gerhard Richter (1932)

    Untitled 1995
    Oil on paper