ELENA MAZZI | Fratture. INTUITION – Palazzo Fortuny

Closing 26.11.2017 | Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia


INTUITION – Palazzo Fortuny

Curated by Daniela Ferretti and Axel Vervoordt

Co-curated by Dario Della Lana, Davide Daninos, Annie-Sophie Dusselier

Organised by Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and Musei Civici di Venezia Foundation

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.


18 photoengraving prints, lava powder, various inks

The Fracture(s) series is part of a bigger project called A Fragmented World and it refers to the “fracture theory” analyzed by physicist Bruno Giorgini. The project intends to use the complexity paradigm and some fractures dynamics results in a specific case-study, the morphogenesis and morpho-dynamics in a volcano landscape, the multi-layered geographic structure of Etna (Sicily, Italy), continuously changing its geography and morphology due to the various different eruptions. The aspect of macro fractures is underlined by a series of photoengravings based on Etna volcano fractures. They underline different textures, structures, areas of morphological aspects of the material, the soil and their different layers by using a new color made out of Etna powder.


Closing 26.11.2017

Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia