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Artempo. Where Time Becomes Art

In the Summer of 2007, our founder Axel Vervoordt surprises the art world with a large exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice during the Biennale of Contemporary Art. Based on the notion that time is the greatest artist, Artempo. Where Time Becomes Art examines the relationship between art, time and the possibilities of display. Work by over 80 artists included that of Francis Bacon, El Anatsui, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Anish Kapoor, James Turrell, Loris Cecchini, Thomas Schütte, Roman Opalka and many more. The exhibition, conceived by Mattijs Visser and Axel Vervoordt, is a huge success, with more than 50.000 visitors and 10.000 copies of the catalogue sold. This first part of a trilogy of exhibitions paves the way for the Vervoordt Foundation.