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    Ryuji Tanaka

    Ryuji Tanaka’s (1927 – 2014, Japan) work is rooted in the Japanese tradition of nihon-ga, marked by flat spatial expressions lacking in physical depth, fixed motifs and natural pigments dissolved in animal glue applied to paper or silk. At the same time, his work also matches the ideologies of two avant-garde groups of postwar Japanese art: the Pan-real Art Association and Gutai. The first actively introduced Western avant-garde expressions within the Japanese tradition. This is especially visible in the surrealistic works of Tanaka. In a later stage, his works evolve towards abstraction, when Tanaka becomes part of Gutai. This publication comes out on the occasion of the exhibition Ryuji Tanaka, which runs from March 10th till April 30th of 2016 at the Axel Vervoordt Gallery.


    €45.00
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    Shozo Shimamoto

    A founding member of the Japanese avant-garde Gutai movement, Shozo Shimamoto (1928- 2013, Japan) is one of the first Japanese painters to ban the paintbrush. Shimamoto was well known for using different media and exploring different concepts of time and space, while simultaneously focusing on mechanic methods within his practice. As such, he perforated canvases or smashed glass bottles on them, which were filled with paint. He shot paint with cannons on large sheets of vinyl, made sculptures from razorblades, scratched films, and made violent and destructive installations with light and music for the theatre stage. Shimamoto’s so-called “performances of destruction” were mostly executed in the public space thereby exhibiting the new artistic spirit of those times. Despite the distinct resemblance between Gutai projects and avant-garde artists such as Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein and Antoni Tàpies, the Japanese artists’ influence on the Western avant-garde has never fully been acknowledged. This publication comes out on the occasion of the Shozo Shimamoto exhibition (14th of March– 5th of May 2012) and the Shimamoto – The Gutai Works exhibition (3th of September – 3th of October 2015), which were held at the Axel Vervoordt Gallery.


    €35.00
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    Proportio IT

    Presentata a Palazzo Fortuny, a Venezia, da maggio a novembre 2015 da Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation e Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Proportio è un'esposizione è presente nella nostra vita, nel complesso universo in cui ci troviamo. Attraverso un ventaglio di espressioni provenienti da ambiti diversi quali l'arte, la natura, la fisica, l'economia, la storia, la scienza, la musica, la medicina e altri ancora, lo studio della proporzione svela gli schemi e i modelli naturali ricorrenti nella creazione di tutto ciò che costituisce il mondo materiale. Durante l'intero corso della storia umana a noi noto, civiltà diverse hanno impiegato il sapere relativo alle proporzione. Le nozioni estremamente avanzate e complesse legate ai principi della geometria sacra e, in particolar modo, della sezione aurea sono confluite all'interno di esoteriche conoscenze spirituali e tradizioni religiose.


    €65.00
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    Proportio EN

    Presented from May until November 2015 at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice by the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, the exhibition Proportio examined the ways we experience proportion in our lives and the complex universe in which we live. By presenting wide-ranging and diverse expressions found in art, nature, physics, economics, history, science, music, medicine and many other subjects, the study of proportion uncovers the natural patterns that are used to create everything in the material world. Throughout the course of known human history, the knowledge of proportions has been applied across civilizations for thousands of years. The sophisticated knowledge of sacred geometry, and the golden ratio in particular, was considered highly advanced and closely linked to secretive spiritual wisdom and religious traditions.


    €65.00
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    TRA, Edge of Becoming


    Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition 'TRA – The Edge of Becoming,’ at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, from June 4 to November 27, 2011. Curators are Daniela Ferreti, Rosa Martínez, Francesco Poli and Axel Vervoordt. English and Italian edition.



    Leaf through the book here


    €49.00

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