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El Anatsui, Artempo, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
First Floor, Artempo, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Second Floor, Artempo, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

Artempo was an encyclopedic art exhibition created for the Palazzo Mariano Fortuny Venice in 2007, and examined the relationship between Art and Time [1] and the power of display. Including variation of cultures and periods and featuring objects ranging from a simple "objecte trouve", archaeological materials, applied art, old, classical and modern art, too contemporary installations [2]. The concept was made by Mattijs Visser and Axel Vervoordt, together with Jean-Hubert Martin. The accompanying book includes essays by philosopher Massimo Cacciari, by Jean-Hubert Martin, curator from Magiciens de la terre and former director of Centre Georges Pompidou, Heinz-Norbert Jocks, Eddi de Wolf and Mattijs Visser.[3].


Palazzo Fortuny

Artempo was housed in the Venezian-Gothic Palazzo Fortuny, the former home, studio, showroom and "Think-Tank" of Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) who acquired it at the beginning of the century. Mariano Fortuny was an artist whose creations included painting, sculpturing, drawing, photograpy, and the developer of the indirect (theatre) light and designer of costumes and textiles. He was an eclectic art-collector of everyday objects and works of art derived from every phase of artistic evolution and a organizer of lectures, concerts and discussions. Artempo followed the spirit from Fortuny and the Palazzo as a "Laboratory of Ideas". In 2009 the Museum Palazzo Fortuny organized a second exhibition, titled In-Finitum, based on the ideas from Mariano Fortuny and Artempo [3].


Marina Abramovic, El Anatsui, Arman, Antonin Artaud, Francis Bacon, Erzsebet Baerveldt, Hans Bellmer, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Michael Borremans, Louise Bourgeois, Andre Breton, Peter Buggenhout, Alberto Burri, Cai Guo-Qiang, Enrico Castellani, Loris Cecchini, Tony Cragg, Yael Davids, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Jan Fabre, Robert Filliou, Fischli & Weiss, Lucio Fontana, Mariano Fortuny, Alberto Giacometti, Gotthard Graubner, Thomas Grünfeld, Gutai, Anish Kapoor, On Kawara, William Kentridge, Kimsooja, Yves Klein, Bertrand Lavier, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Man Ray, Piero Manzoni, Gordon Matta-Clark, Marisa Merz, SabrineMezzaqui, Tatsuo Miyajima, Jorge Molder, Sadamasa Motonaga, Klaus Münch, Saburo Murakami, Roman Opalka, Orlan, Pablo Picasso, Otto Piene, Markus Raetz, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Ross, Medardo Rosso, Thomas Ruff, Claude Rutault, Richard Serra, Shozo Shimamoto, Fujiko Shiraga, Kazuo Shiraga, Thomas Schütte, Curt Stenvert, Dominique Stroobant, Shiro Tsujimura,Antoni Tapies, James Turrell, Günther Uecker, Emilio Vedova, Jef Verheyen, Andy Warhol, Adolfo Wildt, Tsuruko Yamazaki, ZERO and objects from different periods and cultures [3].


  1. ^ Time (Tempo in Italian) is a common term for the experience of duration and a fundamental quantity of measuring systems
  2. ^ "Artempo introduction". Palazzo Fortuny. Retrieved 2009-10-26.  
  3. ^ a b c "Artempo press release". Retrieved 2009-10-26.  

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