It examines the relationship between art, time and the power of display, representing a breadth of cultures and periods and featuring over 300 objects ranging from rare archaeological materials to contemporary installations.
The work of over 80 artists will include Francis Bacon, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, James Turell, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
The work on show will be sourced from the private collection of Axel Vervoordt, from the Musei Civici Veneziani, from other public and private collections all over the world and directly from the artists themselves.
The idea of the exhibition was conceived by Mattijs Visser, Head of Exhibitions, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf and Axel Vervoordt , Antique and Art collector and designer from Antwerp.
Artempo is organized by Musei Civici Veneziani and Axel Vevoordt and curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, international curator and former director of Centre Georges Pompidou, Giandomenico Romanelli, Director of the Musei Civici Veneziani and Mattijs Visser with Daniela Ferretti, exhibition designer, Musei Civici Veneziani.
The Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf has also contributed its support to this exhibition.