The Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation: A Search for the Universal
May Vervoordt, Jacqueline Grandjean, Emma Crichton-Miller, Axel Vervoordt
Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, 2023
Axel and May Vervoordt believe in art’s intrinsic power to change lives and add perspectives to the past, present, and future. Their collection embodies this unique approach and includes more than 750 works, spanning geographies and periods and including pieces from archaeology to contemporary art. Their interests in questions about space, time, and concepts of the void form the basis of a collection that grew from an intuitive and untameable curiosity and genuine friendships with artists. Since the 1970s until today, living with art is a self-evident part of daily life for the Vervoordt family. A series of exhibitions staged at Venice’s Palazzo Fortuny from 2007 until 2017 allowed their approach to attain international visibility and recognition. At its heart, the Vervoordt’s aim is driven by the transformational capacities of sharing art with as many people as possible. A generosity that’s reflected within the pages of this book.