Axel Vervoordt presents Academia:Qui es-tu?,
taking place at la
Chapelle de L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris,
from September 10 until November 23,2008.
It is the second part of the trilogy
which started with the exhibition
Artempo:When time becomes Art and
which ran at the palazzo Fortuny in Venice,
between June and November last year.
The trilogy will be completed in 2009
with the Venice-based L'infinito del Non Finito.
Etymologically,Academia,or Academy,refers to an
institution of higher learning and research or honorary membership.
The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy
founded in approximately 385 BC Akademia,north of Athens,
a place known as a sanctuary of Athena
the goddess of wisdom. Set in a non conformist,
evocative,and free spirited atmosphere,
the soul of Academia:Qui es-tu?
subtly resonates with that of the first Academy.