Intuition, from the Latin intueor, is a form of knowledge that cannot be explained in words.
It reveals itself in sudden flashes, images, sounds and experiences. Therefore an exhibition that intends to explore the theme of intuition is bound to begin from humanity’s first attempts to forge an immediate relationship between heaven and earth: from the erection of totems, to shamanism and mystical ecstasy, from examples of epiphanic moments in religious iconography, such as the Annunciation, Visitation and Pentecost, to the potential for divine revelation through dreams. From there, the field of investigation moves towards modernity: in the nineteenth century the themes of spirituality, dreams, mysticism, and the “panic” force in nature saw new developments and, at the dawn of the next century, played a decisive role in the birth of abstractionism, with the work of Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Hilma af Klint.
Curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti
Plan your visit
Opening times The Museum is temporarily closed to the public for the set up of the display for INTUITION
May 13 – November 26, 2017
h 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (ticket office closes one hour before)
Closed on Thusday