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Axel Vervoordt. The Inspiration of Wabi

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Belgian designer and antiques collector, gallery owner, author of three books Axel Vervoordt talks about inspiration by the Japanese wabi philosophy. It based on simplicity and restraint, on a rejection of everything excessive, extreme and artificial, on using natural materials and ancient objects. Vervoordt designed houses for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. 0:43 — The exhibition in Venice 03:31 — Time, pure and buddism in art 08:40 — Japanese art philosophy 15:47 — Watching and analyzing paintings 24:32 — What wabi-sabi is This lecture took place at Strelka Institute in 2011. Watch the video lecture and browse the archive of Strelka events: [https://stre.lk/v3Oe](https://stre.lk/xBph)

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