Kanaal

I spent the morning at Kanaal, Axel Vervoordt’s astonishing art-cum-industrial complex, which was once a gin factory, then, from 1956, a Malthouse, now a very 21st. century environment in which to experience art and buy it at the same time.   The Foundation is due to open later this month.   The workmen are busy putting the finishing touches to the buildings (the black shed which looks like the most modern of the structures and houses Anish Kapoor’s At the Edge of the World is actually a building of the 1950s):-

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We walked through an old industrial corridor:-

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To a new set of galleries which have been designed by Vervoordt in conjunction with the Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki and which have an exhibition of El Anatsui:-

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Upstairs in the original building, we returned to the returned to the rooms where the concert was held, which are filled with modern antiques sparsely displayed:-

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And antiquities:-

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In the attic floor are shelves of art which I assume is for sale:-

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And you can choose fabrics as well:-

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