Published by Kerber. Edited by Ferdinand Ullrich, Hans Jürgen Schwalm. Text by Manfred Schneckenburger, Claudia Posca.
This publication examines early insect drawings and sculptures by Belgian multidisciplinary artist and playwright Jan Fabre (born 1958). From 1975–1979, Fabre developed a fascination with insects and spiders, which would become a motif throughout his oeuvre.
Published by nai010 publishers. Text by Evert J. van Straaten, Stefan Hertmans.
For more than 25 years, polymathic Belgian artist Jan Fabre (born 1958) has worked as an opera director, choreographer, performance artist and draughtsman. He is particularly known for his “Bic-art,” intricate drawings of insects and the natural world that he makes using a classic blue ballpoint pen. This volume surveys his career.
Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Text by Philippe Van Cauteren, Yuko Hasegawa.
The sculptural tableau of Belgian artist, playwright, director, choreographer and stage designer Jan Fabre make use of puns and symbolism. This volume contains gatefolds, installation photos and texts.
Published by Fonds Mercator. Edited by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio. Text by Bart de Baere, Jan Hoet, Paul Huvenne.
Jan Fabre, born in Antwerp in 1958, is one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his generation. Over the past 30 years, he has produced work as a visual artist, performance artist, director and author, expanding the horizons of every genre. Homo Faber is the first comprehensive overview to deal with all aspects of Fabre's visual art. It discusses key themes and ideas in his performance, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and film work, including the concept of metamorphosis, his use of human bones and echoes of the Old Masters in his work. This volume covers the whole of Fabre's artistic career, starting from works of the 1970s and 80s, when he exhibited himself in a shop window and staged performances in which he burned spectators' money and leading up to his most recent sculptural still lifes of owls' heads and Pushpin Men.