Published by Skira. Introduction by Eckhard Schneider.
This two-volume edition presents an overview of mosaics through which Jan Fabre has created a great epic on terror in beauty as a reflection on our own dark being. Jan Fabre has created a monumental new cycle of his mosaics for the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev. This publication presents the two grand series—Tribute to Belgian Congo and Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo, where the artist again grapples artistically with his country’s colonial past. All works from both series impress with their large size, but above all with the use of millions upon millions of jewel beetle wing cases. Utilizing the various color tones of this iridescent material, Jan Fabre takes us into an indeterminate zone, between paradise and the Belgian Congo.Both volumes are presented by Eckhard Schneider, general director of the PinchukArtCentre and are introduced by a specialist on the subject, with a collection of texts by more than thirty international art professionals.
For more than thirty-five years, Jan Fabre (born Antwerp, 1958) has occupied a leading international position as a groundbreaking visual artist, theater maker and author.
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.