Jan Fabre: My Nation, Imagination

30 June–11 November 2018

Exhibition Overview

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Jan Fabre.

The Maeght Foundation will welcome Belgian artist Jan Fabre from June 30 to November 11 2018. The exhibition will be devoted to his sculptures, mostly in marble, and drawings that deal with the mind, the body, our dreams and especially our imagination in conversation with scientific discoveries, the mind and the brain which become a source, a land, a character whose adventures we experience in this exhibition through the works created especially for this event.

No introduction is necessary for Jan Fabre, a major heir to surrealism and Flemish Baroque as well as drama and contemporary dance, a visual artist creating sculptures and installations, a great designer and also performer and author. Jan Fabre has designed a "customized" exhibition for the Maeght Foundation. He wished to have an exhibition that was spiritual in every sense of the word, at once dreamlike and serious but with the irony of games and a humor in the style of James Ensor. He brings his artistic discoveries into dialogue with those of science and art history.

Jan Fabre is both a "warrior and servant of beauty." His work will respond to the beauty of the Foundation, which he considers a major establishment of creation, through his scenography, the beauty of his sculptures where the marble, the whiteness, the opalescence and transparencies will respond to the free associations of his drawings and collages. A dance of thought and body with the elements, other kingdoms and the most surprising fictions will unfold at the foundation.

(Photo copyright Carlotta Managio.)

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