Jan Fabre: My Queens

20 April–19 August 2018

Exhibition Overview

Jan Fabre

Meet Fabre’s beloved ladies and discover a completely different aspect of this multidisciplinary artist’s oeuvre.

With the expo “My Queens”, Fabre honours the important women in his life while simultaneously creating a dialogue with the Flemish artistic tradition within the historic setting of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Amongst the works of baroque master Jacques Jordaens, Fabre presents eight monumental marble bas-reliefs of women close to him. Their regal profile contrasts with their paper party hats. These pieces represent the noble character of the artist’s friendships and the festive atmosphere connected with it.

In the centre of the room, the work “My Future Queen” can be found: a white marble sculpture of Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, also wearing a party hat. The statue of the Crown Princess is at the centre of different artistic dialogues in the space and stands right between the present and the past, looking towards the future.

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