Ik, aan het dromen [Me, Dreaming]
Sculpture, table; 70x 50 x 80 cm, chair; 140 x 50 x 40 cm; figure; 160 x 50 x 100 cm, microscope; 20 x 10 x 10 cm.
Materials: mannequin, plaster, clothes, smoked meat, table, chair, microscope, nails, thumbnails
Collection: Collection M HKA / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK6962).
The work of Jan Fabre is about continuous enactment. He is a romantic and enhances an extreme faith in art; a heroic investment, a life & death aspect of art-making. He is searching for intensity, searching for a re-opening of space which has been closed. A space of aiming for an active understanding of the world. Jan Fabre can be related to local intellectual spheres of baroque: a transcendence of global space of understanding of the world as in the paintings of Rubens. The world as an elegiac space: a naïve space where experience & nature can merge. These works are more performance about intensity; acting out for the better or the worse. He’s 100% affirmative and works on the verge of kitsch. Jan Fabre as Rubens incorporate the power of art and a certain cruelty in their works but Jan Fabre resents the problem of affirmation. In this impossibility he presents the conceivability of a different attitude today.
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Jan Fabre – Stigmata, Act...
24 April 2015 - 26 July 2015.
Together with Jan Fabre (born in Antwerp in 1958), the legendary exhibition maker Germano Celant created Stigmata, Actions & Performances
JAN FABRE. STIGMATA. Acti...
16 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.
A visual artist and theatrical writer, Jan Fabre presents for the first time at MAXXI the actions and performances from the 1970s through to
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest
27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.
Under the umbrella termVisite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cultu
28 April 2017 - 05 April 2020.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
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NU TE ZIEN
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive
We're happy to share a number of artworks which will be on display in our new collection space as of 27 April 2017.
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public