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Jan Fabre. Oro rosso

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From 29 March to 30 September 2019, four highly respected Neapolitan venues are exhibiting works by Jan Fabre, one of the most innovative artists on the international contemporary art scene, and this book is the exhibition catalogue.

Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958) is a visual artist, playwright and creator. Curious by nature and influenced by the research of another Fabre, the entomologist Jean-Henri (1823-1915), he has always been fascinated by the world of insects and small creatures. His symbolic universe draws on the natural world, myth, alchemy, the history of art and religion.

The metamorphic force of corals falls perfectly within his personal imagery and the red coral sculptures created by the Belgian master for his solo exhibition at the Capodimonte museum – published here for the first time – along with his blood drawings and gold sculptures generate a mysterious dialogue with seminal works in the historic collection.

At the Pio Monte della Misericordia, The Man Who Bears the Cross is in an exchange with Caravaggio’s Sette opere di Misericordia (Seven Works of Mercy) . The Man who Measures the Clouds returns to the Madre museum and, on the last stop of this splendid exhibition for the city of Naples, the Studio Trisorio gallery is showing “Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo”, presenting a beautiful series of mosaics inspired by the violent colonisation of the Belgian Congo and created with iridescent beetle wings.


Format
17 x 24
Binding
hardcover
Pages
192
Year of publication
2019
ISBN
9788891825025
Language
Bilingual Italian/English
Genre
Art
Publisher
Electa