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Jan Fabre
JAN FABRE. TRIBUTE TO BELGIAN CONGO (2010-2013)

PINCHUKARTCENTRE, KIEV, UKRAINE 

From February 8th to April 27th 2014 In 1979 Jan Fabre started his artistic practice by erecting a tent-laboratory, called de Neus (the Nose), in the garden of his parents. Mesmerized by the insects’ capacity for metamorphosis, he subjected them to intensive artistic research and experiments. Insects continued to (re-)appear in Fabre’s early drawings, performances and sculptures. Especially beetles, with their unique sense of survival, remained a source of inspiration for the artist, and in his oeuvre they have come to represent a way of dealing with mortality, beauty and suffering – three essential themes, which define Fabre’s complex practice as an artist, theatre maker and writer. (…)