January 12, 2014

Jan Fabre in Rome's Maxxi

 
Rome is one of my very favorite places, and I had the great pleasure of spending a few days there at the end of December. A visit to the relatively new Maxxi museum was on my list of things to see this time. I had not checked to see what exhibitions were on display, since I wanted to see the building itself: I had planned an architectural trip to see the work of  Zaha Hadid. 
To my surprise, I stumbled upon a very famous compatriot, as Maxxi has a large Jan Fabre exhibition showing documents, installations, statues and films on the artist's performances. If you are interested in knowing more or discovering his work, read the information in the link below from which I am borrowing the following quote:   
"Constantly at its core is the artist himself, from body to mind and both examined, scoured and indeed tormented inch by inch. Although already clear from the videos of his performances – initially body-art experiments but then complex theatre performances – the full realisation comes from observation of the expanse of drawings, notes, objects and thinking models that fill the exhibition space". 
http://www.domusweb.it/en/art/2013/10/29/jan_fabre_stigmata.html
http://janfabre.be/angelos/tentoonstellingen/lopend/jan-fabre-stigmata-actions-performances-1976-2013/nl/
http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/maxxi/

19 comments:

  1. Dat is bijzonder om hem in Rome te zien! Dat verwacht je toch niet. Leuk.

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    1. het was mooi meegenomen, Bieb ! en ik heb er van genoten.

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  2. wow, that sounds like an interesting exhibition. how was the rest of Rome???

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    1. Petra, hi.. where to you want me to start to answer that question? fabulous of course...

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  3. un "look" d'enfer dès juin 2014...

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    1. hum, vous trouvez? c'est pas fait pour ..

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  4. An interesting exhibit indeed!! Great shots for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!!

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    1. thanks, Sylvia, glad you enjoy the shots.
      a great week to you too !

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  5. Les "installations" et les "performances", cela me laisse toujours un peu dubitatif.

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    1. dubitatif, c'est un beau état d'âme je crois, Alain
      qui sait où la réflexion mènera?
      un public de rêve de tout artiste?

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  6. Die eerste foto vind ik schitterend! Wat mooi!

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    1. blij dat je het mooi vindt, past goed bij de titel van de blog.

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  7. een verrassende eerste foto Anni....

    Fabre,een veelzijdig kunstenaar

    groeten

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    1. veelzijdig is het woord
      de mensen trokken er nogal ogen :)

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  8. That is an interesting exhibit!

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  9. What a nice exhibit! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Hallo Anni,
    Een originale manier om een tentoonstelling op te zetten!
    Groetjes,
    Frans

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  11. Je moet toch moedig zijn zo'n pak te dragen.

    Groetjes,
    Filip

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  12. grappig pak heeft hij aan Anni. Groetjes Dietmut

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