The Maeght Foundation in the South of France will present a site-specific exhibition of works by the celebrated Belgian artist Jan Fabre from 30 June to 11 November 2018. A multidisciplinary artist, playwright, stage director and designer, Fabre’s practice focuses on the body, and the intersection between art and science, life and death. Over the last twenty years Fabre has developed an oeuvre based on a variety of materials, including blood, ball-point pen ink, beetle wings, bones, and stuffed animals. Current exhibitions of his work include My Queens (20.04-19.08.2018) at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Jan Fabre. Stigmata. Actions and Performances 1976-2017 at the CAAC of Seville (23.03-02.09.2018).
The exhibition at the Maeght Foundation will feature mostly marble sculptures, drawings, installations that will respond to the Foundation’s architecture and layout. Inspired by scientific discoveries, the interactions between the mind and the body, the concepts of dreams and imagination, the show will be conceived as a whole and continue to push the boundaries of mixed media.
Inspired by surrealism and Flemish Baroque, Fabre is also a contemporary dance choreographer, a visual artist, a designer, a performer and an author and this exhibition promises to be dramatic.