Through the pages of this volume, one embarks on a mesmerizing journey into the world of glass mosaic, guided by the works of Jan Fabre. His talent and dedication to his craft culminate in a body of work that not only challenges the boundaries of traditional art forms, but also shows the limitless possibilities that lie within the humble, yet infinitely versatile medium of glass. The four new series upon which this book focuses are brilliant explorations on the themes of research, experimentation and turning the world upside down.
For more than thirty-five years Jan Fabre (1958, Antwerp) has been one of the most innovative and important figures on the international contemporary art scene. As a visual artist, theatre maker and author he has created a highly personal world with its own rules and laws, as well as its own characters, symbols, and recurring motifs. Fabre has earned the recognition of a worldwide audience with public works in sites of historical importance, such as his latest installation in Antwerp Cathedral. He has presented large-scale solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as the Louvre in Paris and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. This publication collects the works exhibited at Jan Fabre’s exhibition at the Wilde Gallery in Basel, Switzerland (opening on November 10, 2023).