Venice - Official Collateral Event

Jan Fabre: Glass and Bone Sculptures 1977 – 2017

Abbazia di San Gregorio

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

Curators Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Katerina Koskina and Dimitri Ozerkov selected a series of works in glass and bone from the 1977 to 2017 made by the Belgian artist Jan Fabre, on show at the Abbazia di San Gregorio as Collateral Event of the 57th Venice Biennale.

Jan Fabre has always been interested in alchemy and memory of materials. With this body of works, brought together for the fist time, the artist pays homage to Flemish painters, for their mastery in pulverized bones to obtain pigments, and to Venetian glassblowers. The raw materials chosen by Fabre are both strong and fragile, protective and functional but at same time flexible and able to assume any kind of form. This is reason why the artist is fascinated by them.

Curated and organized by:
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio (GAMeC, Bergamo),
Katerina Koskina (EMST, Athens),
Dimitri Ozerkov (Head of the Contemporary Art Department, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg)
Project management by: Edoardo Cimadori
Promoted by: GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo

  • Installation view of the exhibition at Abbazia San Gregorio Installation view of the exhibition at Abbazia San Gregorio

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ritratto di JAN FABRE  autore dello spettacolo  "MY MOVEMENTS ARE ALONE  LIKE STREETDOGS " 
(NON IO festival  internazionale sullo spettacolo contemporaneoBOLOGNA - EX BOLOGNA MOTORI  - SAB 27 APRILE  2002)

Jan Fabre


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Destination: Venice
Where: Abbazia di San Gregorio
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

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