For the first time in Europe Jan Fabre presents Ecstasy and Oracles for the occasion of Manifesta12 organised by Mondo Mostre, Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018, Regione Siciliana. The scarab, ancient symbol of metamorphosis and an early alter-ego of artist Jan Fabre – the holy dung beetle of Antwerp – is central to the exhibition in Monreale. Small bronzes refer to the vital quest of the artist while the life-size bronze sculpture, The man who bears the cross, balances the limits of faith. A cycle of large mosaics made with jewel beetle wing-cases explores the eternal cycle of life and death, reoccurring in Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas.
Curated by Joanna De Vos and Melania Rossi.
Monday to Saturday, 9.00 – 19.00, Holidays, 9.00 – 13.30
Cattedrale di Monreale, Piazza Guglielmo II 1, Monreale, PA