Jan Fabre, Tea-hangover (1980) Black & white photo print, 25 × 16 cm © Angelos bvba Photo: Marc Gubbels

Date: Fri, Jul 07 2017 - Sun, Aug 27 2017,

JAN FABRE STIGMATA.Actions & Performances 1976-2016


Jan Fabre. STIGMATA is a voyage into the memory of one of the biggest contemporary artists through drawings, photographs, sculptures, costumes, texts quotes, archival documents and study models – which Fabre refers to as “Thinking Models” – and filmic documentations of his performance and poetic actions, from the second half of the 1970s to the present. Visitors are greeted by a labyrinth of tables introducing the artist’s philosophies. This tool serves to understand his ideas, his memories, his art, profoundly inspired by the traditions of Flemish painting and focused on the study and use of the body.


Examining and liberating

the body is a sacred duty.

My catechism:

Art is the father

Beauty the son

And freedom the spirit.

Jan Fabre, 1983


curator: Germano Celant