Troubleyn | Jan Fabre

My Only Nation is Imagination

26.06.2017 – 28.10.2017

© Angelos bvba / Photo: Luciano Romano

On Monday, 26 June 2017 at 7 p.m. at Studio Trisorio in the Riviera di Chiaia 215, a solo show by Jan Fabre entitled My Only Nation is Imagination curated by Melania Rossi, will be inaugurated.
Sculptures, drawings and videos, all part of Fabre’s study of the relationship between art and science, will be on exhibit.

What is beauty? Who is an artist? How do neurons respond to classical art and what, instead, happens if viewing a work of contemporary art? This and many other questions are the focus of a series of works in which Fabre is spurred into examining the physiological processes which govern artistic creation and enjoyment.

The body is central to Fabre’s artistic universe and this exhibit gathers a nucleus of works which delve into the nature of the brain, defined by the artist as “the sexiest part of the human body”.

On Thursday 29 June at 6 p.m., the Madre Museum is to inaugurate a temporary showing of Jan Fabre’s iconic sculpture The man measuring the clouds (American version, 18 years older), a paean to man’s ability to continue dreaming, to transcend space and time in his imagination.
On Saturday 1 July at 11 a.m., at the Capodimonte Museum, within the context of the Incontri sensibili cycle, curated by Sylvain Bellenger and Laura Trisorio, two of Jan Fabre’s works made entirely of beetle shells (Ancient Egyptian sacred animal, a symbol of immortality), a distinctive and recurring element in his oeuvre are to be situated in a wunderkammer in dialogue with several naturalia and artificialia rarities, collected by the Farnese between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  The selection of “wonders”, presented in modern glass cabinets, is composed of art objects in rock crystal, bronze, ivory, amber and in unusual, bizarre materials such as rhinoceros horn, deer antler and coconut in addition to manmade objects from explored lands.



Studio Trisorio

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. & 4 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.


Madre Museum

Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Capodimonte Museum

Open every day except on Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.



Studio Trisorio

Riviera di Chiaia, 215

+39 081 414306



Madre Museum

Via Settembrini 79

80139 Napoli

+39 081 193 13 016



Capodimonte Museum

via Miano 2

80131 Napoli

+39 081 7499111