Troubleyn | Jan Fabre

Collection Exhibition 2 BLUE

27.04.2022 – 08.05.2022

Curator Yuko Hasegawa

'Walking Leaves' (1992) | Photographer: Taku Saiki

Curator Yuko Hasegawa

Jan Fabre's work 'Walking Leaves' (1992) as part of the group exhibition at the 金沢21世紀美術館 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

The entomologist Jean - Henri Fabre dubbed the interval of lyrical tranquility when night turns to day, and dark turns to light, “The Hour Blue.” This is the hour when nocturnal animals retire, and diurnal creatures awake. In seasonal terms, “The Hour Blue” is perhaps equivalent to the time from when animals hibernate, to their reemergence in spring. Part 1 of the exhibition will feature Funakoshi Katsura’s Touch of Winter bust in blue garb, and Part 2, Jan Fabre’s 'Walking Leaves', a work in which the entire picture plane is filled using blue Bic ballpoint pen. Though their materials, motifs and forms may differ, both works harbor in their serene stillness the dynamic energy of life. The “BLUE” exhibition begins with these works that employ the color blue to symbolic effect. - Exhibition Catalogue