Troubleyn | Jan Fabre


29.08.2015 – 08.11.2015

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CONTOUR 7 showcases video, film, installation and performance at special venues across Mechelen (BE).

Curator Nicola Setari is taking inspiration from local legends and famous historical figures from the rich history of the city of Mechelen.


Utopia and Thomas More have occupied the mind of Jan Fabre since at least 1977, when he did a performance in which he placed exotic flowers in front of the house where More stayed in Antwerp 500 years ago. At CONTOUR 7, some of the artistic traces of this long-time relationship find a special venue in the room adjacent to the Hypocaustum, Hieronymus van Busleyden’s dining room where More dined with his humanist friends in Mechelen. In this room, he found inspiration for his famous book in the wall paintings that still decorate the room today. Fabre presents a re-enactment of his 1977 performance recorded on 8 mm film, along with models from his Searching for Utopiasculptures.



Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.



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