Troubleyn | Jan Fabre

The Importance of Being

17.07.2015 – 12.09.2015

© Angelos bvba - Lieven Herreman

‘The Importance of Being…’ is an exhibition on contemporary art taking place in several locations in Latin America throughout 2015 and 2016. The project is curated by Sara Alonso Gómez. Bruno Devos is the project director.
Rather than focusing on strictly geographical features or criteria, the exhibition raises questions concerning the polymorphy of the multilingual, transcultural mindset associated with a certain – elusive – Belgian identity.
This highly existential manner of looking at Belgium resulted in the development of the overarching theme of ‘Being’ itself. It also resulted in the inclusion of several non-Belgian artists, further exemplifying the plurality of discourses and international nature of the artistic proposals. “The Importance of Being …” gathers 40 artists (born or not in Belgium) offering a vast panorama of contemporary art in the country, without intending to encompass thoroughly. “In this sense, the goal has been to go beyond the notion of Belgium.” The particular ‘Belgium’ the exhibition is concerned with, is a quasi-abstracted instance, the concept of a decision-making entity with a strong influence on shifting world relations.


Jan Fabre will present two mosaics under the conceptual notion of ‘time and processes in the construction of memory’. The works from the series ‘Tribute to Belgian Congo’ (2010 – 2013) are a beautiful example of how time and history form the individual and collective memory.


opening hours


Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


(011) 5299-2010
MACBA- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
Av. San Juan 328
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires