Jan Fabre, Postvogels van de Geschiedenis, 2013, Het Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch. Foto Lieven Herreman

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Jan Fabre - Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch

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Retrospective Jan Fabre in Het Noordbrabants Museum

9 June 2016

In the summer of the Bosch Year, Het Noordbrabants Museum is presenting a major retrospective exhibition featuring Jan Fabre (1958, Antwerp). The highlight is a series of mosaic panels made up of jewel beetle wing cases entitled Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo. Using the visual language of Hieronymus Bosch, Jan Fabre focuses in this series on the brutalities of the Belgian Congo’s colonial past. The exhibition runs from 11 June to 18 September 2016.

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Bosch-themed summer exhibition

3 March 2016

In the summer 2016, the manifestation year of Jheronimus Bosch 500, Het Noordbrabants Museum will be presenting two very different exhibitions inspired by the artist's legacy as part of the Bosch Grand Tour. Van Eyck, Brueghel & Jordaens – Masterpieces from Romania is an exhibition of an exceptional selection of Flemish and Dutch masters. These works have been in the city of Sibiu for more than two hundred years, and so the majority are unknown to the public at large. The monumental mosaic panels by the contemporary Belgian artist, Jan Fabre, inspired by Bosch's visual language, will also be exhibited.

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Jan Fabre at work

Photo Lieven Herreman, © Angelos bvba

Post Birds of History

Jan Fabre

2013 Mosaic of juwel beetle wing cases on wood 227,5 x 173 x 8,1 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman Het Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch

Belgian Congo Fountain of Life

Jan Fabre

2012 Mosaic of juwel beetle wing cases on wood 227,5 x 173 x 8,1 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba

Venturing on Slippery Iron

Jan Fabre

2013 Triptych, left panel Mosaic of juwel beetle wing cases on wood Each panel: 227,5 x 173 x 8,1 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba

Venturing on Slippery Iron

Jan Fabre

2013 Triptych, middle panel Mosaic of juwel beetle wing cases on wood Each panel: 227,5 x 173 x 8,1 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba

Venturing on Slippery Iron

Jan Fabre

2013 Triptych, right panel Mosaic of juwel beetle wing cases on wood Each panel: 227,5 x 173 x 8,1 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba

Skull with the Tool of Power

Jan Fabre

2013 Mixture of jewel beetle wing cases, polymers, silver 42 x 16 x 21 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba

Skull with Ice Skate

Jan Fabre

2013 Mixture of jewel beetle wing cases, polymers, iron, wood, fabric 27 x 23 x 21 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba

Divine Fertility

Jan Fabre

2015 Mixture of jewel beetle wing cases, polymers, stuffed bird 126 x 37 x 67 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba Jan

The Plundering Messenger of Paradise

Jan Fabre

2013 Mixture of jewel beetle wing cases, polymers, stuffed bird 66 x 65 x 24 cm Photo: Lieven Herreman © Angelos bvba

Holy dung beetle with laurel tree

Jan Fabre

2012 Bronze 38 x 42 x 80,6 cm Photo: Pat Verbruggen © Angelos bvba

Holy dung beetle

Jan Fabre

2011 Bronze 38 x 42 x 76 cm Photo: Pat Verbruggen © Angelos bvba

Hommage aan H. Bosch

Jan Fabre

1994 Mattress, wood en gold leaf 61 x 45 x 33 cm Photo: Pat Verbruggen © Angelos bvba

Nen assebak

Jan Fabre

2011 Porcelain 14 x 28 x 16 cm Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria

Selfportrait of the artist as a devil

Jan Fabre

1979-2003 Nails and pins on polyester 65 x 40 x 185 cm Photo: Attilio Maranzano © Angelos bvba