Troubleyn | Jan Fabre

When Will I Be Little Again?

17.06.2016 – 18.09.2016

© Angelos bvba - Photo: Lieven Herreman

The key themes of the exhibition ‘When Will I Be Little Again?’ are the coming-of-age story and the moment when the artistic personality is borne. In the cinema, the coming-of-age film represents a distinct genre, and in literature the theme is taken up in the Bildungsroman and the Künstlerroman. The focal point in all of these is the psychological and moral progress of the individual from childhood to maturity and into the world of grownups. The complex transformation that the protagonist undergoes is crucial for the plot development. The exhibition captures the moments of transformation and spiritual rapture that accompany artists throughout puberty. The project concentrates on the artist’s early creativity and fascination with the iconography of childhood and with marionette theatre, which can be interpreted as a metaphor for the world of human beings. During the exhibition, different rites of passage will be enacted, using images and objects.

Artists: Pawe? Althamer, Guy Ben-Ner, Karina Bisch, Christian Boltanski, Bracia, Anja Carr, Maciek Chor??y, Jan Fabre, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Wiktor Gutt, W?adys?aw Hasior, Tadeusz Kantor, Tony Oursler, Claus Richter, Franciszka Themerson, The Book Lovers


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