Literary Arts | Jan Fabre

à propos de Jan Fabre

Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958)  is considered one of today’s most innovative and versatile artists. In the late 70ies he caused a sensasation as a performance artist. In the 80ies he shook the foundation of the European theatre establishment. He was the first living visual artist to present his work at the Louvre in Paris (2008) and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (2016). In 2014, he created Mount Olympus. To glorify the cult of tragedy (a 24 hour performance).

Yet Jan Fabres ultimate mode of expression is writing. Already at the young age of 17 he started to write, to experiment with language and with the borders of literature and other art forms.

Jan Fabre is the author of a series of intimate Night Diaries, starting in 1978 till today. They give a unique insight into the mind of a young artist, his evolution, his questions, angers and desires.

Jan Fabre also is the author of an impressive oeuvre of theatre texts. Both his early writings and his more recent, deliberately composed work, are products of Fabres thinking and his obsessions.