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Παρασκευή, 29 Ιουνίου 2018

Jan Fabre

Jan Fabre | Official inauguration of newly created permanent altarpieces
Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Saint Augustine Church (AMUZ)
Antwerp, Belgium


On Monday, July 2nd 2018 is theofficial inauguration of Jan Fabre's newly created permanent altarpieces for Saint Augustine Church (AMUZ).
In 1628, the Augustinian order commissioned altarpieces for their abbey church in Kammenstraat from three of Antwerp’s most famous baroque painters. Peter Paul Rubens painted the canvas for the main altar, while Jacob Jordaens and Sir Anthony van Dyck painted works for the altars dedicated to St. Apollonia and St. Augustine, in the north and south transepts. The three works are now part of the permanent collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and can no longer be seen in the church. On the occasion of “Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires”, Jan Fabre was asked to create new, permanent works for St. Augustine’s Church, in accordance with the historical tradition of ecclesiastical commissions.
He has transposed the altarpieces of Jordaens, van Dyck and Rubens into the language of 2018. Fabre chose to use the shields of the jewel beetle as a material for his alternative interpretations.


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*Image captions: Left: Jan Fabre, The Monastic Performance, 2018, jewel beetle wing-cases on dibond, 398 X 241 cm, photo Attilio Maranzano, copyright Angelos bvba | Centre: Jan Fabre, The Mystic Contract, 2018, jewel beetle wing-cases on dibond, 566 X 398 cm, photo Attilio Maranzano, copyright Angelos bvba | Right: Jan Fabre, The Ecstatic Recording, 2018, jewel beetle wing-cases on dibond, 383 X 244 cm, photo Attilio Maranzano, copyright Angelos bvba