Description - Jan Fabre: Spiritual Guards by Joanna De Vos
Published to accompany an exhibition in Florence, this book is illustrated with photography by the internationally famous photographer, Attilio Maranzano. Critical essays and introductions by the curators Melania Rossi and Joanna De Vos, the project's artistic director, Sergio Risaliti, and by Arabella Natalini, provide analyses of the works on show and describe the extraordinary and multifaceted career of the artist. For more than thirty-five years Belgian artist Jan Fabre has been one of the most innovative and important figures on the international contemporary art scene. As a visual artist, theatre maker and author he has created a highly personal world with its own rules and laws, as well as its own characters, symbols, and recurring motifs. Fabre has earned the recognition of a worldwide audience with public works in sites of historical importance, such as his latest installation in Antwerp Cathedral. He has presented large-scale solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as the Louvre in Paris and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Sergio Risaliti is art historian, creator and curator of exhibitis and important events, writer and journalist. He founded and directed public and private exhibition centres. He has been working with Francesco Vossilla since 2007 on an unconventional investigation on Michelagelo's work followed by the publication of volumes. He curated with Cristina Acidini (creator) and Elena Capretti the exhibition 'Michelangelo Buonarroti. Incontrare un artista universale', at Musei Capitolini in Rome, and together with Francesca Campana Comparini the exhibiiton 'Jackson Pollock, La figura della furia', in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. He created and curated, with Arabella Natalini, the solo shows of Giuseppe Penone. 'Prospettiva Vegetale', in 2014, and in 2015 Antony Gormley 'Human at Forte' Belvedere in Florence. From 2017 is the Director of Museo Novecento in Florence. SELLING POINT: The catalogue of the exhibition held in Florence, illustrated with photography by Attilio Maranzano and critical essays by Sergio Risaliti, Melania Rossi, Joanna De Vos and Arabella Natalini 75 colour, 26 b/w images
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