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Jan Fabre at the Louvre

For the fourth edition of Counterpoint, the Louvre’s annual series offering a contemporary perspective on its permanent collections, the museum’s invited guest artist is Jan Fabre, who presents an itinerary of works on the theme of metamorphosis and the passage of time.

From April 10 to July 7, 2008, the Dutch, Flemish and German painting galleries will be home to an exhibition of works by this often provocative exponent of the Flemish new wave, strongly influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, the visionary painter of fantasy and madness.

Jan Fabre will also participate in a pair of events at the Auditorium du Louvre in April, exploring the various facets of his work as a dancer, choreographer, man of the theater and performance artist, through discussions, debates and screenings. On April 22, the Daru Gallery and Cour Napoleon will serve as the venue for a special performance by Jan Fabre, in the form of an evening’s meditation on the relationship between living artists and the museum.

Jan Fabre will be the first living artist ever to be exhibited in the louvre. On April 11, for the opening of the exhibition, France Culture will be at the Louvre for programs about Jan Fabre.