Introducing “Prometheus – Landscape II.” This is Glasstress 2011 artist, Jan Fabre’s latest stage production, scheduled to premiere at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University January 20th-30th, 2011.
The central image of the show is of Prometheus, bound and suspended high above the stage throughout the full 90-minute production. Symbolizing the artist bound by society’s contradictions: freedom of expression versus obedience to order, Prometheus, the bringer of fire to man, is also a symbol of creation and destruction. The story was concieved, co-written, and directed, and set directed by Fabre.
Jan Fabre (born 1958, Antwerp, Belgium) is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist, playwright, stage director, choreographer and designer. His decoration of the ceiling of the Royal Palace in Brussels Heaven of Delight (made out of one million six hundred thousand jewel-scarab wing cases) is widely praised. In 2004 he erected Totem, a giant bug stuck on a 70 foot steel needle, on the Ladeuzeplein in Leuven.
He has exhibited works all over the world – from Paris to Stockholm, Chicago to San Francisco, Brussels to Barcelona. The wonderfully talented and prolific Jan De Vliegher paints a wide array of subjects and topics, including statues, landscape, the sea, still life, and even glass, and now is one of the newest additions to the Glasstress 2011 exhibit. His contributions will to the exhibit will include original works in glass as well as an installation of his many his astonishing works in paint.
Jan will also be joining Venice Projects and other Glasstress artists like Koen Vanmechelen, Marya Kazoun, Jan Fabre, Hye Rim Lee, Charlotte Hodes, and Jaume Plensa at this year’s Toronto Art Fair (booth #518), which takes place from October 28-Nov 1, 2010.