The Man Who Measures Clouds returns to Naples.

After 2008, Man Measuring Clouds, a work by Jan Fabre on view in Naples until December 19, 2017, returns to Naples.

Today at 6 p.m. Jan Fabre ’s extraordinary work"The Man Who Measures Clouds (American Version, 18 Years Older) 1998 - 2016" will be presented to the public and inaugurated on the terrace of the MADRE museum in Naples.

After the 2008 exhibition in Piazza del Plebiscito, the work returns to the Neapolitan city and the artist himself and curators Laura Trisorio, Melania Rossi and Andrea Viliani will be present at the opening.

It is a hymn to the ability to continue to dream, to imagine, to attempt to overcome the human limit of knowledge; a work inspired by the statement that ornithologist Robert Stroud uttered when he was released from Alcatraz prison, namely that from that moment he would devote himself to"measuring clouds." In addition, the work is a tribute to Jan Fabre’s younger brother, a dreamer who died prematurely.

The work is part of To Form a Collection, the MADRE Museum’s in-progress collection formation project, and will be on view until December 19, 2017.

A series of events related to Jan Fabre will be held in Naples: on June 26, the exhibition"My Only Nation is Imagination" opened at Studio Trisorio curated by Melania Rossi; on Saturday, July 1, the exhibition"Jan Fabre. Naturalia e Mirabilia" at the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte curated by Sylvain Bellenger and Laura Trisorio, in which the artist will present two works made with beetle shells, while on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, the artist will present his new theater production"Belgian Rules/Belgium Rules" in its world premiere at the Politeama Theater.

Source: Press release

Image: Jan Fabre, The man who measures nvole (American verse, 18 years older) 1998 - 2016
Installation view, Madre - Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, 2017
Private collection
Courtesy Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee, Naples
Photo © Amedeo Benestante

The Man Who Measures Clouds returns to Naples.
The Man Who Measures Clouds returns to Naples.

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