This handsome book peers into Troubleyn/Laboratorium, the workspace, collective art space, and creative incubator of Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre (b. 1958), whose performances, staged since the 1980s, have brought him international acclaim and recognition. Expressing the collective aims of Fabre’s theatre
company, Troubleyn/Laboratorium functions as his workspace as well as a nurturing environment for the activities of his theatre company and young artists alike, in which artists are free to develop and materialize their creative impulses. The building, situated in a progressive multicultural neighborhood in northern Antwerp, houses a uniquely integrated collection of art works from international visual artists, writers, theatre makers, and philosophers, with whom Jan Fabre feels a close affinity and whose works represent the overall cooperative spirit of the space itself. Fostering an environment that is as progressive as the artist’s varied oeuvre, Troubleyn/Laboratorium provides the grounds for an idealistic hotbed of artistic activity and this publication offers a glimpse of that possible utopia.
With contributions from: Nadia Sels, Luk Van den Dries, Koen Van Synghel, Frank Peeters.
With the following artists: Marina Abramović, Chantal Akerman, Ben Benaouisse, Guillaume Bijl, Michaël Borremans, Dirk Braeckman, Stef Kamil Carlens, Romeo Castellucci, Il Sang Cho, Hugo Claus, Jan Cremer, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Peter De Cupere, Carl De Keyzer, Luc Deleu, Wim Delvoye, Robert Devriendt, Braco Dimitrijević, Bruna Esposito, Jan Fabre, Michel François, Federico Fusi, Alberto Garutti, Stefan Hertmans, Raimund Hoghe, Fabrice Hyber, IRWIN, Oda Jaune, Jan Lauwers, Antun Maračić, Attilio Maranzano, Kris Martin, Enrique Marty, MASBEDO, Tjen Meylemans, Jorge Molder, Johan Muyle, Maryam Najd, Orlan, Javier Pérez, Mikes Poppe, Daniele Puppi, Pascal Rambert, Bernardí Roig, Pjeroo Roobjee, Julião Sarmento, Francesco Schiavulli, Julien Schoenaerts / Wilfried Pas, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rob Scholte, Chiharu Shiota, Paul Sochacki, Nedko Solakov, Berend Strik, Ritsaert ten Cate, Koen Theys, Luc Tuymans, Stefaan Van Akoleyen, Wim Vandekeybus, Erik Van de Mert, Koen van den Broek, Johan Van Geluwe, Hans van Houwelingen
Jan Van Imschoot, Joep Van Lieshout, Koen Vanmechelen, Vedovamazzei, Angel Vergara, Peter Verhelst, Fabien Verschaere, Henk Visch, Robert Wilson.