The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Giacomo Rizzolatti

Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart? This is a question that Belgian multidisciplinary artist Jan Fabre has continually explored in recent sculptures. Fabre is perhaps best known for his "Bic-Art" series, after he famously locked himself inside of a white cube for three days and covered it with blue pen drawings. However, it is his massive sculptures of brains made of Carrara marble that are his most personal. He relates the human brain to the idea of a post-mortem phase of life, after experiencing a "milky tunnel" of white while in a coma. Those who come upon the series may encounter a jarring combination of horror and amusement.

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