The Man Who Measures the Clouds (Monument to the Measure of the Immeasurable)

until November 24, 2019

Palazzo Balbi Valier, sestiere di Dorsoduro, Venezia – IT

The Belgian artist present in some past Biennials – returns to Venice with a “public art project”, a  golden 9 meters sculpture, which presents itself as “a metaphor for the artist who tries to capture the impossible through his work. A human figure, ideally modelled on the body of his younger brother, Emiel, who died at an early age, stretches a ruler over a ladder towards the sky, almost as if to measure the clouds.


Jan Fabre – The Man Who Measures the Clouds, 2019