HC / 256 pages / 32 x 25,50 cm
AsaMER; De vrienden Museum Voor Schone Kunsten Gent
NL / EN
Catherine de Zegher, Robert H. Marijnissen, Sylvia Van Peteghem, Koen Van Synghel, Anne Pingeot, Marc Dubois, ...
Studio Luc Derycke
978 94 9177 551 2
Under the thirty-year directorship of Robert Hoozee (1982–2012), the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent underwent a complete transformation. Hoozee's multidisciplinary approach towards the renewal and international contextualization of Belgian art from the period 1789–1950 was not only reflected in the development of the museum’s collection, but also in the exhibitions created under his leadership, both in Ghent and further afield. Acquisition highlights ranging from James Ensor, Fernand Khnopff, George Minne, Odilon Redon, Oskar Kokoschka and Erich Heckel to Raoul De Keyser illustrate Hoozee’s unrelenting pursuit of excellence, while in his exhibition policy he set new standards with the ground-breaking ‘Paris–Brussels’ (1997) and ‘British Vision’ (2007–08).