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Belgian Jan HOET

born Jan Marie Walter Michel HOET

Belgian founder of SMAK (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst or Municipal Museum for Contemporary Art) in Ghent, Belgium

Source :  Philip TRUWANT

Born: on June 23, 1936 in Leuven, België
Died: on February 27, 2014 in Gent, België


Jan Hoet (pronounced YAN HOOT) was born in Leuven, Belgium. Throughout his career, he was often referred to in the press as a former boxer (he pursued the sport in college) and several times expressed an admiration for Mike Tyson. His international reputation was first established by "Chambres d'Amis," an innovative exhibition he organized in Ghent in 1986. In that show, about 50 American and European artists were invited to create works for 50 private homes in Ghent, which were then opened to the public for several weeks. Subsequently, he managed several important exhibitions all over the world.

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