MER. B&L, 2020
Nederlands & English, 272 pagina’s, c. 230 illustraties
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Tanguy Eeckhout, a young art historian and curator at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, left behind an unfinished study on the history of private collections in Belgium when he passed away unexpectedly in 2018.
Maisons d’art moderne is based on Tanguy Eeckhout’s unfinished doctoral thesis. This long-awaited book, edited by Steven Jacobs and Maarten Liefooghe and published by MER B&L, will be available from 7 November.
In Maisons d’art moderne, Tanguy Eeckhout traces the untold history of Belgian collections of modern art, focusing on two generations: the ‘culture generators’ from 1945 to 1965, and the ‘avant-gardists’ who, between 1960 and 1989, entered the international art world in full force, no longer restricting themselves to Belgian borders or traditional media.
Online book launch
co-editors Steven Jacobs and Maarten Liefooge discuss, with moderator Elise Dupré, Eekchout’s research into Belgian private art collections.