chambres d'amis, Jan Hoet
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Gent, 1986. Hardcover. 368 pages. 27,5 x 24 cm. Text in Dutch, French, German, English and Italian. Used. VG · Minor sings of wear with sunning to spine. Jan Hoet was truly innovative with his exhibitions and probably his international reputation as curator was first established by 'Chambres d’Amis', an exhibition he organized in Gent in 1986.Although organized by the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, the exhibition did not take place in the museum itself. Instead, the show was spread in about 59 private homes in this northern Belgian town, with each artist being given one or two rooms in a house to create their work, which were then opened to the public for several weeks.According to Jan Hoet, director of the Ghent and organizer of the show, the aim was to force artists to incorporate elements of homes and homeowners into the works, thus linking reality with art. As a result, a great project with 50 great artists: Carla Accardi, Christian Boltanski, Daniel Buren, Luciano Fabro, Dan Graham, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Marisa Merz, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Lawrence Weiner... Chambres d’Amis is getting scarce these days. Here a copy for you ;)