It’s a sad week for contemporary art and the Belgian art in particular, as it has lost a fearless fighter, supporter and an icon. Jan Hoet – curator, founder of SMAK Ghent, artistic director of the 9th Documenta and, not to forget, Secretary General emeritus of the KSC (see photos) – passed away yesterday after prolonged health problems. Raising a glass of vodka on your honour and in memoriam, Jan!

Photos from our projects as Happy Female Artists:
First Plenary Meeting of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia “in memoriam”, 1996, Antwerp Academy (photo: Ludo Geysels)
The Independence Day, 1996, SMAK Ghent (photo: Tim Heirman)

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