SALUT D’HONNEUR JAN HOET
CURATORS JAN HOET&PHILLIP VAN DEN BOSSCHE
The sea has always been a great source of inspiration for the arts. Its attraction can undoubtedly be ascribed to its ever changing impressions. In its infinite beauty it may be soothing but in its unpredictability it becomes threatening again. Artists will always be fascinated by the endless play of light, space and movement.
The Sea is an exhibition that is elusive just like a wave, ebbing, flowing and leaving traces that time and again are erased by new forces. The Sea is an exhibition in dialogue with Ostend, spread over several locations, with Mu.ZEE as the starting point of this voyage of discovery.
Jan Hoet was behind the planning of this event. For him, this was to be his last major exhibition. However, on 27 February 2014 we had to bid our curator farewell. He had focused on this project until the very last weeks of his life. The exhibition thus grew from a tribute to the sea into a homage to Jan Hoet… one of grand gestures and short stories, a salute of honour.
The exhibition brings together artists from recent and less recent art history, thus enabling contemporary artists to engage in dialogue with the older Masters. The Sea will display works of art by Bas Jan Ader, Etel Adnan, Francis Alÿs, Carl Andre, Louis Artan de Saint Martin, John Baldessari, François-Marie Banier, Forrest Bess, Joseph Beuys, Guillaume Bijl, William Blake, Maurice Blaussyld, Arnold Böcklin, Pierre Bonnard, Michaël Borremans, Eugène Boudin, Dirk Braeckman, George Brecht, Marcel Broodthaers, Jean Brusselmans, Kathe Burkhart, François Burland, Michael Buthe, James Lee Byars, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Jacques Charlier, Emile Claus, Vaast Colson, Leo Copers, Patrick Corillon, Gustave Courbet, Johan Creten, Henri-Edmond Cross, Werner Cuvelier, Ilse D’Hollander, Honoré d’O, Martin d’Orgeval, René Daniëls, Hanne Darboven, Charles-François Daubigny, Franky DC, Gustave De Smet, Tacita Dean, Frederick Debourg Richards, Thierry De Cordier, William Degouve de Nuncques, Luc Deleu, Ronny Delrue, Wim Delvoye, Maurice Denis, Jan Dibbets, Richard Diebenkorn, Karel Dierickx, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Tim Eitel, James Ensor, Frederick Evans, Jan Fabre, Luciano Fabro, Belu-Simion Fainaru, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Rodney Graham, Joseph Grigely & Amy Vogel, Susan Hiller, Oscar Jespers, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Alex Katz, Fernand Khnopff, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Gustave Le Gray, Georges Lemmen, Zoe Leonard, Roy Lichtenstein, Lismonde, Bernd Lohaus, Marcel Maeyer, René Magritte, Marcel Mariën, Jacob Maris, Kris Martin, Henri Matisse, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Constantin Meunier, Henri Meunier, Reinhard Mucha, Dennis Oppenheim, Silke Otto-Knapp, Panamarenko, Constant Permeke, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Roger Raveel, Gerhard Richter, Matthieu Ronsse, Ed Ruscha, Joe Scanlan, Rob Scholte, Thomas Schütte, Victor Servranckx, Ettore Spalletti, Leon Spilliaert, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Paul Thek, Jan Toorop, Susanne Tunn, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Richard Tuttle, Luc Tuymans, Edgard Tytgat, Félix Vallotton, Philippe Vandenberg, Henry Van de Velde, Theo Van Doesburg, Ger van Elk, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Gerard van Lankveld, Théo van Rysselberghe, Henk Visch, Guillaume Vogels, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West & Heimo Zobernig, Henri-Victor Wolvens, Katharina Wulff
More information : www.dezee-oostende.be
Near the ticket office, visitors can use the cloakroom FREE OF CHARGE. Don’t leave any valuables in the cloakroom (it is not guarded). There is a separate cloakroom for school groups (carts on wheels).