Research Unit

Art in Belgium since 1945

01 December 2022 → Ongoing
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Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Museum studies
    • Curatorial and related studies not elsewhere classified
    • Historiography
    • Architectural heritage and conservation
    • History of art
  • Engineering and technology
    • Architecture not elsewhere classified
Art historiopgraphy Art in Belgium art history contemporary art
KB45 (Kunst in België sinds 1945 / Art in Belgium since 1945) is a multidisciplinary research group established in 2019 at Ghent University within the Department of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies on the one hand and the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning on the other. KB45 aims to map the situation of the living arts in Belgium since 1945 and to contextualize it within the larger artistic culture in the country’s postwar era, from a both local and international perspective. The approach is at once art historical, critical and social-institutional, with a focus on artist’s careers and oeuvres, exhibition histories, institutional histories, and architectural conditions and frameworks in relation to cultural policy and the larger political context in Belgium.