KB45: Research Group Art in Belgium since 1945

01 May 2019 → 29 February 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Heritage and cultural conservation
    • Museum studies
    • Curatorial and related studies not elsewhere classified
    • Archival, repository and related sciences
    • Modern and contemporary history
    • Architectural heritage and conservation
    • Architectural history and theory
    • History of art
  • Social sciences
    • Arts and cultural policy
cultural politics Modern Art Postmodern Art Contemporary Art Art in Belgium Postwar Visual Arts
Project description

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 Architecture & Urban Planning on the one hand and the Department of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies 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.