Loss of Control: Crossing the Boundaries to Art from Félicien Rops to the Present


Jacques Charlier - Stamp Belgique - Belgie, 2000 - Briefmarke, Reproduktion, 53 x 43 cm. - Foto: Laurence Charlier Copyright: Jacques Charlier

In his
extensive farewell exhibition at
the Marta Herford Museum
, founding director Jan Hoet presents a
multiplicity of artistic perspectives and aspects on the theme of loss of
control: “Loss of Control: Crossing the boundaries to art from Félicien Rops to
the present. Obsession, sexuality, madness and death – the continuing exchange
between art and life is the theme of the exhibition LOSS OF CONTROL.  After
an eight-year engagement as the inspirational founding director of the Marta
Herford museum, Jan Hoet is saying farewell with a show comprising over 400
works. All the pieces speak about the artistic search for authentic means of
expression above and beyond societal norms, and convey in unprecedented depth
the varying aspects of loss of control, boundary crossing, and madness.