Het Gaat Om Heel Eenvoudige Dingen Jean Leering En De Kunst

Kempers, Paul

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“Leering was the director of the Van Abbemuseum (1964-1973), the Tropical Museum (1963-1975) and was also involved in several international exhibitions and on a number of boards. Leering’s time as director was characterized above all by an innovative and experimental exhibition policy. He was an important figure in the Dutch art world during the 1960s and 70s, but a whole new generation of curators and museum directors have been inspired by his progressive ideas up to the present day. Leering’s contribution to the discussion about the role of the museum and the importance of contemporary art for society are still extremely significant. …

The author Paul Kempers has meticulously described Leering’s career, the world of his ideas and the sources which inspired him in an accessible and often humorous way. On the basis of archive materials, interviews and many photographs he has outlined an intriguing portrait of this inspired and innovative cultural icon, presenting a fascinating picture of the artistic, intellectual and social climate in the Netherlands during the 1960s and 70s”, an extensive and richly illustrated biography of an important figure in the Dutch art and museum scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, text in Dutch, soft cover, 23,5 x 16,5 cm, 332 pages, Amsterdam 2018

ISBN: 978-94-9209507-7