Jan Hoet

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jan Hoet (23 June 1936 – 27 February 2014) was a Belgian art critic and curator. He was the founder of Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK; English: City Museum for Contemporary Art).

He was born in Leuven. On 17 June 2012, he collapsed at the airport in Hamburg, Germany after having a heart attack. On 23 June 2012, Hoet suffered from hypercapnia and he was being held in a coma at the hospital of Soltau, Germany. He soon returned to Ghent.

Hoet suffered a second heart attack in January 2014. He died at a hospital in Ghent on February 27, 2014. He was aged 77.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jan Hoet overleden". De Standaard. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. (in Dutch)

Other websites[change | change source]