InCoRM is aware of two articles that appeared on 15 January 2018 on the websites of and the Art Newspaper regarding the Toporovsky collection of Russian Avant-Garde works, now on exhibition at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium. InCoRM will be visiting this collection in the near future to view the works and to consult the supporting documents. Following this it will publish their findings on this website at FORUM.


Toporovsky Collection at Ghent

Having been maligned by a press in London and Belgium, the Russian Avant-Garde works exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent were temporarily withdrawn from view in late January, pending consideration by a commission appointed by the Flemish Minister of Culture, Sven Gatz.

InCoRM has been informed that the works were placed in the museum’s reserves so that they could be studied in an atmosphere of calm, and without the incursion of unauthorised photographic practices by certain journalists.

InCoRM was thus unable to view the exhibition and looks forward to visiting it once it is rehung in order to see the works and consult the documentation held by the collector and made available by the museum. This is solely in the interests of research, because as an organisation, InCoRM does not do, and never has done, expertises on works of art. Its concerns are devoted exclusively to knowledge of the Russian Avant-Garde.

Admin. 7 February 2018


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