In this research project, artistic scenes in Antwerp in the 1950s and 1960s are examined in detail. This mainly takes place on the basis of a study of the material from Stephan Peleman's archive. This archive was built up over the years and consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, printed matter, artworks .... from this period. It is a large collection of all kinds of witnesses from an era that was very interesting from an art historical point of view (art scenes in Antwerp and avant-garde initiatives emerge).
The first part of this research project focuses on the sixties of the past century, in a second part we go back to the fifties.