The 45-year-old Fleming took over management of the staid, gray Palais des Beaux Arts, or Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Dutch, in 2002, and soon came up with a zippier name for the interdisciplinary Brussels arts center — Bozar.
Dujardin, like other arts managers in Europe faced with an aging audience and a need for diversified funding, has sought to broaden Bozar’s reach with an ambitiously diverse program.
The offerings have ranged from an exhibition on rock and roll, a Paul Klee retrospective and a show on Korean Buddhist art to concerts by Cecilia Bartoli, Lou Reed, Martha Argerich and Ali Farka Toure as well as numerous theater and dance performances. There’s also a DJ-in-residence for regular late- night parties, which include admission to the exhibitions.
Bozar had 1.05 million visitors last year, up from 550,000 when he took over.