Wouter De Vleeschouwer
Letter from Albert Mariën to Peter Dietrich, 12.01.1959

28.02  –  06.03

Presentation of a letter from Albert Mariën to Peter Dietrich (pseudonym of Roger Windels), editor-in-chief of the literary and artistic quarterly "Het Antenneke". The letter informs us that the provincial government has decided not to grant Het Antenneke a funding for a number of reasons. Was this the reason why the magazine, and the accompanying art group, ceased to exist at the end of 1959? Or is there more to it? Discover the turbulent events that led to the end of Het Antenneke!

The Letters Project

In 2022-2023, KIOSK together with the research group Ghent, playing field of the visual arts (1957-1987), will focus on letters from or to people from Ghent, or concerning the Ghent art scene. The letters are selected for their content, but also for their form.

For a whole year, the group will present a different letter every week in KIOSK, and will highlight its context or the questions it raises. During these presentations, the letter (or a facsimile) will be shown, possibly with other artefacts that are mentioned or that can clarify its meaning.

Ghent, playing field of the visual arts (1957-1987) consists of Naninga Lens, Sofie Frederix, Wouter De Vleeschouwer, Koen Brams and Godart Bakkers. For The Letters Project the group is reinforced by Simon Delobel and some guests.

KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke1956 Galerie Parnasse Gent groepsfoto Etienne Desmet
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke1956 Galerie Parnasse Gent affiche Etienne Desmet
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke1958 Kunstgroep Het Antenneke lidkaart Lieve Laporte
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke1958 Kunst en Letterenkring uitnodiging Lieve Laporte 1
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke1958 Kunst en Letterenkring uitnodiging Lieve Laporte 2
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke1958 Kunst en Letterenkring uitnodiging Lieve Laporte 3
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Het Antenneke1959 Foncke Burssens Landuyt Raveel Mees Van Gyseghem Museum Arnold Vanderhaeghen Gent