Letter from Ann Decaestecker to Cultureel Comité Sint-Amandsberg & Stichting Mevr. J. Dhondt-Dhaenens, 18.01.1982
24.04 – 30.04
On the 18th of January 1982, 26-year-old Ghent artist Ann Decaestecker (b. 1955) confirms her participation in Jonge kunstenaars uit het Gentse [Young artists from Ghent], an exhibition in the Campo Santo chapel and the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. While doing so, she tries to bring the work of her friend and fellow artist Willy Van Sompel (b. 1948) to the attention of the selection committee.
Thanks to: Godart Bakkers, Koen Brams, Leo Copers, Ann Decaestecker, Documentatiecentrum voor Streekgeschiedenis Dr. Maurits Gysseling (DSMG), Kiki Van Dyck, Emiel Hoorne, Dirk Pültau, Willy Van Sompel and Walter De Wilde.
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.