Godart Bakkers & Naninga Lens
Letter from Edy de Wilde to Nieuwe Rococo
21.01 – 29.01
On the 22nd of November 1967, museum director Edy de Wilde (1919-2005) writes a letter to the Ghent art group Nieuwe Rococo (1967-1970) about their plan to wrap the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam with ‘the longest painting in the world’.
Thanks to: Mi van Landuyt, Koen Brams
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.