Wouter De Vleeschouwer
Letter from Jan Hoet to Robert Vandewege, 25.04.1978
24.10.22 – 30.10.22
On April 25, 1978, Jan Hoet, curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, sends a letter to the alderman of culture in Ghent, Robert Vandewege. Hoet inquires whether he may include Canadian artist David Rabinowitch in the exhibition with Raoul De Keyser-Richard Tuttle-Philippe Van Snick, which would run from May 26 to June 26, 1978. David Rabinowitch (°1943) would replace his German colleague Ulrich Rückriem (°1938), as the latter doesn’t have enough works for the exhibition. Be that as it may, the letter is sent barely one month (!) before the exhibition opens…
Met dank aan S.M.A.K. Gent (Véronique Van Bever, Lien Roelandt en Geert Wijns), Koen Brams, Inge Ketelers en Simon Delobel.
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.