Brief van Jan Vercruysse aan Jo Coucke, 13.06.1985
20.02 – 26.02
In the spring of 1985, Jo Coucke (°1955) contacts the Brussels-based artist Jan Vercruysse (1948-2018) with the invitation to be part of the Belgian entry for the first Biennale internationale pour la photographie d'art et de recherche 1985-1986. Coucke, who was working as a research assistant at the Ghent Museum of Contemporary Art (M.H.K.) at the time, was appointed as curator for the Belgian selection. In his answer, Vercruysse clearly shows that he does not have a high opinion of the Paris event.
Met dank aan Jo Coucke, Marc Schepers, SMAK archief (Veronique Van Bever), Wouter De Vleeschouwer, Koen Brams en Valerie Verhack.
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.