Godart Bakkers
Letter from Kasper König to Bart Cassiman, 03.03.1986

10.10.22  –  16.10.22

In 1986, German curator Kasper König sends a letter to Bart Cassiman. As a member of the selection committee of Initiatief 86, König is responsible for choosing the participating artists. Cassiman is the project coordinator and works closely with the curators. The letter shows that the road to Initiative 86 - without doubt one of the most important post-war exhibitions of Belgian art, was not smooth and that König was ready to resign if working conditions would not improve...

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.