Naninga Lens
Letter from Kristien De Witte to Suzanne Caura and Joseph Willaert, 27.05.1970

07.11.22  –  13.11.22

On the 27th of May 1970, Kristien De Witte (1942) writes a letter to her friends Suzanne Caura (1944) and Joseph Willaert (1936-2014) about her life and her job as an attendant in the exhibition ‘Gent 50-70’ in Hotel d’Hane-Steenhuyse.

Thanks to: Godart Bakkers, Koen Brams, Suzanne Caura, Etienne Desmet, Krie Heyse, Helene Knapen, Frank Liefooghe, Armand De Pauw, Julien Vandevelde and Kristien De Witte

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.