Wouter De Vleeschouwer
Letter from Raoul De Keyser to Jan Hoet, 12.05.1982
23.10 – 06.11
"The particular installation, due to its weight and peculiar size, on the main wall of our living room and the life the thing has come to lead with us, make us decide not to make it available": in these striking terms, artist Raoul De Keyser (1930-2012) informs curator Jan Hoet (1936-2014) in a letter on May 12, 1982, that he does not wish to lend a painting (d.d. 1978) by Eugène Leroy (1910-2000) for a survey of works by the French painter that will be on display at the Ghent Museum of Contemporary Art from late June onwards...
Thanks to: Piet Dekeyser, Hilde D’haeyere, Steven Jacobs, Hendrik Defoort en Frank Vanlangenhove (Universiteitsbibliotheek, Gent), Véronique Van Bever en Jeroen Staes (S.M.A.K., Gent), Koen Brams, Marie-Ange Dutartre-Leroy, Schauni Camuendo Arias 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.