Godart Bakkers
Letter from René Heyvaert to Anne-Marie Jacobs, 16.02.1975

12.12.22  –  18.12.22

In 1973 Anne-Marie Jacobs moved to Ghent to study painting. In Ghent she meets René Heyvaert, an artist she’s immediately intrigued by. The 45 year old Heyvaert isn’t only intrigued, he falls desperately in love with the 21 year old art-student. In the two letters presented in KIOSK, Heyvaert shares his intimate feelings for ‘his' Annemie and discusses moving to Scheldewindeke, to become her neighbor. In ’75 Heyvaert moved to this small village and will live there till his death, ten years later.

Thanks to: Anne-Marie Jacobs, Koen Brams, Wouter De Vleeschouwer, Simon Delobel, Gwendolyn Lootens, Gawan Fagard

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.

KIOSK Het Brievenproject Heyvaert Jacobs 1
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Heyvaert Jacobs 2 DEF
KIOSK Het Brievenproject Heyvaert Jacobs 3