Wouter De Vleeschouwer
Letter from William Graatsma to Amédée Cortier, 31.01.1971

25.09  –  01.10

On January 31, 1971, Dutch architect and designer William Graatsma sends a letter to Amédée Cortier, in which he mentions a remarkable offer that the Ghent painter made him a few days ago in Ghent. Cortier wishes to create a painting in a 70 x 70 cm format, a basic size of the cubic constructions applied by the C.C.C. (Centre for Cubic Constructions), which was founded by Graatsma and his colleague Jan Slothouber in 1967...

Thanks to: San Graatsma, Peter Graatsma, Jenny Van Driessche, Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent, Koen Brams 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.

KIOSK Het Brievenproject Graatsma aan Cortier 1971 01 31 BR