(Eng) Gespreksgenoot / Sobesednik Foundation’ for Art Projects

An initiative of Hanneke de Munck and Sietse H.Bakker 

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The name ‘Gespreksgenoot’ is taken from Osip Mandelstam’s essay of the same name ‘Sobesednik’:

"Nothing is more frightening for a man than another man who is totally unconcerned with him."


A sentence from Osip Mandelstam’s essay ‘Sobesednik’ (Conversation Partner), published in 1913 in Russia.
 A Dutch anthology - ‘Wie een Hoefijzer vindt‘ (Who finds a Horseshoe) – published in 1981 by Van Oorschot,
includes the translation of this sentence made by Kees Verheul.