#4: Pay what you can.|#36: We support production separately.|#119: Be a space of production.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#34: We pay artists.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#111: Do it together.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#61: No all male install teams.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#40: Follow the artist|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#28: Make Contracts.|#120: The new type of art institute cannot merely be an art museum as it has been until now, but no museum at all. The new type will be more like a power station, a producer of new energy.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#5: Kunsthal Gent is a city where different identities collide in an ongoing exhibition without end date. New exhibitions are always a new layer in this ongoing story.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#4: Pay what you can.|#36: We support production separately.|#119: Be a space of production.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#34: We pay artists.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#111: Do it together.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#61: No all male install teams.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#40: Follow the artist|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#28: Make Contracts.|#120: The new type of art institute cannot merely be an art museum as it has been until now, but no museum at all. The new type will be more like a power station, a producer of new energy.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#5: Kunsthal Gent is a city where different identities collide in an ongoing exhibition without end date. New exhibitions are always a new layer in this ongoing story.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|
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27.01.2020 19:00

Pay what you can

Engagement Gent:
meeting 27 januari

Engagement Gent meeting 27 January

Location: Kunsthal Gent
19:00h

Following the latest actions in Gent and the public conversation about the protest action #smakistestil, we would like to continue talking about tools for change in art institutions and education. If you would like to get involved in Engagement Gent or have other concerns you would like to share, feel welcome to join us or reach out on contact@engagementarts.be

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