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Kunsthal Gent wants to experiment with new ways of dealing with works of art and artists, and in the autumn of 2018 we started a conversation with the American designer and curator Prem Krishnamurthy, among others, for this purpose. His radical proposal to make all exhibitions permanent will be tested for feasibility at Kunsthal Gent.

In the programme line Endless Exhibition, curators and artists are invited to develop a contribution to an exhibition that has no end date. New additions always put pressure on the existing situation. The discussion about how the new work relates to the existing work is therefore always a conversation with all the artists involved. This approach questions the autonomy and 'untouchability' of individual, finished artworks.

In Krishnamurthy's own words from a 1999 note: "[Principle] 5: Return of the project - the project should never be finished - it should always invite additions, reconsiderations, re-contextualisation."


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