#4: Pay what you can.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#107: Build a community / scene.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#61: No all male install teams.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#4: Pay what you can.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#107: Build a community / scene.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#61: No all male install teams.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|
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This is draft #1.2 of the user’s manual for Kunsthal Gent.

It explains what the organisation is made of, how it is set up, whom it is for, how it can be used and what it can offer. This document is made for the users (this includes the public) as well as the staff and the artists. As would be the case for operating a machine or learning a subject, the manual may be necessary for getting the full use out of Kunsthal Gent.

Content in this manual was gathered from User’s Manual draft #1, personal notes, team and board meetings, interviews, artist talks, publications and specific artist contributions.

User's Manual: Draft #1