#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#4: Pay what you can.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#119: Be a space of production.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#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.|#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.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#4: Pay what you can.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#119: Be a space of production.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#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.|#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.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|
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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