#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#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.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#4: Pay what you can.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#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.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#4: Pay what you can.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#54: What about disabled artists?|
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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