#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#40: Follow the artist|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#34: We pay artists.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#54: What about disabled artists?|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#4: Pay what you can.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#40: Follow the artist|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#34: We pay artists.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#54: What about disabled artists?|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#4: Pay what you can.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|
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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