#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#56: Take a lunch break.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#28: Make Contracts.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#61: No all male install teams.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#56: Take a lunch break.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#28: Make Contracts.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#61: No all male install teams.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|
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The user’s manual for Kunsthal Gent 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. It is made for the users (this includes the public) as well as for the staff and the artists. This manual consists of quotes, gathered from our mission statement, personal notes and team meetings, and quotes from the speakers that were invited in Kunsthal Gent’s 2018 fall programme.

User's Manual: Draft #1