#94: No objections? Just do it.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#119: Be a space of production.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#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.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#111: Do it together.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#34: We pay artists.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#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.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#119: Be a space of production.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#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.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#111: Do it together.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#34: We pay artists.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#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.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|
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Apparatus 22 (RO/BE)

About Apparatus 22

Apparatus 22 is a transdisciplinary art collective founded in January 2011 by current members Erika Olea, Maria Farcas, Dragos Olea together with Ioana Nemes (1979 - 2011) in Bucharest, Romania. Since 2015 they are working between Bucharest and Brussels.

They see themselves as a collective of dreamers, researchers, poetic activists and (failed) futurologists interested in exploring the intricate relationships between economy, politics, gender studies, social movements, religion and fashion in order to understand contemporary society. An important topic of research and reflection in the practice of Apparatus 22 is SUPRAINFINIT universe: a world-making attempt to use hope critically in navigating present and future.

In their very diverse works - installations, performances, text based-shapes, reality is mixed with fiction and storytelling and all merge with a critical approach drawing knowledge & experience from design, sociology, literature and economics.

The work of Apparatus 22 was presented in exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia 2013, MUMOK, Vienna (AT), BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BE), Museion, Bolzano (IT), Kunsthalle Wien (AT), Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (BE), Brukenthal Museum Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu (RO), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), Bucharest (RO), KunstMuseum Linz (AT), La Triennale di Milano (IT), Loft - Servais Family Collection, Brussels (BE), TRAFO Gallery, Budapest (HU), Futura, Prague (CZ), Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (PL), Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (RO), Onomatopee Eindhoven (NL), TIME MACHINE BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, D-0 ARK UNDERGROUND, Konji (BIH), Osage Foundation (Hong Kong), Progetto Diogene, Turin (IT), Closer Art Centre, Kiev (UA), CIAP, Hasselt (BE), Barriera, Turin (IT), Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest (RO), GALLLERIAPIÙ, Bologna (IT);

Performances and interventions at MAK, Vienna (AT), Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT), Stedelijk Museum with De Appel CP Amsterdam, (NL), Yarat Academy, Baku (AZ), Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Drodesera Festival, Dro (IT), Villa Empain, Brussels (BE), SMAK Gent, (BE), …

Apparatus 22 also works beyond institutions via performances in public spaces, interventions in private spaces and other hybrid forms.

Performance: The Elastic Test

Apparatus 22 Takes Over Kunsthal Gent

Apparatus 22 Artist Talk

Apparatus 22: The Continuum Broadcast

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