#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#40: Follow the artist|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#111: Do it together.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#40: Follow the artist|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#111: Do it together.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|
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Elke Van Kerckvoorde

Elke Van Kerckvoorde (Ghent 1992) studied at Luca School of Arts in Ghent (Master Visual Arts 2014)

Within the development programme of Kunsthal Gent, she is working on a project on the boundary between visual art, graphic design and crafts, in collaboration with stained glass studio Mestdagh and several artists and designers. The founder of the studio, Albert Mestdagh, learned the trade the Patershol, around the corner from the abbey where Kunsthal Ghent is situated. In 1947 he started his own studio, that after several generations recently moved to Merelbeke and is now run by his granddaughter Katrien Mestdagh.

Van Kerckvoorde, initially a painter, uses a variety of graphic techniques in her work. She pushes the graphic craft away from its original definition, diffusing the boundary between visual art and craft.

Work period in the Development Programme: October - December 2019
Q&A with Elke van Kerckvoorde: Friday 25 October, 20:00

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