#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#34: We pay artists.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#61: No all male install teams.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#124: Do less, do it better.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#111: Do it together.|#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.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#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.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#119: Be a space of production.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#4: Pay what you can.|#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|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#28: Make Contracts.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#36: We support production separately.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#40: Follow the artist|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#34: We pay artists.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#61: No all male install teams.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#124: Do less, do it better.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#111: Do it together.|#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.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#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.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#119: Be a space of production.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#4: Pay what you can.|#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|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#28: Make Contracts.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#36: We support production separately.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#40: Follow the artist|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|
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JA JA JA NEE NEE NEE

1 FEB - 8 MAY 2020 (POSTPONED!)

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee
is an online radio collective and podcast from Amsterdam. The collective makes live radio with artists, on their own initiative and through cultural institutions. Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee is also an online space for sound art and sonic material arising from artistic research, installations and performances. The broadcasts offer an intimate space for reflections on artistic practices and communities.

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee was founded in 2015 by Orpheu de Jong, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping, and consists of a team of editors including Femke Dekker, Reinier Klok, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping, with Monty Mouw as regular producer. More than 130 broadcasts can be listened to in the archive at www.jajajaneeneenee.com. Since 2018 there is also a podcast, hosted by Arif and Radna, with highlights from the archive and new sound contributions by artists in the form of 'voice messages'.

During the working period at Kunsthal Gent the mobile radio studio of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee will move from Amsterdam to Kunsthal. The collective will use the period to get to know the artistic community of Ghent, but also to further develop its own voice and platform. Makers of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee will not be active as a 'neutral host', but will rather enter into a dialogue with both the space and artists around Kunsthal Gent, during a series of informal radio broadcasts. These broadcasts have the character of late night radio shows: intimate, somewhat mysterious and not visible, but audible - at times when Kunsthal is closed to the regular audience.

The period will be concluded with a series of sound interventions at various locations in Kunsthal Gent on the evening of Friday 8 May, when everybody is welcome.

Public moments

Friday 13 March, 20.00 - 21.30
Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee - Radio as curating (postponed - listen here to Radna Rumping's recording)
Radna Rumping - I would drape it (Cut Version) - Lecture-performanceArif Kornweitz - Speaker, Broker, Stringer - Lecture-performance

Various dates (tba): Nightlife, live late night radio broadcasts on www.jajajaneeneenee.comby Femke Dekker, Reinier Klok, Arif Kornweitz and Radna Rumping.

Friday 8 May, 20:00 (postponed - new date tba)Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee take over, various locations in Kunsthal Gent (details will follow)

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