#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#91: Embrace doubt.|#111: Do it together.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#28: Make Contracts.|#36: We support production separately.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#61: No all male install teams.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#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.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#91: Embrace doubt.|#111: Do it together.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#28: Make Contracts.|#36: We support production separately.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#61: No all male install teams.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#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.|
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Olivier Goethals (BE)

For the opening of Kunsthal Gent, artist and architect Olivier Goethals presents an impressive spatial intervention that functions as a new platform within the existing building. As structural furniture, it accommodates the space for new use. This intervention also shifts the public entrance from Lange Steenstraat to Vrouwebroersstraat. The new entrance offers an inviting view of the monumental hall church.

KHG 01 is the first of a series of interventions in dialogue with the artistic programme. The monumental building will gradually change into its new shape as 'a city of contemporary art', in which different identities come together and respond to each other. The interventions of Olivier Goethals form the spatial support for these changes.

Olivier Goethals (1980, based in Ghent) studied Architecture and Urban Development. He is working simultaneously as architect and artist. In his wide practice he researches the connection between physical space and consciousness. Olivier made spatial interventions and artistic installations for venues such as: Z33 Hasselt, CIAP Hasselt, Extra City Antwerp, Gallery Marion De Cannière Antwerp, Be-Part Waregem, NUCLEO Ghent, LUCA Ghent, ... Previously he worked as a freelance senior architect for De Vylder Vinck Taillieu for eight years. Since 2010, he is teaching at the KU Leuven Architecture Department. He was a guest teacher at RU Ghent faculty of Architecture, LUCA School of Arts Experimental Studio and ETH Zurich faculty of Architecture, among other institutes. Olivier is in charge of the design and implementation of all spatial interventions for art collective 019.

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Olivier Goethals, Spatial Intervention KHG01, 2019, photo © Michiel De Cleene Olivier Goethals, Spatial Intervention KHG01, 2019, photo © Michiel De Cleene
Olivier Goethals, Spatial Intervention KHG01, 2019, photo © Michiel De Cleene Olivier Goethals, Spatial Intervention KHG01, 2019, photo © Michiel De Cleene