#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#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.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#26: More artists, less borders.|#4: Pay what you can.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#34: We pay artists.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#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.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#26: More artists, less borders.|#4: Pay what you can.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#34: We pay artists.|
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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