#36: We support production separately.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#34: We pay artists.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#4: Pay what you can.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#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.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#36: We support production separately.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#34: We pay artists.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#4: Pay what you can.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#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.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|
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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