#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#40: Follow the artist|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#111: Do it together.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#119: Be a space of production.|#4: Pay what you can.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#40: Follow the artist|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#111: Do it together.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#119: Be a space of production.|#4: Pay what you can.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|
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Croxhapox (BE)

'Schuivende Grond'

The development programme of Kunsthal Gent supports 6 artists, collectives or small organisations per year in their artistic development. The first participant is croxhapox (1990), a contemporary experimental art centre in Ghent. Since 2018 croxhapox is being reinvented by a new artistic team consisting of 5 artists (Ann De Keersmaecker, Samira El Khadraoui, Stijn Van Dorpe, Maarten Van Luchene en Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert). Since then, collaborations with other organisations and presentations outside the art space became the core of their programme.

During their residency period at Kunsthal Gent, the new artistic team of croxhapox explored the parameters of their future approach. The presentations during the opening weekend can be seen as representations for how croxhapox, as a nomadic artists’ initiative, seeks to investigate new spaces and means of presentation in the future. During the opening weekend, croxhapox will be present on the first floor of the wooden structure in Kunsthal Gent via documents and traces. The complete programme of activities by croxhapox during the opening weekend can also be found there.

Croxhapox (photo Michiel De Cleene)

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