#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#107: Build a community / scene.|#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.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#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.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#107: Build a community / scene.|#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.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#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.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|
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22.11.2018 00:00

Things come alive when there is friction

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Lunch Talk:
Alex Misick (CCA Glasgow)

Alex Misick (CCA Glasgow) on collaboration with the wider arts community through CCA’s "open source programme". With a response by performance artist Gordon Douglas, artist-in-residence at CCA Glasgow.

Kunsthal Gent wants to offer space for collaboration with many different partners. For inspiration we look at CCA Glasgow, the centre for contemporary art in Glasgow that developed a model of open source programming to facilitate collaboration with the broader arts field. Alex Misick, open source programme coordinator for CCA Glasgow, explains their method.

‘To make this policy work, two elements are vital. The first is co-ordination. As activities grew in the spaces, we created a role for someone to liaise and co-ordinate the multiple events across the building. The second vital element involves selection. Clearly such a policy could easily be taken advantage of or it could quickly become a kaleidoscope of random events. To prevent this, each event and every partner programme is considered internally and every new event must be proposed to CCA. (...) The benefits for everyone from this include a much greater feeling of ownership of the space by a wider spectrum of the arts community.' More info

Alex Misick works as Programme Coordinator at CCA Glasgow, overseeing the open-source partner programme that takes in excess of 1,000 events per year, alongside CCA's Creative Lab residency programme.

Gordon Douglas is a performance artist based in Glasgow. He is currently working with CCA Glasgow on a performative audit of their open-source policy, and a series of events titled 'An Opposites Programme' (2018-19) that intend to ‘make live’ this feedback.