#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#111: Do it together.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#36: We support production separately.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#34: We pay artists.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#111: Do it together.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#36: We support production separately.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#34: We pay artists.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|
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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.