#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#119: Be a space of production.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#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.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#119: Be a space of production.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#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.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#47: Artists need to be supported more than ever in the development of their practice due to the gaps that have been created in the field of fine art|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|
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09.12.2021 19:00

Open meeting

Pay what you can

Enagement Arts + KHG present:
An uncomfortable conversation about Art

Thursday 9 December 2021, 19.30 - 22.00 (doors: 19.00)
An Uncomfortable Conversation About Art


It is exactly two years ago that the initiative Our Correspondence was brought to Kunsthal Gent, with a public conversation following a protest action at S.M.A.K. A much-needed conversation with everyone present about sexism and transgressive behaviour in the art world and the responsibility of individuals and institutions involved.

Two years later, these discussions are still very relevant. The main question is: How do we deal with this? Do we bear collective responsibility for each other's behaviour and for our interactions as artists and cultural workers? Or do we separate the artist from his art? How should a museum, art school or venue deal with the relationship between ethics and aesthetics?

Engagement Arts invites Peter Aers to conduct a new conversation around these questions.

An uncomfortable conversation about art.
An evening in which everyone engages in conversation together.



This event is part of a series of events by Engagement Arts and Kunsthal Gent.
Other events in this series:
The Female Nude - Lecture by Petra Van Brabandt

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