#40: Follow the artist|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#4: Pay what you can.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#36: We support production separately.|#34: We pay artists.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#119: Be a space of production.|#28: Make Contracts.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#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|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#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.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#111: Do it together.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#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.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#61: No all male install teams.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#40: Follow the artist|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#4: Pay what you can.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#36: We support production separately.|#34: We pay artists.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#119: Be a space of production.|#28: Make Contracts.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#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|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#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.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#111: Do it together.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#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.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#61: No all male install teams.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|
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24.04—12.06.2021 20:30

Concept: Tine Guns, Inge Ketelers & Isolde Vanhee

Pay what you can

A collaboration between LUCA School of Arts, Kunsthal Gent & Art Cinema OFFoff:
Bioscopic Books

Bioscopic Books

Films have often gazed at books, but books have been staring right back at them. The ‘Bioscopic Books' exhibition brings together artist's books from past and present that relate implicitly or explicitly to the medium of film. It is no coincidence that the artist's book emancipated itself as an autonomous art object shortly after the emergence of cinema. Whereas painting and photography envied film for its moving images and narrative power, the artist’s book fully embraced its cinematic potential, experimenting with new possibilities to generate form and meaning sequentially, not only in words, but also and especially through images. In turn, filmmakers discovered that various combinations of images and complex camera movements are possible on and between the pages of a book.

In Kunsthal Gent, over 60 books are exhibited that have been carefully selected by several experts on photobooks and artist’s books. Moreover, three new artist’s books have been created especially for the exhibition by Tine Guns, Sophie Nys and Nicolas Provost. Three films by these same artists are shown in the film space to wrap up the dialogue between

Opening exhibition & book presentations:

24 April, 20:00

Tine Guns: Talk with Inge Ketelers
Sophie Nys: Talk with Peter de Voogd & Sophie Nys
Nicolas Provost: Talk with Isolde Vanhee

Bioscopic Books is a collaboration between LUCA School of Arts, Kunsthal Gent & Art Cinema OFFoff.
Concept: Tine Guns, Inge Ketelers & Isolde Vanhee

Location: Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent.
Opening Hours: Weekends 11:00—18:00