#54: What about disabled artists?|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#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.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#61: No all male install teams.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#34: We pay artists.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#4: Pay what you can.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#119: Be a space of production.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#28: Make Contracts.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#26: More artists, less borders.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#36: We support production separately.|#40: Follow the artist|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#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.|#111: Do it together.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#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|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#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.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#61: No all male install teams.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#34: We pay artists.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#4: Pay what you can.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#119: Be a space of production.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#28: Make Contracts.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#26: More artists, less borders.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#36: We support production separately.|#40: Follow the artist|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#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.|#111: Do it together.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#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|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|
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17.06—01.07.20

Event

OPEN CALL:
ZOMERSALON 2020: BUY LOCAL

ZOMERSALON 2020 'BUY LOCAL'
Open call for Ghent-based artists: register until 1 July

- Your work included in an exhibition focusing on the sale of visual art from Ghent
- From 17 July to 30 August 2020 at Kunsthal Gent and online at De Gentse Cultuurzomer.
- Proceeds from the sale are for the artist
- Open call: register via this link until 1 July.


Support for Ghent’s visual artists

Many artists are struggling because of the corona crisis. Postponement and cancellation of exhibitions and commissions means that artists are missing out on income on a large scale. Together with many cultural organisations in Ghent, Kunsthal Gent therefore wants to reach the general public with the message: buy local art.

To reinforce this message, this summer we will gather the work of visual artists from the flourishing Ghent art scene in Zomersalon 2020 'Buy Local'. The exhibition not only provides an opportunity for the public to discover Ghent-based artists, but also encourages them to support you directly by buying work. All works are included in a comprehensive catalogue.

Parallel to the exhibition at Kunsthal Gent, De Gentse Cultuurzomer (Ghent Summer of Culture, an initiative of the Gents Kunstenoverleg, a collaborative platform of cultural organisations in Ghent) is launching an online platform on which all the works from the Summer Salon can be found (in collaboration wit croxhapox). This will also enable potential buyers to buy a work of art from the Summer Salon online.

The exhibition will be on show and for sale at Kunsthal Gent from 17 July, the beginning of De Gentse Cultuurzomer, until 30 August.

The entire exhibition is for sale

Every work in the Summer Salon is for sale. The sale takes place between the buyer and the artist (or the gallery that represents the artist), without the intervention of Kunsthal Gent. In this way, as much of the proceeds as possible goes to the artist.

Call for artists: register until 1 July

Artists who live or work in Ghent, or whose practice is clearly linked to the city can submit a work for the Summer Salon. Register here and provide information about your work, your artistic practice and your contact details. If you plan to submit a work, first read the conditions and the regulations.

You choose a recent work from your practice to be added to the exhibition and you determine the selling price yourself. In cooperation with Cultuurloket and NUCLEO, Kunsthal Gent is organising a webinar on the pricing of art works on Thursday 25 June. More info and registration for the webinar via Cultuurloket.

How is my work being installed? How is the sale taking place?

These and other questions are dealt with in the regulations. Please note! By submitting a registration form, you accept the conditions of the regulations. Any questions after reading the regulations? Contact us at zomersalon@kunsthal.gent

These partners help to make Zomersalon 2020 a success:

019, Art Cinema OFFoff, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Bebe Books, BLANCO, BOEKS, Campo, Cecilia Jaime Gallery, Convent, Cultuur Gent, Curatorial Studies at KASK, Croxhapox, Cultuurloket, De Curieuze Collectie, Dekenij Patershol, David vzw, De Centrale, De Gentse Cultuurzomer, De Koer, Emergent, Engagement Gent, Experimental Intermedia, Tatjana Pieters, Gents Kunstenoverleg, Gouvernement, Het Balanseer, HISK, In De Ruimte, KASK & Conservatorium / HOGENT, KIOSK, Kolder, Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Kunst in Huis, Les Voizines, LUCA School of Arts - Campus Gent, Lysterinck, Manoeuvre, mentormentor, Museum Dr. Guislain, NADAR, Nein, NOGallery, NUCLEO, P/ROPS, PostX, Posture Editions, Re-Mains, Roger Raveel Museum, Rufus Gallery, S.M.A.K., Stad Gent, Subbacultcha, VOEM, Vooruit, Yart, Zebrastraat, ...

With the support of:

Zomersalon2020 buylocal

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