17.06—01.07.20 – 00:00


Zomersalon 2020 'BUY LOCAL'

register until July 1

Zomersalon2020 buylocal

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: