#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#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.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#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|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#4: Pay what you can.|#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.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#61: No all male install teams.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#28: Make Contracts.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#119: Be a space of production.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#111: Do it together.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#40: Follow the artist|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#34: We pay artists.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#36: We support production separately.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#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.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#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|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#4: Pay what you can.|#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.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#61: No all male install teams.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#28: Make Contracts.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#119: Be a space of production.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#111: Do it together.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#40: Follow the artist|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#34: We pay artists.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#36: We support production separately.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|
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19.03.2021 20:00

book presentation

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Kunsthal Gent presenteert:
Manual 2.0

A new edition of Kunsthal Gent' Manual

Kunsthal Gent's second manual explains afresh what the organization consists of, how it was founded, for whom it is intended, how it can be used and what it can offer.

The booklet is intended for the public as well as for the employees and artists involved. It consists of quotes from the vision text of Kunsthal Gent, personal notes and team meetings, and quotes from speakers invited within the fall program of 2018. This a new edition of the manual is supplemented with new quotes and texts resulting from the first two years of the existence of Kunsthal Gent. With a reflection on the specific character of the Endless Exhibition and a focus on a "code of conduct".