#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#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.|#34: We pay artists.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#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.|#34: We pay artists.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#91: Embrace doubt.|
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05—07.11.2021 17:00

Bookfair and artist talks

Pay what you can

9000 Boeken presenteert:
9000 BOEKEN - MER. Massive Relaunch & Raffle 2.0

Kunsthal Gent opens its doors for a two-day book exhibition and sale. MER. organizes a dazzling relaunch of its impressive collection of art books and will exhibit over 400 copies in the exhibition hall. This event is a seamless follow-up to the ‘MER. Massive Relaunch & Raffle’ of 2018 where all books ever published by MER. were exhibited and sold. In 2021, we will again showcase the complete MER. archive.

At the book fair you can place an order at Kunsthal Gent. A couple of days later you'll have your book at home.

Programme and artist talks
  • Friday 5/11 17.00-20.00 Opening
  • Saturday 6/11 15.00 Harold Fallon in conversations with Raamwerk and Aslı Çiçek about In Practice reeks
  • Sunday 7/11 11.30 Hilde Van Canneyt in conversations with Marie Cloquet
MER.

MER. was founded in 2005 under the name MER. Paper Kunsthalle by publisher and graphic designer Luc Derycke. Since its inception, MER. serves as a platform to explore and expand the possibilities of the book as an exhibition space. In contrast to classical art catalogues, which are often seen as rather dogmatical and academical objects that aim to classify or remember, MER. tries – as a ‘paper kunsthalle’ – to approach books as independent and sincere spaces to exhibit art. In doing so, MER. continues a tradition that thrives among artists since Dada. Over the years, MER. has produced and curated over 400 books in collaboration with both well-known and less established names in the world of arts and architecture. Additionally, the experimental record label AudioMER was founded in 2008 and several exhibitions have been curated under the name MER. Station, in which the position of the book as a work of art in the public space or exhibition hall was investigated. At the end of 2018, MER. was incorporated in the publishing house Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, where it continues its activities as an art imprint.

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