#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#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.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#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|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#91: Embrace doubt.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#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.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#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|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#91: Embrace doubt.|
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10.12.2021 14:00

Reading room and discussion

Pay what you can

Jubilee + SOTA present:
Preserving art and heritage: a question of ownership?

Preserving art and heritage: a question of ownership?

Friday 10th of december, 14.00 - 17.00
Jubilee en State of the Arts (SOTA) present:
Preserving art and heritage: a question of ownership?

Reading room and discussion proposed by Jubilee within the framework of the Fair Arts Almanac session for State of the Arts (SOTA).

This session has two main topics:

  • Reading room: Boris Groys, Art in the age of biopolitics, from artwork to art documentation, 2008
  • Collective reflection and writing: ‘How shall we preserve contemporary art practices?’

This gathering takes place at Kunsthal Gent, parallel to the project GHENT: HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER by Grace Ndiritu in collaboration with Jubilee. It is no coincidence we propose to meet here as the Carmelite monastry embodies the question of how we’ve been dealing with questions of heritage preservation and property up until today.

Participants can also sign up for the public evening debate: Commoning, Property Law and Indigenous Land Rights in the Belgian Context, the fifth and final event in the context of GHENT: HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER.

Image: Grace Ndiritu

SOTA and the Fair Arts Almanac sessions 2022

State Of The Arts (SOTA) is an open platform reimagining the art world today. SOTA believes the transition of an art world towards a fairer one can also serve as a catalyst for genuine change in society at large.

Since 2014 SOTA has discussed Fair Practice in the Arts along five different axes: solidarity, diversity, transparency, ecology and ‘relationality’ (trust). It is clear that these different aspects of fairness are deeply intertwined. Fairness deserves a constant, situated and societal debate. That is why SOTA developed the Fair Arts Almanac as a common tool at the heart of its activities.

The almanac 2022 will be created during a series of preparatory events. Throughout 2021, these events will take place on a monthly basis, always at different locations, about different topics and prepared by different groups – and are open to questions that live among practitioners these days, taking the sensibilities of the various seasons into account.


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