#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#4: Pay what you can.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#34: We pay artists.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#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.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#36: We support production separately.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#61: No all male install teams.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#111: Do it together.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#54: What about disabled artists?|#119: Be a space of production.|#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|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#19: Have fun at 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.|#28: Make Contracts.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#40: Follow the artist|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#124: Do less, do it better.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#4: Pay what you can.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#34: We pay artists.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#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.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#36: We support production separately.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#61: No all male install teams.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#111: Do it together.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#54: What about disabled artists?|#119: Be a space of production.|#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|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#19: Have fun at 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.|#28: Make Contracts.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#40: Follow the artist|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#124: Do less, do it better.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|
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27.03.2021 11:00

in collaboration with KASK students

Pay what you can

STATE OF THE ARTS PRESENTS:
SOTA FAIR ARTS ALMANAC 2022

SOTA Fair Arts Almanac 2022

State Of The Arts (SOTA) is an open platform reimagining the art world today. We belief, the transition of an art world towards more fair practice can also serve as a catalyst for genuine change in society at large.

In 2019 SOTA published the first Fair Arts Almanac. The content of the book was generated during a week long summer camp in 2018 with about 70 contributors. The compilation of various articles in this first edition was deliberately open for debate and associative, with a lot of contradictions, loose ends and inconsistencies.

In 2021, SOTA will set out a series of daylong encounters, organized each last Saturday of the month on another location in Belgium and about a different topic - or question that lives within the art world these days. These issues are distributed over the calendar of the full year, taking the sensibilities of the various seasons into account.

DE-SCHOOL

March is the month of rage. How did the globalized art education ended up in such a standardization? Students and other actors ask for the right to decide themselves on their curriculum, some ask for other pedagogical models and others set up temporary schools.

Saturday, 27th of March, 11.00 – 18.00
location: Kunsthal Gent, Lange Steenstraat 14, 9000 Gent