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If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#34: We pay artists.|#36: We support production separately.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#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.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#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|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#28: Make Contracts.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#54: What about disabled artists?|#26: More artists, less borders.|#40: Follow the artist|#61: No all male install teams.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#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.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#119: Be a space of production.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|
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13.11.2020 20:00

Online screening / intro by Silvia Federici, in conversation with Jesse Jones

Pay what you can

Syllabus Reading Group #5:
screening of Nightcleaners (1975)

Friday 13 November, 20:00
Syllabus Reading Group #5

Nightcleaners (1975)


Online film screening, with an introduction by Silvia Federici and Jesse Jones
In English
Hosted by Art Cinema OFFoff, Ghent University and Kunsthal Gent

During the week with Silvia Federici (26-29 October) it became clear how relevant the theme of the film Nightcleaners (1975, Berwick Street Collective) is for the current situation of many teleworkers, who have to combine their job with care work. Therefore, in this fifth edition of the Syllabus reading group we exceptionally do not read a text, but instead Art Cinema OFFoff makes an online screening of this film possible. In Nightcleaners we see cleaners with a job during the night and a dayshift in care tasks. These women, Irish migrants in the England of 1972, get only two hours of sleep per night.

The film is introduced by Silvia Federici in conversation with artist Jesse Jones.
More information about the film can be found here.

The Syllabus Reading Group is organized by Kunsthal Gent around the work 'Syllabus' by the Irish artist Jesse Jones: a monumental curtain with the arm of Silvia Federici, creating a space for (activist) gathering.

PRACTICAL
This event is free of charge and takes place online via ZOOM.
The film will be screened via the platform of distributor LUX.
After registration, the zoom link will be sent via e-mail.

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