#35: The artist fee should be good.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#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.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#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|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#36: We support production separately.|#40: Follow the artist|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#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.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#4: Pay what you can.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#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.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#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|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#36: We support production separately.|#40: Follow the artist|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#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.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#4: Pay what you can.|
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28.04.2022 19:00

Online, with Jesse Jones & Barbara Mahlknecht

Pay what you can

Syllabus Reading Group #9: Care Networks

Syllabus Reading Group #9
Thursday 28 April 19.00 - 20.30 Brussels time

In this edition of the reading group we discuss experiments with care networks. We read excerpts from "A Politics of network-families? Precarity, crisis and careful experimentations" by Manuela Zechner, from the Nanopolitics Handbook (2013).

Hosts: Barbara Mahlknecht, Sarah O'Rourke, Jesse Jones

In English, online

Since 2020, 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.

This season is organized in collaboration with Jesse Jones and feminist researcher Barbara Mahlknecht, around the theme of care - from care work to institutional intimacies. How do we create a culture of care in our everyday encounters and social reproductions?

We gather online, once a month on Thursday nights, from February 24 onwards. We will read and discuss a new text every month. By the end of each meeting we suggest several texts and decide together what we will read next time. You can also just join and listen in. Welcome!

SUMMER 2022
The Syllabus reading groups lead up to a live Syllabus Summer School Retreat, to take place in Kunsthal Gent in July 2022. This live Summer school aims to ask the question: How do we return to a space of shared cultural community after two years of lockdown?

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- Excerpt of SYLLABUS workshop with Silvia Federici, “On Joyful Militancy
- Previous Syllabus Reading groups and activities

DATA SYLLABUS 2022

ONLINE
Syllabus Reading Group #7, Thursday 24 Feb 19.00 - 21.00
Syllabus Reading Group #8, Thursday 31 March 19.00 - 20.30
Syllabus Reading Group #9, Thursday 28 April 19.00 - 20.30
Syllabus Reading Group #10, Thursday 19 May 19.00 - 20.30
Syllabus Reading Group #11, Thursday 23 June 19.00 - 20.30

LIVE
Syllabus Retreat 4 - 24 July
Syllabus Summer School 21 - 24 July

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