#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#111: Do it together.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#119: Be a space of production.|#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.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#36: We support production separately.|#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|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#34: We pay artists.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#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.|#40: Follow the artist|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#4: Pay what you can.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#28: Make Contracts.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#61: No all male install teams.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#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.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#111: Do it together.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#119: Be a space of production.|#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.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#36: We support production separately.|#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|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#34: We pay artists.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#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.|#40: Follow the artist|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#4: Pay what you can.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#28: Make Contracts.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#61: No all male install teams.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#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.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|
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Opening: 17.07.2020 – 20:00

17.07—30.08.20

Exhibition

zomersalon 2020:
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587 PARTICIPANTS IN ZOMERSALON 2020

In June, together with De Gentse Cultuurzomer and more than 50 cultural partners, Kunsthal Gent launched a call to take part in the first Summer Salon. There was a massive response 587 candidates also met the conditions. Those who live in Ghent and/or have a studio, followed an art study there or were able to present a clear artistic link with the city, could submit a recent work within set dimensions.

Ghent clearly has fertile ground for visual art. International art festivals and major exhibitions in the city's museums have put Ghent on the map since the 1980s. With various art schools, galleries and small organisations, the city also holds a strong attraction for young artists at the beginning of their careers. And in addition to this professional field, the large number of entries show that many others are involved with art.

The Summer Salon 2020 offers the opportunity to see this vast cross-section all its diversity. Paintings, prints, sculptures, photography and textile works, as well as a happening and offered services all together make up a well-filled exhibition in the style of the former Paris Salons. Moreover, all the work is for sale!


BUY LOCAL: SUPPORT AN ARTIST, BUY AN ARTWORK


Zomersalon 2020 offers the unique opportunity to support an artist directly by buying a work. For many artists, the corona crisis meant postponement and cancellation of exhibitions, and thus the loss of much-needed income.

Therefore, the entire exhibition is for sale. You will find works ranging from 55 to 11,200 euros, from very small up to a maximum of 1.5 x 1.5 m. Kunsthal Gent puts interested buyers in direct contact with the artist.


ALSO ONLINE ON DE GENTSE CULTUURZOMER

On 17 July, in collaboration with Croxhapox and Kunsthal Gent, De Gentse Cultuurzomer (Ghent Summer of Culture) will launch an online platform on which all the works from the Summer Salon can be found. Anyone interested will also be able to buy an artwork from the Summer Salon here.


The Summer Salon is a nod to the former 'Kunstsalon' during the Gentse Feesten: a competition for artists from Ghent that took place every two years from 1995 to 2011 in the Sint Pietersabdij (Saint Peter's Abbey), organised by the City of Ghent.


These partners are supporting Zomersalon 2020:

019, Art Cinema OFFoff, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Bebe Books, BLANCO, BOEKS, Campo, Cecilia Jaime Gallery, Convent, Cultuur Gent, Curatorial Studies at KASK, Croxhapox, Cultuurloket, De Curieuze Collectie, Dekenij Patershol, David vzw, De Centrale, De Gentse Cultuurzomer, De Koer, Emergent, Engagement Gent, Experimental Intermedia, Tatjana Pieters, Gents Kunstenoverleg, Gouvernement, Het Balanseer, HISK, In De Ruimte, KASK & Conservatorium / HOGENT, KIOSK, Kolder, Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Kunst in Huis, Les Voizines, LUCA School of Arts - Campus Gent, Lysterinck, Manoeuvre, mentormentor, Museum Dr. Guislain, NADAR, Nein, NOGallery, NUCLEO, P/ROPS, PostX, Posture Editions, Re-Mains, Roger Raveel Museum, Rufus Gallery, S.M.A.K., Stad Gent, Subbacultcha, Twee-eiige Drieling, VOEM, Vooruit, Yart, Zebrastraat, ...

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