#56: Take a lunch break.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#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.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#61: No all male install teams.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#28: Make Contracts.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#4: Pay what you can.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#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.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#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.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#62: Be kind. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#61: No all male install teams.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#28: Make Contracts.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#4: Pay what you can.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#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.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|
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Opening: 02.07.2021 – 20:00

02.07—29.08.2021

Exhibition

ZOMERSALON 2021:
BUY LOCAL #2

Kunsthal Gent presents a second edition of its Summer Salon, after a successful premiere with 590 Ghent artists in 2020.

In July and August 2021, BUY LOCAL#2 brings together the work of 742 Ghent artists, both in Kunsthal Gent and online. Support an artist and buy a work at this major exhibition with a cross-section of Ghent's visual arts scene. Once again, the entire proceeds will go to the artists.

In addition to two-dimensional work, this year you can also see and buy sculptures and installations, performance, audio and video work.


From 2 July to 29 August 2021

  • Opening: Friday 2 July, from 20.00 onwards

  • Opening hours in July: every Saturday and Sunday, 11.00 - 18.00

  • Opening hours in August: every Thursday to Sunday, 11.00 - 18.00

  • Partners and artists present a special events and performance programme - more info here!


In collaboration with: Gents kunstenoverleg GKO, Art Cinema OFFoff, Art Ghent, Art Shizzle, Barbe Urbain, Bebe Books, Berserk, Artlead Offline / Billboard Series, BLANCO, BOEKS, BROEI, BruthausGallery, Campo, Cecilia Jaime Gallery, Convent, Copyright Bookshop, Croxhapox, Cultuurdienst Gent, Curatorial Studies at KASK School of Arts, David vzw, De Carré / S.H.O.T.S., De Centrale, De Curieuze Collectie, De Koer, Dekenij Patershol, Design museum Gent, Drongenhofkapel Emergent, Engagement Gent, Experimental Intermedia, Fotoshop Gent, Galerie Pont & Plas, Gouvernement, Greentrack Gent, Het Balanseer, HISK, In de Ruimte, Galerie Jan Dhaese, KIOSK, KASK / School of Arts Ghent, KASK / School of Arts Ghent communicatie, KLAP/vzw Ensemble, Kristof De Clercq Gallery, Kunst Aan Zet, Kunst in Huis, Kunsthal Gent, Les Voizines/ Zine Happening, LUCA School of Arts Gent, LYSTERINCK, Manoeuvre, Masala, mentormentor, Museum Dr. Guislain, Nein Arts, De Ontsteking / NADAR, NUCLEO, Smoke & Dust / 019, PILOOT public art platform, Publiek Park (Grenswerk), Post X, Posture Editions, P/ROPS, Re-Mains, Roger Raveelmuseum, Rufus Galerie, S.M.A.K., St. Anoiniuskerk / CC Meulestede, Subbacultcha, Tatjana Pieters, V.O.E.M. vzw, Voo?uit, Wijk 8, Yart , Zebrastraat.


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ZOMERSALON 2021:
BUY LOCAL #2

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