#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#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.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#40: Follow the artist|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#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|#36: We support production separately.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#28: Make Contracts.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#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.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#40: Follow the artist|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#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|#36: We support production separately.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#28: Make Contracts.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#91: Embrace doubt.|
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Opening: 25.01.2019 – 17:00

25.01—∞

Exhibition

Olivier Goethals:
Spatial intervention KHG01 & KHG02

"Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site" is one of the quotes in the Manual of Kunsthal Gent. In dialogue with Kunsthal Gent's artistic programme, Ghent based artist and architect Olivier Goethals creates a series of spatial interventions that function as new platforms within the existing building. The interventions allow for a multifaceted use of the space.

Spatial Intervention KHG01, a monumental 3-storey wooden construction that creates new working and exhibition spaces, also shifts the public entrance from Lange Steenstraat to Vrouwebroersstraat. The new entrance was inaugurated in January 2019 and offers an inviting view from the street to the monumental hall church and a spectacular view of the space and the work on display from the upper floors.

With Spatial Intervention KHG02, opened in May 2019, Olivier Goethals designed a new film and lecture space for Kunsthal Gent. It is the base of operations of Art Cinema OFFoff and also offers room for events by Kunsthal Gent and partners.

These interventions were built under the guidance of Tomas Lootens, production coordinator of Kunsthal Gent, with a construction team of volunteers (including volunteers from Refu Interim, a Ghent-based organisation that helps refugees gain work experience).

The spatial interventions gradually change the monumental building into its new form as 'a city of contemporary art' in which different identities come together and interact with each other. The interventions of Olivier Goethals form the spatial support for the changes.

Olivier Goethals (1980, based in Ghent) studied Architecture and Urban Development. He is working simultaneously as architect and artist. In his wide practice he researches the connection between physical space and consciousness. Olivier made spatial interventions and artistic installations for venues such as: Palais De Tokyo Paris, Z33 Hasselt, CIAP Hasselt, Extra City Antwerp, Gallery Marion De Cannière Antwerp, Be-Part Waregem, NUCLEO Ghent, LUCA Ghent, 019 Ghent, ... Previously he worked as a freelance senior architect for De Vylder Vinck Taillieu for eight years. Since 2010, he is teaching at the KU Leuven Architecture Department. He was a guest teacher at RU Ghent faculty of Architecture, LUCA School of Arts Experimental Studio and ETH Zurich faculty of Architecture, among other institutes.

Olivier Goethals:
Spatial intervention KHG01 & KHG02

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