#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.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#28: Make Contracts.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#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.|#4: Pay what you can.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#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.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#28: Make Contracts.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#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.|#4: Pay what you can.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#56: Take a lunch break.|
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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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