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The new type will be more like a power station, a producer of new energy.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#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|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#119: Be a space of production.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#28: Make Contracts.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#36: We support production separately.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#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.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#40: Follow the artist|#124: Do less, do it better.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#34: We pay artists.|#61: No all male install teams.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#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.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#111: Do it together.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#4: Pay what you can.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|
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Opening: 04.07.2020 – 11:00

04.07—∞

Exhibition

Olivier Goethals:
Spatial Intervention KHG03

New pavilion: Spatial Intervention KHG03 (above the cinema, accessible via bridge from KHG02)

KGH0
3 is a third spatial intervention by artist and architect Olivier Goethals. It follows after KHG01, which created a new entrance and several functional spaces on top of the choir in the hall church, and KHG02, which integrated a cinema/lecture room on the other side of the hall church.

KHG03
is a relatively small pavilion, a “mini white cube” in which new exhibitions escape the complex and monumental architecture of the monastery and the Endless Exhibition. In this way, we investigate different forms of exhibitions and turn Kunsthal Gent into a layered and complex whole that offers starting points for different partners

"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 Goethalscreates 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 KHG03

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