#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#40: Follow the artist|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#111: Do it together.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#4: Pay what you can.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#34: We pay artists.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#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.|#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|#119: Be a space of production.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#36: We support production separately.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#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.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#61: No all male install teams.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#28: Make Contracts.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#40: Follow the artist|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#111: Do it together.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#17: An exhibition is never finished.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#4: Pay what you can.|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#34: We pay artists.|#54: What about disabled artists?|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#92: We’re a learning organisation.|#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.|#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|#119: Be a space of production.|#79: The layered painting in the Old House has the potential to become the emblem to explain what Kunsthal Gent is doing.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#36: We support production separately.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#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.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#57: Volunteers must be: cared for / hands on / ready to learn / willing to share / in it to win it / show new or old tricks.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#61: No all male install teams.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#28: Make Contracts.|#56: Take a lunch break.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|
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Met speciale dank voor het schenken van overschotten/materialen/meubels/grondstoffen: DOK Gent, Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam, NL), Art Cinema OFFoff, Be-Part Waregem, Vlaams Architectuurinstituut, Bibliotheek Gent / NEST, Forum Voor Amateurkunsten & OP/TIL.