#61: No all male install teams.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#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.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#4: Pay what you can.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#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?|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#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.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#56: Take a lunch break.|#111: Do it together.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#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.|#40: Follow the artist|#119: Be a space of production.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#34: We pay artists.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#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.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#28: Make Contracts.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|#61: No all male install teams.|#19: Have fun at the exhibition.|#89: Build-in impurity within the organisation.|#90: The best systems have a failure or ‘a hole’ in them…|#29: We make the program for the artist that we exhibit.|#24: We invest long-term in individual artists’ careers, working over time in different contexts. This also applies to designers / web-developers / photographers / volunteers /…|#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.|#99: Evolve according to changing needs.|#14: Can you also remain a toddler institution?|#131: A visitor who comes back after a week might discover new additions to the exhibition.|#112: Spaces today don’t need to be curated, but occupied.|#55: Keep basic human needs on the forefront.|#91: Embrace doubt.|#70: Have the office space inside the exhibition space, it reminds of you what you are doing.|#4: Pay what you can.|#132: Things will always look weird when you’re the first doing it.|#53: Immaterial support for artists is important.|#51: How do we invite the true unknown?|#33: We will ensure work by female artists and curators make up at least 50% of our programme each year.|#84: The White Cube is a lie.|#35: The artist fee should be good.|#2: Bring something new to the city of Ghent.|#25: Never ask the artist to just present their work, ask them to co-create and co-organise the space.|#98: The success of it will not lie in the result but in the process.|#20: Are exhibitions the most suitable form for the art that we present?|#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?|#68: Once in a while we need to get out of utopia and get something done.|#30: Don’t work with artists who are assholes.|#117: Consider design, organisational structures and architecture as programme.|#39: Be the early stepping stone in an artist’s career|#87: Always keep in mind there is something really special about being in a room that is 19 meters tall.|#64: Arrange a distribution of forces.|#37: Operate with radical transparency.|#58: Kunsthal Gent is a monument. If you plan to drill a hole, contact Tomas first.|#94: No objections? Just do it.|#6: Demand that visitors are active.|#26: More artists, less borders.|#65: No excuses: Thursday morning, team meeting.|#141: Start a Publication Studio at Kunsthal Gent in the nearby future.|#124: Do less, do it better.|#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.|#23: That’s a very interesting piece, but how would it behave in a pizza joint?|#137: Use the publication as programming space|#105: Kunsthal Gent is local in scale, but globally connected.|#82: Clean and sterile looks professional, but really boring.|#59: Always protect the floor when painting (or pouring concrete)|#75: A building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation.|#81: Things come alive when there is friction.|#44: No name tags at dinner.|#88: Changing internships, artists, curators,... are important propositions to keep a fresh set of eyes.|#62: Don’t be a dick. Full dishwasher: empty it.|#21: Live with the exhibition, spend time with it.|#127: Remain practical: what happens to the work in an endless exhibition?|#56: Take a lunch break.|#111: Do it together.|#60: Look after all tools. The moment it looks like things are missing it means that things are missing.|#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.|#40: Follow the artist|#119: Be a space of production.|#3: Entrance to all exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent is free.|#34: We pay artists.|#74: Last one out turns of the lights.|#15: Kunsthal Gent aims to be an extension of public space.|#130: Be a uniquely charged and curated gallery that is an artwork in itself.|#32: Be pan-gender polyphonic.|#16: Kunsthal Gent will always be a construction site.|#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.|#107: Build a community / scene.|#28: Make Contracts.|#10: Don’t be obsessed with numbers.|
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De Gebruikershandleiding voor Kunsthal Gent legt uit waar de organisatie uit bestaat, hoe ze is opgericht, voor wie ze is bedoeld, hoe ze kan worden gebruikt en wat ze kan bieden. Ze is bedoeld voor zowel de gebruikers (inclusief het publiek), als voor de medewerkers en de betrokken kunstenaars. De Gebruikershandleiding bestaat uit citaten uit de visietekst van Kunsthal Gent, uit persoonlijke notities en teamvergaderingen, en citaten van sprekers die werden uitgenodigd binnen het najaarsprogramma van 2018.

User's Manual: Draft #1