Caveat is a collective research project initiated by Jubilee, reflecting and acting on the ecology of artistic practice. Emptor continues along the methodology and efforts of Caveat. It actively applies the practice-based approach to 'property', a concept that highly defines the economy of visual arts.


Reading Room #28: Gudskul

After a research visit to documenta fifteen, and 'Learning from lumbung, a Public Forum on documenta fifteen', Jubilee proposes a reading room around Gudskul

Residency: Lactating Bodies

Lactating bodies tackles an intimate but also highly political and urgent topic, namely, practices of breastfeeding and lactation. This residency will be devoted to the elaboration of the new participatory performance imagining a ritual...

Assembly of Practice #4: Whose collection?

After 'What does it mean to own?', 'Whose Artwork?', and 'Whose Institution', a final Assembly of Practice brings us to art collections as potential places of shared interest, which increasingly rely on archives, reactivation protocols and complex contractual relationships.

Reading Room #27: From Radiators to Relational Infrastructures

This Reading Room is initiated by Clémentine Vaultier, Ciel Grommen & Maximiliaan Royakkers and allows us to consider how radiating can be a metaphor for instituting.

Reading Room #26: Art library as practice

Working towards Emptor's fourth Assembly of Practice, 'Whose collection?' Jubilee invites you to Reading Room #26, around a text that unfolds the story of a library in an artist-run space in Beirut.

Learning from lumbung. A public forum on documenta fifteen

Jubilee programme hosted by the Kitchen, SOTA, radical_house, ERG

Assembly of Practice #3: Whose institution?

In an encounter with the practices of the different engaged institutions in the project (Kunsthal Gent, Jester, a.pass and BUDA) Emptor explores how ownership plays out within their functioning and affects who has access, what is shown and how we valorise art.

Reading Room #25: Lumbung

Working towards Emptor's third assembly of practice 'Whose institution?' Jubilee invites you to Reading Room #25.

Reading Room #24: To an Institution of Critique

Working towards Emptor's third assembly of practice 'Whose institution?' Jubilee invites you to Reading Room #24. We will gather around the text 'From the Critique of Institutions to an Institution of Critique' by Andrea Fraser (2005).

Assembly of Practice #2: Whose artwork?

Emptor organises its second Assembly of Practice, a moment of collective reflection, and a public moment 'Access' at BUDA, Kortrijk

Reading Room #23: How to inscribe cultural property in the present?

A group reading and discussion about the role of the collective in heritage preservation. We gather around excerpts from the text ‘Protéger le patrimoine culturel: à qui incombe la charge?’ by Marie-Sophie de Clippele, specialist in cultural heritage law.

Reading Room #22: How do we relate to authorship?

A collective reading and discussion of the text 'The author stripped bare by its employees: artistic authorship in the twenty-first century and beyond' by Lisa Rosendahl

Assembly of Practice #1: What does it mean to own?

Emptor organises its first Assembly of Practice, a moment of collective reflection, and a public moment in collaboration with Jester (formerly CIAP/FLACC), at C-mine, Genk

Reading Room #21: Symbionts in Jurisprudence

In the framework of Emptor we invite you to a collective reading and discussion of 'Symbionts in Jurisprudence', a chapter from Drifting Studio Practice by Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan

Reading Room #20: What does it mean to own?

In the framework of Emptor we invite you to a collective reading and discussion of excerpts from 'La propriété de la terre' by Sarah Vanuxem.

Reading Room #19: Artistic reflection in the age of the internet

During this first Reading Room as part of Jubilee's collective project Emptor, we'll collectively read and discuss excerpts of Boris Groys' "The Truth of Art" (2016)

Ghent: How to Live Together with Grace Ndiritu

The province of East Flanders and Woningnet announced plans to sell its part of the building complex of Het Pand and Kunsthal Gent. Grace Ndiritu, together with Jubilee's and Caveat's legal specialist, immersed herself in the history of the former monastery and its users. The collected material can be seen at Kunsthal throughout this autumn and will keep growing.

Caveat Reading Room #16: Doing Nothing

During this Reading Room, we'll read and discuss Kazimir Malevich's ‘Laziness, the Real Truth of Mankind: Work as an Instrument to reach truth; Philosophy of the socialist idea’ (1921), a text proposed by artist Katya Ev.

Caveat Reading Room #15: Rising Warmth

During this Reading Room, we gather around the research of Clémentine Vaultier on heat and fire as a transformative and performative culture-producing process.

Caveat Reading Room #14: Orphans of Tar - A Speculative Opera

For this Reading Room, we will get together around the co-authored publication The Orphans of Tar.

Visitors of an Exhibition Space Are Suggested to 'Do Nothing'

Katya Ev's performance Visitors of an Exhibition Space Are Suggested to 'Do Nothing' will be activated from Wednesday 16.12 until Sunday 20.12.2020 and on Saturdays (07.01, 14.01, 21.01, 30.01) from 14h to 18h. Visitors can take a comfortable seat and in return get paid according to Belgium's minimum wage. Your time is unlimited.

Caveat Reading Room: Slow Science

Postponed Collective reading and discussion of excerpts of Isabelle Stengers' : Another Science is Possible. A Manifesto for Slow Science (2017).

Caveat with Sofia Caesar and Stijn Van Dorpe

Part of 'Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Gift Shop' Expo & Talks with Engagement, Caveat, Curators Anonymous

Agency: Assembly (CAVEAT)

Assembly at the Brussels Palace of Justice revisiting a court case around the question of authorship in contracts.

Caveat Reading Room #13: Commons or Commoning?

Collective reading and discussion of excerpts of a reflection and discussion between Serge Gutwirth and Isabelle Stengers: The Law and the Commons (2016).

Caveat Reading Room #12: Is it simply a conversation?

Collective reading and discussion of excerpts of the reflections written by Caveat 'dramaturgs' Steyn Bergs and Luke Mason.

Collaborations écotone

Presentation by OSP at ERG of Ecotones of Collaboration, a series of interviews about modes of collaboration between graphic designers, artists and institutions.

Caveat Reading Room #11: Ecotones of Collaboration & Caveat website release

Caveat presents a double programme hosted by OSP. The evening starts with a Reading Room where we collectively read and discuss parts of Ecotones of Collaboration, OSP's reseach into good practices in graphic design. This is followed by the festive public presentation of Caveat's website, developed and designed by OSP, a discussion and drinks.


Solo exhibition by Sofia Caesar at Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro

Curating is Writing the Future. A Portrait

Solo exhibition by Stijn Van Dorpe at Eté 78 - one of Caveat's partners.

Caveat Reading Room #10: Performing the Contractual

Collective reading and discussion of fragments from Contract & Contagion, from Biopolitics to Oikonomia (2012), a book by Angela Mitropoulos. The text is selected by Caveat dramaturg Steyn Bergs.

Caveat Reading Room #9 with Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin

Collective reading and discussion of fragments from Zeros + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture, 1998, a book by Sadie Plant selected by Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin.

Caveat Weaving Agreements

While in Brussels, Caveat artists Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin propose a collective research into weaving. They approach weaving as a means to record a conversational collective agreement. Together with Caveat, Allee du Kaai, and passers-by, we'll collectively ‘weave an agreement’ that links their research to Caveat.

Artist Placement. Caveat at Argos

Artist Placement is a two-day series of presentations and discussions on the Artist Placement Group (APG), its ongoing relevance, and current projects and initiatives that taking inspiration from it.

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Caveat Reading Room #8 with Scott William Raby

Collective reading and discussion of fragments from Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, a book by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, selected by Scott William Raby.

Reading Room #7, Guest-Host Relations

Collective reading of "As If" We Came Together to Care' by the artist Andrea Fraser, reflecting on hospitality in the context of artist residencies. Hosted by No New Enemies.

Caveat Reading Room #6, Translating Creleisure

Collective reading and translation of original texts by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica in relation to stock images portraying a new model of worker, one who is both on vacation and at work. The texts and images were selected by Sofia Caesar, one of the artists at the core of Caveat’s collective research.

Caveat Reading Room #5: The Logic of the Collection

Collective reading and discussion of The logic of the collection, a text by Boris Groys. This article was selected by Stijn Van Dorpe, one of the artists at the core of Caveat's collective research.

Publishing & Performing Relationships. Caveat at Bâtard Festival

Each day during the festival, an artist will present a proposal as a sharing ground for thoughts, discussions, and reflections on authorship, value, economy, distribution, participation...

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Caveat Reading Room #4

Collective reading and discussion of 'Permanent Performance' (2012) by Dieter Lesage.

Caveat at SOTA with Reading Room #3

State Of The Arts (SOTA) invited Caveat to take part in its first annual camp on fair practice. Caveat presents Reading Room #3 and 2 presentations.

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Caveat at LODGERS

Caveat is hosted by LODGERS, a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and M HKA. LODGERS functions as Caveat’s first platform for public programmes, workshops, a display of artworks, legal material, and film screenings: a framework for research and artistic production as well as a public stage to negotiate possible futures of the artist contract.