Caveat is a collective research into the ecology of artistic practice. It is initiated by Jubilee, in partnership with Open Source Publishing, No New Enemies and Été 78. Caveat tries to find more sustainable, balanced ways of operating within the existing legal frameworks. And when the limits of the existing system are reached, it tries to come up with possible new narratives that open up space for reflection.


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'll 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.