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.

Caveat at SOTA with Reading Room #3

SOTA Almanac Camp, Allée du Kaai

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.

Caveat presented a collective reading of a fragment of Anna Tsing's book, The Mushroom at the End of the World ('Reading Room #3'), and presentations by Caveat artists Vermeir & Heiremans, and commons researcher Louis Volont.

Caveat at SOTA addresses the sometimes unexpected entanglement of capitalism and freedom, searching and selling: the story of the mushroom that Anna Tsing describes shows that salvage is an essential element of capitalism - taking advantages of value produced without capitalist production. This raises the following question: how come, then, can it be that, quoting Anna Tsing, "the thrill of private ownership is the fruit of an underground common"?

The presentations go into that back and forth movement and try to focus on the fact that things are closely intertwined, from commons to private ownership and back again...

SOTA's first annual 'camp' is dedicated to writing the Fair Arts Almanac 2019, a practical guide for working, instituting and policy making in the arts.