Emptor is a collective reflection, initiated by Jubilee. Questioning current ways of practicing property with and from within artistic practice, Emptor inhabits the territory revealed throughout Caveat’s research on the contract. Doing so, it actively continues the quest for an ecology of artistic practice.

Caveat Reading Room #10: Performing the Contractual

Jubilee, Former Actiris building, 6th floor
Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussels

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.

Collective reading and discussion of parts of the chapter 'Contingency, Necessity, Performativity' from: Angela Mitropoulos, Contract & Contagion, from Biopolitics to Oikonomia, Minor Compositions, 2012.

The text is selected by Steyn Bergs, one of Caveat's 'dramaturgs'. He is an art critic and a researcher. Currently, he is conducting his PhD research on the commodification of digital artworks at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Together with Rosa te Velde, he was co-editor-in-chief of Kunstlicht from 2016 to 2018. His writing has appeared in various magazines and journals, and he has presented his work at conferences internationally.

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