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 #8 with Scott William Raby

16:00 - 18:00
Former Actiris Building, 6th floor
Rue Paul Devauxstraat 3, 1000 Brussels

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.

Collective reading and discussion of texts about APG (Artist Placement Group) with Scott William Raby. Fragments from Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, 'Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work'. Verso, 2015.

The texts are selected by Scott William Raby: an artist, writer, teacher, and researcher who works on art projects in a multitude of international contexts. He is currently researching the relationship between art and law under the specter of neoliberalism, primarily examining contracts in art. More specifically, his research is exploring artist-authored contracts, their radical history, present status, and future potential as a site of production for and within art as both written research and as artworks in and of themselves. His broader artistic practice consists of on-site hybrid discursive installations, pedagogical projects that seek critical, aware, and self-reflexive outcomes, and site and context specific discussions, writings, and readings, among other forms of art making. These projects often work between the (im)material intersections of art, architecture, infrastructure, and public spaces, and often seek to reframe, repurpose, and reconfigure socio-economic and geopolitical frameworks toward a multitude of exploratory, ameliorative, and aesthetic outcomes. He is currently a PhD researcher in the Art department at Goldsmiths in London and previously earned an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles in 2012.

Copies will be available. Caveat's reading rooms are free of charge, and everybody is welcome.

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