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.

Produsers

Produsers (users producing value as they use) is a concept that stresses the merging of ‘producer’ and ‘user’. It was coined by Australian media scholar Axel Bruns and is now developed by Belgian peer-to-peer theorist Michael Bauwens to rethink the interplay between exchange value and use value for a community of users, between private property and the commons. As Caveat is an ongoing research, the produsers below are regularly updated.

Artists

Agency

is an international initiative that was founded in 1992 by Kobe Matthys and has office in Brussels. Agency constitutes a growing 'list of things' that resist the radical split between the classifica…

Eva Barto

graduated from the School of Fine Arts (Paris, 2013) and attended the post-graduate program at Ensba (Lyon, 2014). Recent solo shows include La BF15 (Lyon, 2015), Primo Piano (Paris, 2015), gb agenc…

Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin

, currently based in Nantes, France, have worked collaboratively for over a decade, developing a varied body of work that combines writing, performance, installation, photography and film. Throughout…

Sofia Caesar

makes videos, performances, sculptures, and installations. The body in motion is central to her work. She often engages herself and the public in seeing how the structures that act on us, such as ar…

Laurie Charles

(1987, works and lives in Brussels) graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Bordeaux, France. She makes videos in which she invites her friends to play: there she mixes folklores, humanities and h…

Loraine Furter

is a graphic designer and researcher based in Brussels. Specialized in hybrid publishing, she designs paper, web and digital publications. Her graphic design education allowed her to experiment with…

David Hilmer Rex

is an artist currently pursuing a practice-based PhD titled ‘Artistic Practice and Systems Change’, funded by The Novo Nordisk Foundation and hosted by Aarhus University and The Royal Danish Academy…

Joséphine Kaeppelin

(FR, 1985) is an artist working between France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Kaeppelin has decided to introduce herself as an Intellectual and Graphic Service Provider. As a consultant, she proposes…

Eleni Kamma

(Athens, 1973) lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht. Her practice moves along a Moebius strip schema, that keeps circulating from her as individual artist (through drawings and objects), to di…

Ben Kinmont

(born 1963 in Burlington, Vermont) is an artist, publisher, and antiquarian bookseller living in Sebastopol, California. His work is concerned with the value structures surrounding an art practice a…

franck leibovici

(born 1975, lives and works in paris) is a poet and artist. he’s currently working with julien seroussi on the making of the international criminal court (the hague, the netherlands) through a serie…

Vincent Meessen

was born in Baltimore, USA, in 1971, and lives and works in Brussels. His artistic work is woven from a constellation of actors, gestures, and signs that maintain a polemical and sensible relation t…

Vijai Patchineelam

's practice-based research in the field of art focuses on questioning the configuration of the contemporary art field, with a particular focus on dialogue between the artist and the art institution. …

Scott William Raby

is an artist, writer, teacher, and researcher who currently lives in London and works on art projects in a multitude of international contexts. He is currently researching the relationship between a…

Eric Schrijver

is a Dutch interaction designer, artist and author, born in Amsterdam in 1984. With performances and publishing projects in new and digital media, he uses the internet as a performative space. Eric …

Stijn Van Dorpe

By formatting different methods of cooperation Stijn Van Dorpe infiltrates in realms of urban, social, pedagogical and political contexts - often in places where the word ‘art’ doesn’t necessarily ev…

Vermeir & Heiremans

Katleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans live and work in Brussels. Through their work, Vermeir & Heiremans investigate the complex relationship between art, architecture and the economy in today’s hi…

Co-producers

ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media

Argos was founded in 1989 for the purpose of stimulating and promoting audiovisual art. Located in Brussels, at present it is the country’s main source of reference for this type of artistic practice…

Beursschouwburg

is a multidisciplinary arts centre, situated in the heart of Brussels. A place for theatrical productions, performances, films, concerts, exhibitions, debates, lectures, parties and a drink in the b…

Bâtard Festival

is festival yearly taking place in Brussels with theatre, dance, performance, film, plus a discursive program and a publication. It is a platform for non-established artists, thinkers, and writers. …

Eté 78

is a philanthropic collector-run space called Ixelles, Brussels. It is carried out by Olivier Gevart, founder of Eté 78 and a private collector. The idea of Eté 78 is to develop a programme that usu…

M HKA

The M HKA is a museum for contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense. It is an open place of encounter for art, artists and the public. The M HKA aspires to play a leading role in …

Netwerk Aalst

is an international centre for contemporary art and an independent cinema located in Aalst, Belgium. Netwerk Aalst commissions work by national and international artists within a programme of exhibi…

Penthouse Art Residency

In response to cultural budget cuts and the effects of the financial crisis on artistic production around the world, NH Brussels Bloom and Harlan Levey Projects gallery have cooperated on a new artis…

Other professionals

Antony Hudek

is director of the postgraduate Curatorial Studies programme at KASK & Conservatorium, Ghent. Previously he was curator at M HKA, Antwerp, and director of Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp. Before m…

Daniel McClean

is a lawyer specialized in art and cultural property law working with d ifferent sectors of the art market. He advises clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious issues from disputes invo…

Dieter Lesage

is a Belgian philosopher, writer and critic. He is a Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Arts at the Department of Audiovisual and Performing Arts Ritcs (Erasmus University College Brussels) and a…

Gareth Bell-Jones

(b. 1982) is curator/director of Flat Time House, a gallery and archive in the former home of post-war conceptual artist John Latham. After graduating from the MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the…

Judith Ickowicz

is a law researcher. She is the author of the book Le droit après la dématérialisation de l’oeuvre d’art (Les presses du réel, 2013) which proposes an exhaustive cartography of the relationships bet…

Louis Volont

is a PhD researcher within the Culture Commons Quest Office (CCQO.eu). Working at the interstices between cultural and urban sociology, his work relates to the idea of commons in contemporary archit…

Niels Van Tomme

is a curator and critic. He is director of ARGOS, Centre for Art and Media, Brussels. Until 2018, he was director of de Appel, centre for contemporaty art in Amsterdam.

Olivia Hernaïz

is a Belgian-Spanish artist born in 1985. She first studied law in Belgium and Argentina. While practicing as a copyright lawyer, she completed a BFA at La Cambre, ENSAV in Brussels. In 2016, she ob…

Sari Depreeuw

works at law firm Daldewolf, mainly in the field of intellectual property law (with a focus on copyright) and IT law (in litigation, legal advice and contracts). She graduated from the law faculties…

Sven Lütticken

teaches art history at VU University Amsterdam, and art theory at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem. Recent books include Cultural Revolution: Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy (Berlin: Sternberg Pr…

Victoria Ivanova

is a curator, writer and consultant living in London. Her core focus is on systemic and infrastructural conditions that shape socio-economic, political and institutional realities. To this extent, s…

Team

Jesse van Winden

is researcher-curator at Jubilee, an artist-run platform for artistic research and production, where he functions as an intermediary for the six artist members. For Caveat, one of Jubilee's cooperat…

Julie Van Elslande

co-coördinated the second phase (innoviris) of the research as 'the legal voice' in a three-headed coördination team consisting of an artist, a curator and a legal advisor. She continues to cooperat…

Open Source Publishing

is a group of individuals from different background and practices: typography, graphic design, cartography, programming, mathematics, writing, performance. Through collaboration, research and pedago…

Ronny Heiremans

is a member of the artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans. Together with Katleen Vermeir, Heiremans' artistic practice focuses on the dynamics between art, economy and the built environment. As one of t…

Florence Cheval

is a Brussels-based curator and researcher. She has been involved in Caveat since 2017, she collaborated with Jubilee on the development of the project. She was a Caveat team member from 2018 until …

Lola Martins-Coignus

was a research assistant for Caveat from autumn 2018 until spring 2019.

Partners

Harlan Levey Projects

is a contemporary art gallery and consultancy based in Brussels, Belgium. http://hl-projects.com

Jubilee

is an artist-run platform for artistic research and production. Jubilee was first established as a dialogue among artists and cultural workers in 2012 in Brussels. Since then it has evolved into an …

No New Enemies

vzw is an internationally recognized non-profit organization active in public art and arts education. https://www.facebook.com/NoNewEnemies

OSP

(Open Source Publishing) makes graphic design using only free and open source software—pieces of software that invite their users to take part in their elaboration. Founded in 2006 in the context of…

Dramaturgs

External experts who, in their role as 'dramaturg', follow the research from their own expertise.

Greg Nijs

is a sociologist working as a researcher at Urban Species (hosted by Université Libre de Bruxelles – Faculty of Architecture/Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy & LUCA School of Arts – Int…

Luke Mason

is a philosopher and academic lawyer. Much of his published work focuses on labour law and social policy, in particular the nature of working relationships and their constitution by law. Another bro…

Steyn Bergs

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-edi…