Jester is the organisation that was born from the merger between FLACC and CIAP in Genk, BE. A common direction preserves the special qualities of both organisations in Jester. In this way, the solo exhibitions, editions and publications for which CIAP is known, together with the deepening of particular visions or the possibilities for material experimentation, which lie at the core of FLACC, will be brought to the fore through the new programming.
CIAP has traditionally been a members’ organisation. Jester embraces its members, makes room for member projects and aims to further serve increasingly more members from its future location in Genk. FLACC has a tradition of accommodating artists in Genk at different times so that they may work with proper focus and attention. This residency operation will also be retained in Jester.
Assembly of Practice #1: What does it mean to own?
Emptor organises its first Assembly of Practice, a moment of collective reflection, and a public moment in collaboration with Jester (formerly CIAP/FLACC), at C-mine, Genk
Assembly of Practice #3: Whose institution?
In an encounter with the practices of the different engaged institutions in the project (Kunsthal Gent, Jester, a.pass and BUDA) Emptor explores how ownership plays out within their functioning and affects who has access, what is shown and how we valorise art.