Reading Room #24: To an Institution of Critique

Working towards Emptor‘s third assembly of practice ‘Whose institution?’ Jubilee invites you to Reading Room #24. We will gather around the text ‘From the Critique of Institutions to an Institution of Critique’ by Andrea Fraser (2005).

26 September 2022, 16-18h

Meyboom Artist-run Spaces, ground floor

Throughout her analysis of the art institution as the conception of a social field, stating that ‘We are the institution!’, Andrea Fraser invites us to think the institution as a common, embodied and performed by individuals, and re-think strategies of critique.

In between reading excerpts, everyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion on our possible roles in co-defining and creating the ‘arts institution’.

In Reading Room #25: Lumbung (27/10/2022), we will collectively read and reflect upon the positioning text of documenta 15. With ‘lumbung’, it proposes a shared access to what the institution of art can be.

Text in English. Copies will be provided. If you would like to read the text in advance, feel free to send us an email:

26/09/2022, 16-18h

Meyboom Artist-run Spaces, ground floor

Boulevard Pachécolaan 34, 1000 Brussels

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