Jubilee was first established as a dialogue among artists and cultural workers in 2012 in Brussels. Since then it has evolved into a platform that provides continuous support for the work of six artists – Justin Bennett, Eleni Kamma, Vincent Meessen, Jasper Rigole, and Vermeir & Heiremans – while hosting others on a project basis. Jubilee’s focus is twofold. Firstly, it is an organisation for the production of the work of these artists where research and collaboration are considered essential values. Second, these shared interests lead to collective, performative research projects that focus on the conditions of artistic production.
News & upcoming
Programme 'Critical Convergence: Greek Contemporary Artists in dialogue with the (recent) past' with screening of Eleni Kamma’s Yar bana bir eğlence. Notes on Parrhesia (2015). Part of DRHA (Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts) conference.
Spazju Kreattiv Cinema, Valletta, Malta
Contemporary arts festival with Ultramarine, a solo presentation by Vincent Meessen featuring the eponymous new Jubilee film production starring Kain the Poet and Lander Gyselinck, within an immersive sculptural installation developed in collaboration with textile designer Diane Steverlynck.
Printemps de septembre, Toulouse
21/09 - 21/10/2018
Group exhibition with a presentation of six of Justin Bennett's audiovisual works, spanning 28 years, at Dordtyard, Dordrecht
01/09 - 07/10/2018
Opening 1 September, 15h
Festival of contemporary art with presentation by Vermeir & Heiremans. In this exhibition, Vermeir & Heiremans show various works that reflect on globalisation, gentrification and the history of finance in relation to the historic maritime port of Plymouth.
Civic Centre, Plymouth
28/09 - 21/10/2018
Group exhibition with Vincent Meessen at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
05/05 - 23/09/2018
CAVEAT!!! is a collective research project that focuses on the legal and social-economic frameworks in which art workers operate, and the precarious conditions this generates. The project aims to redefine the contract as a tool for actively reconfiguring relations in the field, and as an instrument toward self-emancipation.
If you want to stay informed on the CAVEAT!!! programme, please fill out the form through the link above.
The Flemish Community has acquired Vincent Meessen's audiovisual installation One.Two.Three. The work, featuring a contemporary interpretation of a May 68 chant written by the Congolese Situationist Joseph Mbelolo ya Mpiku, was created for the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).
One.Two.Three will be hosted by Mu.ZEE, museum for modern and contemporary art in Ostend. Since 2014, the museum has a programme with specific interest in the relationship between occidental modern art and art from the Congo, former Belgian colony, in the context of which Mu.ZEE shows at the moment the exhibition A conversation between collections from Kinshasa and Ostend.
Vincent Meessen talks with SON[I]A about journeys, uprisings, and metaphors, about work cooperatives, music groups and constructed scenarios, about the politics of making versus the politics of showing, and about how to revivify lost or dying colonial memories in the present.
SON[I]A is the longest standing emission of the radio programme at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona