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On the occasion of the production and presentation of Vermeir & Heiremans' new video Masquerade, they organized, together with Andrea Phillips Reading Room #02 on Art & Value, the output of which was published in a new edition of their artist publication, In-Residence Magazine. The magazine also introduces some of the extensive research for the film Masquerade, next to a series of commissioned texts.

The central issue in the theoretical workshop was the question if / how contemporary art and the world of finance are mirroring worlds, and if this is expressive of the way contemporary art value is created today. The workshop aimed to examine closely the financial structures that support art's production as well as the subjective forms of autonomy and authorship upon which it is based. It also focused on how art's economic system mimics the larger one in which it is contained, and how we can contemplate the relationship between the art market and financialisation? After all, art, like finance, is a system of belief and their markets are where this belief is put to work.

Reading Room #02 was led by Andrea Phillips, Reader in Fine Art and Director of PhD programmes in the Art Department at Goldsmiths, London. Andrea lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of publics within contemporary art. The Reading Room on 'Art and Value' was a continuation of a collaboration with Andrea Phillips for the Public Programme of the 13th Istanbul Biennial in 2013, and for MASQUERADEshe plays one of the main characters in the film. Andrea Phillips also co-edited a section of In-Residence Magazine dedicated to the outcome of that workshop.

The workshop hosted two guest speaker: Em. Dr. Prof. Eric Corijn (Cosmopolis, Center for Urban Research) and Fabian Bocart PhD (Tutela Capital, wealth management organization specialized in art as alternative asset).

Reading Room #02 took place at the artists' working and living place in Brussels, on Saturday 7 February and Sunday 8 February 2015.

Reading Room #02, 2015

Vermeir & Heiremans in collaboration with Andrea Phillips,

A production of Limited Editions vzw, executive producer: Jubilee vzw