Legal infrastructures - Carey Young en discussion avec Susan Schuppli

The artist talk by Carey Young, about the research and development of Palais de Justice, and her wider artistic interests in law, was followed by an informal conversation with artist Susan Schuppli. Both Young and Schuppli have worked directly with lawyers and legal tools, developing artistic projects that position law as a medium and subject matter of their practice. The artists will discuss creative responses to legal infrastructures, touching on feminism, language, architecture, and legal aesthetics, as well as the ways juridical subjects perform their roles as mediators of law. The conversation offers a unique opportunity to expand upon the ideas and issues raised by Palais de Justice, currently on view at La Loge.


Susan Schuppli is a Swiss-Canadian artist who lives and works in the UK. Her work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters and has been recently shown at Toronto Biennial of Art, SculptureCenter (New York) and Bildmuseet (Umeå, Sweden). She has published widely within the context of media and politics and is author of the forthcoming book, Material Witness (MIT Press, 2020). She received the ICP Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research in 2016. Schuppli is Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London and is an affiliated artist-researcher as well as board chair of Forensic Architecture.

Carey Young lives and works in London. Young’s work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at Dallas Museum of Art, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich), The Power Plant (Toronto), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and recent group shows at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris and Brussels), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Hayward Gallery (London), Tate Britain amongst many others. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London. Her work is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Palais de Justice is her first solo exhibition in Belgium.

Photo: Palais de Justice, Carey Young, 2017. Single-channel HD video (from 4K); 16:9, colour, quadraphonic sound; 17 mins 58 secs. Courtesy of the artist & Paula Cooper Gallery, New York