"VLA Art & Law Residency Program" Exhibition


poster for "VLA Art & Law Residency Program" Exhibition

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Over the course of the past six months, twelve participants (seven artists and five writers) in the VLA Art & Law Residency Program have explored the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law. The core of the Program consists of Seminars directed at the theoretical and critical examination of current art and law issues. New visual artwork and critical writing have come into being through the Program and are presented in this final Exhibition and a related event Symposium to be held at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Using law as both a discourse and a medium, the artists included in the Exhibition move beyond the representational aspects of law to explore and confront matters of intellectual and real property, contracts, freedom of speech, and moral rights of the artist.

Exhibition Works
Conceptual Art of the 1960s and 1970s dematerialized the art object. That historical period has become an important departure point for the conversation between art and law. This art historical work is reframed in Eric Doeringer's faithful recreation of a Sol LeWitt wall drawing as well as the grammatical errors and omissions highlighted in Charles Gute's The Corrections series, in which the artist revisits different works by Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Sol LeWitt and Yoko Ono.

Other of the Exhibition's artists abandon the familiar art world concepts of the copy and originality. These debates are taken as subjects in the video work of Nate Harrison entitled Aura Dies Hard (Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Copy) and Angie Waller's research-based project resulting in a volvelle, or wheel chart, that decodes various legal cases involving copyright and the Visual Arts Rights Act of 1990 (VARA).



from August 16, 2010 to August 27, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-08-14 from 18:00 to 20:00

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