Art & Law Residency News
News and some of the things our residents are doing:
June 10, 2012
2011 Art & Law Program Resident Blane de St. Croix at the Weatherspoon Art Museum
Zone of Contention: The U.S./Mexico Border
The Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery, The Louise D. and Herbert S. Falk, Sr. Gallery
This exhibition focuses on artists’ investigations of issues related to the U.S./Mexico border, a geographic area of much debate and contention. Through photography, sculpture, works on paper, video, and new media, subjects such as migrant labor, immigration law, national sovereignty, the Dream Act, and border control will be examined in terms of their current social and ideological impact.
The exhibition features new and recent works by artists from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including Andrea Bowers (Los Angeles, CA), Blane de St. Croix (New York, NY), Todd Drake (Greensboro, NC), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Montreal, Canada), Nicolas Lampert & Dan S. Wang (Milwaukee, WI/Chicago, IL), Pedro Lasch (Durham, NC), Susan Harbage Page (Chapel Hill, NC), Pedro Reyes (Mexico City, Mexico), David Taylor (Las Cruces, NM), and Perry Vasquez/Victor Payan (San Diego, CA).
May 24, 2012
An exhibition and a panel by current and past Art & Law Residents:
Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures
April 18, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Organized by Lauren van Haaften-Schick
This exhibition presents cancelled or otherwise prohibited exhibitions that now exist as publications or in other formats. These publications document the process and politics of cancelation, exist as an alternative manifestation of the exhibit, act as a critique of the forces that called for its cancelation, or they may be an admission and exposition of an ultimately productive failure. In the context of the Center for Book Arts, Canceled highlights the book form as a crucial means of disseminating documentation and information on a wide and accessible scale, potentially in ways that are more historically stable, and more effective, than the original exhibition would have been. Through utilizing printed matter, these artists and curators have found alternative routes by which the politics surrounding the presentation and creation of art become at least as relevant as the work itself.
Making Strange with Nora M. Alter, Liz Magic Laser, and Graham Parker
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 6 PM
Taking cues from the writings of German playwright Bertolt Brecht, this panel discussion focuses on how contemporary artistic practices can make strange current social, political and economic situations through a variety of public interventions, videos, and performances.
This program is free of charge and open to the public; seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
April 2, 2012
Woody Sullender to perform at Issue Project Room
Woody Sullender, Soft Ordnance 2011, Audio for ultrasonic speaker. Photo: Butcher Walsh.
Sergei Tcherepnin & Woody Sullender
Sergei Tcherepnin and Art & Law 2011 Resident, Woody Sullender are performing this Wednesday (free!) at 8pm at the new Issue Project Room space in downtown Brooklyn. This is an ambitious piece for them, building off of their more recent sculptural improvisations.
IPR recently published a conversation with both the artists, talking about this collaboration.
Don't miss it! More info here!
February 23, 2012
Risa Puno on ARTFORUM!
We are happy to announce that one of our Art & Law Residents, Risa Puno, is featured in ARTFORUM'S scene & herd, with her piece maze-game installation Good Faith & Fair Dealing, included in the Art & Law Residency Exhibition Notice of Public Hearing at SculptureCenter on December 2011.
January 10, 2012
Great news from one of our 2010 Art & Law Program residents!
January 5, 2012
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is proud to announce the 2012 Art & Law Residency Program participants. The artists, writers and curators will meet for semi-monthly seminars directed at the theoretical and critical examination of current art and law issues. During the course of the Program, the Residents will develop new projects and papers and receive support from faculty on a regular basis to discuss and address the aesthetic, practical, philosophical and legal aspects of their work. The Residency will culminate in a public exhibition conceptualized and organized be the curatorial fellows with guidance from our Residency Curator.
To view bios of the Residents, please click on their names on the right-side menu.
September 12, 2011
The Art of Fear • Curated by Caryn Coleman
Art & Law Residency Curator, Caryn Coleman presents The Art of Fear, a two-part screening series featuring works by Takeshi Murata, Darren Banks, Jaime Shovlin (October 5) and My Barbarian, Aida Ruilova, Marnie Weber (October 19).
Dates & Times: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 and Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • 7pm
About The Art of Fear
Complete program information can be found here:
September 12, 2011
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts files a brief amicus curiae in support of artist Chapman Kelley
On August 24, 2011, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, along with artists Blane De St. Croix, Thomas Lawson, and Molly Dilworth, and in collaboration with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc., filed a brief amicus curiae in support of Chapman Kelley's petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Read entire story here.
August 8, 2011
Art & Law Residency Program 2012
Applications now being accepted
August 3, 2011
Art & Law Residency Program Presents:
Why is Guantánamo Still Open?
•CCR's upcoming efforts to challenge the U.S. government's indefinite detention scheme.
August 1, 2011
This Thursday August 4, 7pm at Dumbo Art Center (111 Front Street, Suite 212 Brooklyn, New York) Angie Waller, 2010 Art & Law Resident, will be premiering a new game show extravaganza. In an update to the traditional Family Feud format, two teams of contestants will compete to guess which questions are most commonly asked through Google.
Rev your search engines - winners will be awarded a selection of fabulous prizes!
Some example questions:
Audience participation is encouraged. Email Angie Waller at email@example.com to secure a spot on a team, or feel free to volunteer at the event.
More info about Angie Waller on her website: http://angiewaller.com/
July 20, 2011
Art & Law Residency Symposium
The Art & Law Residency provides an intellectual and artistic setting for eight visual artists and four writers to engage in ongoing debates that examine the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law from historical, social, ethical, and intellectual standpoints. Using law as both a discourse and medium, new art and critical writing will come into being through the Residency. The writers in this year's program will present papers investigating the role intellectual property plays in the construction and dissemination of images, and art as an alternative to traditional forms of justice and legal remedies.
Lián Amaris Sifuentes
More info here
July 18, 2011
Blane De St. Croix at the Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City. Through August 7!
Blane De St. Croix
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
The Park is located in Long Island City, Queens at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard. The Administrative Offices are located directly across the street from the Park's Broadway entrance at the intersection of Broadway, Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street.
June 28, 2011
If you're in the city this Sunday July 3rd, Woody Sullender, one of our Art & Law residents will be performing a special
concert at St. Paul's Chapel (across from WTC) as part of the River to River
Sunday, July 3rd, 8PM - FREE!
* Transit New Music Group/Tristan Perich
Three of our residents are having exhibition openings this week!
Our resident Blane De St. Croix will hold an artist talk on Friday June 24, 1pm and an exhibition on Saturday June 25. If you are in Philadelphia, please attend!
WEST COLLECTION TALKS: TALK 10
Blane De St. Croix: Borders and other works
Friday June 24th, 1 - 2 pm
Free admission to events with RSVP
THE WEST COLLECTION
Exhibition runs from June 25 to October 30, 2011
Blane De St. Croix creates a miniaturized landscape that reflects on the effect humans have on animal habitats. The faux landscape hovers above the existing terrain as a miniature subliminal still. The work is an invented conglomerate of varied landscapes that have been destroyed by human interference, including mountain top removal coal mining, soil erosion and deforestation.
Resident Graham Parker will be featured in the following exhibition:
Gaming the System: Dissimulation. Manipulation. Scams, cons and ruses. Fun.
ABC No Rio
If you are in Denver:
June 24 – July 16
And if you are in Western Massachusetts:
June 13, 2011
Check out the latest projects from Art & Law resident artist Risa Puno!
June 10, 2011
Art & Law resident, Alex Villar, showing in Glasgow. Congrats Alex!
April 27, 2011
We're half-way through our Art & Law Residency, and already we have big news. We are very excited to introduce our new curator, Caryn Coleman, who comes to us via Goldsmith College in London. Caryn is a curator and writer who will be mentoring this year’s artists and writers as well as organizing this year's exhibition and symposium in New York City. Welcome aboard Caryn.
This year’s Residency has three artists with current exhibitions. Molly Dilworth (’11) is exhibiting a new piece at the Festival of New Ideas, and Blane de St. Croix (’11) will be exhibiting at VISTA, Spring Exhibition, at Socrates Sculpture Park. This exhibition examines the ways that methods of viewing and observation determine the interpretation, assessment or evaluation of an object or scene.
Graham Parker (’11) has a solo show, The Confidence Man, at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY. Parker is also in a group show at The Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Another current Resident writer and artist, Lian Amaris Sifuentes (’11), just concluded two performances, Daddy’s Black and Jewish at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC, and Swimming to Spalding at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Our Residency has also enjoyed recent seminar leaders such as Charity Scribner, Phd, presenting on German art, terrorism, and Don Delillo’s “Mao II.” Artist and former Resident, Eric Doeringer (’10) presented an artist talk on his work dealing with copyright and fair use. Sonia Katyal, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, presented on trademarks and visual art. And finally, guest curators Ingrid Chu and Savannah Gorton visited four artists studios for critiques and feedback.
Last year's Resident artist, Nate Harrison (’10), has just been awarded Germany’s Videonale Prize for his video created during last year’s Residency. Nate’s video points out that since the 1960s, which marks the beginning of video art, there has emerged a hierarchy of copies, ranging from a whole array of authorized video pieces such as master-, exhibition- or archival copies, to bootlegged copies illegally reproduced in violation of authorship or distribution rights.
Previous Resident artist, Angie Waller (’10), is currently exhibiting a project conceptualized and produced during last year’s Residency, “Originality Compass.” This project is a book and wheel chart that reconfigures twenty copyright infringement cases based on the objects in question. Along with this work, Angie is also exhibiting a new project also dealing with copyright, “Copyright Apologies,” which explores originality in the context of appropriation and plagiarism. The text of the book consists of excerpts from public apologies for plagiarism composed in hand set type.
The Art & Law Residency is an educational program of