Thursday 1 December 2011

What we talk about when we talk about appropriation

Back in March Art & Artifice posted this piece on Cariou v Prince, in which a photographer, who had published a selection of his works in a book called Yes, Rasta, objected to what an appropriation artist considered to be fair transformative use of those photographs. This case and the legal issues it brought to light are the subject of a discussion, "What we talk about when we talk about appropriation: Contemporary Art After Cariou v. Prince". This is billed as "a frank discussion of fair use and artistic practice". Taking place in the Great Hall of the New York City Bar Association (that's on West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues)  on Tuesday 13 December, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, the programme examines this question:
Art and legal experts use similar terminology when talking about how artists use existing images, but are they speaking the same language?
The Panelists are Dan Cameron (Curator), Anthony Falzone (Stanford Fair Use Project), Claudia Ray (Kirkland & Ellis LLP), Walter Robinson (Artnet), Virginia Rutledge (PIPE Arts Group) and Hank Willis Thomas (Artist), with Amy J. Goldrich exercising a moderating influence.

Entrance is free and there is are registration formalities. If anyone attending the discussion would like to send Art & Artifice a little summary, we'd be delighted to see it!

More background on Cariou v Prince here and here

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