Rethinking Artists’ Rights
Collaborating with practitioners across art and law to re-examine the context and relevance of artists' rights laws historically and today
From the 1960s to the 90s, artists were pivotal advocates for resale royalties, moral rights and free speech laws; yet, that history remains obscure and its relevance unexamined. In partnership with Pioneer Works and artist Kenneth Pietrobono, Lauren van Haaften-Schick is bringing together practitioners from art and law to revisit this history of artists’ rights laws and legal disputes in the United States, and imagine a way forward. Through a series of roundtable discussions and a subsequent publication, collaborators will examine such questions as: Do we work within governmental or institutional systems to achieve change, or do we build alternatives? How has that debate changed against our current political landscape, and in the contemporary industry of art?
- Graduate student: Lauren van Haaften-Schick, history of art
- Special committee chair: Cheryl Finley, Department of History of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Pioneer Works
- Community partner: Kenneth Pietrobono, artist, Queens, NY
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