Thursday, February 15, 2007

Appropriation Art Conference

Tomorrow, February 16th, I am having a "dialogue" with Second Circuit Judge Pierre Leval - the originator of the transformative use concept - at a conference in NYC devoted to appropriation art and fair use. It begins at 10 am and is open to the public for free. Here is a blurb about it:

THE LAW AND APPROPRIATION ART
As part of the 95th annual College Art Association conference in New York, Feb. 14-17, 2007, the New York City Bar Association is hosting a panel titled "Reexamining Appropriation: The Copy, The Law and Beyond" on Friday, Feb. 16, at 10 am-12:30 pm. Among the speakers are William Patry, Google’s senior copyright counsel (and keeper of the Patry Copyright Blog), and Judge Pierre N. Leval, who first articulated the "transformative" test that was critical to Jeff Koons’ recent win in the courts [see "Artnet News," Jan. 19, 2006].

Other speakers include SMU art historian Lisa Pon ("Inappropriate? Copying in the Renaissance"), Princeton professor Johann Burton ("The Reign of the Quotation -- Appropriation and Its Audience") and Jaimey Hamilton of the University of Hawai’i ("From Appropriation to Postproduction"). The panel is chaired by Martha Buskirk and Virginia Rutledge. It takes place at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, and is open to the public.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you are planning to post the minutes or a recording of the Appropriation Art Conference as it would be of great interest to a number of us unable to be there in person.

Thank you.

Molly T. said...

I'd like to echo the first comment; if there are any notes or minutes, I'd love to see a copy. Thank you!