Online courses at Node Center
The Node Online Program offers those interested in curatorial issues the opportunity to extend their practice in an internationally oriented e-learning program.
Using effective online tools, the Virtual Learning Environment facilitates rich interaction through multimedia material and real time video-conferences.
Art Vs Law: An inherent Conflict?
Lecturer: Alan Cunnigham, Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law and Theory
This course will provide a better understanding of issues concerning certain forms of contemporary art and copyright law, specifically topics related to appropriation, contractual issues and moral rights.
Beginning with a historical and philosophical exploration of the emergence of the political act of appropriation in art, it moves to then examining how the law has intervened when it has been felt - by artists or others - that certain appropriations are 'too much' and concludes with practical lessons for the artist about utilizing copyright and contract law to facilitate their practice instead of letting such laws restrict or prevent it.
For full information: http://www.nodecenter.org/online/artandlaw.html
Duration: 23rd February - 22nd March 2012
Application Deadline: 17th February 2012
Participation Fee: 125€