Guest Work Agency director Alana Kushnir will be presenting a public lecture and industry workshop for professionals at the The National Museum of Art Osaka, in Japan as part of the 40th anniversary exhibition Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown and the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade program Australia Now 2018, on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 2 pm.
The lecture on The Law in Performance Art considers the influence of legal principles and laws on the themes and practical concerns of many of the performance artists featured in the exhibition, Travellers: Stepping into the Unknown. It will suggest that the law is always present in the creation, presentation and distribution of performance art, whether artists actively address such concerns in their practice or not.
The industry workshop on Issues of Ephemerality in Art and Law for museum and arts organisation professionals considers a range of legal issues in commissioning and collecting ephemeral works of art. The accommodation of ephemerality by various Courts has proved to be a difficult request, particularly in the context of the enforceability of copyright claims. This has been an issue notwithstanding that art museums and other like institutions throughout the world have sought to embrace the exhibition and acquisition of works of an ephemeral nature, including performance works.
Robert Rauschenberg, Solstice, 1968, Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Photo: Provided to The National Museum of Art, Osaka by NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]