Artist Talk: When Cancellations Become Form

Michael Asher. Claire Copley Gallery, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, 1974

Are cancellations, censorship, and institutional quagmires necessarily the end of art projects?

Please join me and curator Lauren van Haaften-Schick for a conversation on moral rights, law as medium, and judges as art critics. Recent controversial art cases such as Mass MoCA v. Büchel, Kelley v. Chicago Park DistrictCariou v. Prince, and Steinkamp v. Rhona Hoffman (concerning a lost Sol LeWitt certificate of authenticity) will be discussed.

This conversation is part of the exhibition, Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures, curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick and on view now through June 30, 2012 at the Center for Book Arts in New York City.


The Center for Book Arts

28 W. 27th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY


Wednesday, June 13, 6:30pm

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Lauren van Haaften-Schick is a curator, artist and writer in New York. She is a current Curator in Residence with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts’ Art & Law Residency. Recent workshops and projects concerning art and economics include “The Gallerist Programme Workshop” at de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam), the e-flux Time/Store and “Market, Alternative” at Trade School (New York). Recent curatorial projects include “Directly in front of you” at Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), “Spirit of the Signal” at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery (New York, NY), “Get on the Block” at Camel Art Space and “Matinee” at St. Cecilia’s Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). She was the founding director of Gallery TK in Northampton, MA from 2004-2006, and AHN|VHS gallery and bookstore in Philadelphia from 2009-2010. She received a BA in Art History and Studio Art from Hampshire College in 2006.

1 comment on this post.
  1. Council for Artists' Rights:

    Much thanks for including Kelley vs. Chicago Park District! Kelley has just released Chapter 10 of his Memoirs at the Dallas Art History Blog by Sam Blain

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