Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Come Out for the First-Ever Art & Law Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

The Art & Law Program and The Law Office of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento are happy to announce the first ever Art & Law Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon.


Where: The School of Visual Arts (NYC), 33 West 21st Street, 9th Floor MFA FLEX ROOM, New York, NY

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public: You must RSVP by Thursday, December 10th, to Nicole Beletsky. (

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Feel free to drop in anytime, because even if you’re not editing you can cheer us on!

What Should You Bring: Please bring your laptops and power cords. Wikipedia does not accept edits via hand-held devices or tablets, so laptops are crucial (free WiFi will be available). If you can also bring books, journals, magazines and newspapers that include information on art & law matters (see below for examples) that would be great. We’ll have some on-hand just in case.

Why are we doing this and what will we be doing?

During this time we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to art & law, including art and culture law, authentication, contracts, certificates of authenticity, The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement, appropriation art, deaccessioning, “fair use” principles, copyright, copyleft, moral rights and the 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act, freedom of expression, property law, right of publicity and right of privacy, public art, trademarks, and legal cases, including Cariou v. Prince, Mass MoCA v. Büchel, Serra v. U.S. General Services Administration, Rogers v. Koons, Blanch v. Koons, Greenberg Gallery v. Bauman, and Kelley v. Chicago Park District.

The following artists and how their practices relate to law are also in need of articles, updates and improvements: Ai Weiwei, Michael Asher, Christoph Buchel, Lygia Clark, Dan Flavin, Andrea Fraser, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Donald Judd, Mary Kelly, Sherri Levine, Santiago Sierra, Elaine Sturtevant, and of course many more!

The following art movements and how they relate to law and language are also in need of articles, updates and improvements. They include, Pop Art, Fluxus, Conceptual Art, Institutional Critique, The Pictures Generation, and Feminist Art.

Everyone is welcome to attend: artists, art historians, architects, art critics, art students, lawyers, law students, regardless of experience. We are happy to teach you the basics of editing Wikipedia. The public is welcome to this event, and The Art & Law Program will provide light snacks and refreshments.

And don’t forget to write home to mom and pop. As an added bonus, we’ll have stamped-envelopes and paper available so you can write home to mom and dad and say “hi,” the old fashioned way!

Working online at the intersection of WikiProject Law, Wikiproject Visual Arts, and also WikiProject Open!


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