Art, Revolution, and Ownership: Who Owns the Public Domain?

The Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) in association with New Forms Festival 2011 and W2 Community Media Arts is presenting a multidisciplinary series of events aimed at exploring art, cultural expression and consumption, and the idea of the public domain in an attempt to answer the question: what does copyright have to do with artists today? This question is becoming more and more prevalent in our technology-infused world as legal limits are inevitably being confronted by an increasingly blurred line between the creator and the user.

The exhibition runs from September 8-11, 2011 in Vancouver, BC and promises an approach that appropriately conflates art and law. Through the presentation of visual, performance, and musical works, as well as interactive conversations with leading copyright experts, ideas are expected to be challenged.

See curator and lawyer Martha Rans’ curatorial statement here.
Visit the exhibition website for full event listings, and follow the activities on twitter: @art_revolution