While in New York for #CAA2019, join us to celebrate the launch of Joan Kee’s new book, Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America.

“A tour de force of scholarship and interdisciplinarity, Kee’s groundbreaking work will change the way we think about culture and society; it will reshape our understanding of what art is—and what it can do.”—Michelle Kuo, Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art

Kee will be in conversation with art lawyer, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, with a reception to follow.

Joan Kee, Associate Professor in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, former lawyer in Hong Kong and New York, and author of numerous articles on contemporary art and law on topics such as artistic uses of police evidence, stalking and harassment, property laws and contemporary Chinese art, and artists’ rights. Models of Integrity examines the relationship between contemporary art and the law through the lens of integrity, and how in the 1960s, artists began to engage conspicuously with legal ideas, rituals, and documents.

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is an arts lawyer and founding director of The Art & Law Program. He is interested in the relationship between art and the law, with a specific focus on tangible and intangible property, freedom of expression, and outlaw culture. He has lectured, taught and written on art law matters in a wide range of institutions and publications. Sarmiento represents and advises visual artists and art’s institutions in matters and disputes related to intellectual property, contracts, artist legacies, and tax-exempt entities.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
5:00pm to 7:00pm
ILR Conference Center, Cornell University
570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022

RSVP strongly recommended. Please e-mail shaina.cash@artlawoffice.com if you plan on attending. Please note that submitting an RSVP for this event does not guarantee entrance. This is a free-access event—entrance will be on a first-come, first served basis. This event takes place in New York City and during the CAA conference. The ILR Conference Center is a 10-minute walk from the New York Hilton Midtown.

This event is organized and sponsored by Cornell Law School and The Art & Law Program.

About Cornell Law School
Cornell Law School combines cutting-edge legal scholarship, inspiring teaching, and a close-knit, intellectually rich environment. In recent years, it has ranked number three in job placement among all law schools and has been rated the most diverse top law school in the country. For more information visit www.lawschool.cornell.edu

About The Art & Law Program
The Art & Law Program is a seminar-colloquium that focuses on the study of law as a linguistic system, institutional force and power structure, with a particular focus on how the discourses and practices of law and visual culture impact each other, self-governance, history, and culture. The Program consists of a nonpartisan community that aims to attract individuals in the areas of visual art, architecture, criticism, art history, curating, and film. This list is non-exclusive. Artists with non-traditional cultural practices are especially encouraged to apply, as are cultural producers interested in the study of law. For more information visit www.artlawprogram.com