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Scènes à Faire

VLA's Art & Law Residency Exhibition
Curated by Caryn Coleman

Opening reception:
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Exhibition dates:
October 5 - October 21, 2012

Dumbo Arts Center
111 Front Street, Suite 212,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

More info here!

About the Art & Law Residency:
As legal and judicial issues now permeate every aspect of social, political and cultural life, artistic production is no longer immune. The Art & Law Residency provides an intellectual and artistic setting for participants to engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law from historical, social, ethical and intellectual standpoints. Using law as both a discourse and medium, new visual artwork and critical writing will come into being through the Program. All the participants will also gain experience and knowledge they can carry into the future beyond the Program.

The core of the Program will be semi-monthly Seminars directed at the examination of current art and law issues. Seminars will take place at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Faculty as well as leading legal scholars and visiting artists will lead these Seminars. During the course of the Program, artists and writers will develop new projects and papers and receive support from Faculty on a regular basis to discuss and address the aesthetic, practical, philosophical, legal and judicial aspects of their work. The Residency will culminate in a public Exhibition and a Symposium held in New York City where artists will exhibit their projects and writers will present papers. Curators will work with The Residency curator in conceptualizing and organizing The Residency exhibition. For a list of the 2012 participants and their Bios please click here.


The Art & Law Residency is an educational program of
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts