The subject for discussion during the last seminar of the 2015 term of the ART & Law program is Pier Paolo’s Pasoline film from 1975: Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. At stake is the signification of the film and the texts it references for the thinking of law and its role during exceptional governmental circumstances.
Hakan Topal and Alex Villar, former Art & Law fellows, present the initial framework for the discussion. Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, the program’s director, moderates the conversation, which includes all the participants.
Agamben, Giorgio. “The Muselmann.” In Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and…
Two scenes that happen early into Saló, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film on the Marquis de Sade’s book 120 Days of Sodom, encapsulate a systematic process of formalization at work throughout the film.
The first of these scenes shows what appears to be the headmaster at an orphanage yelling at pupils that are loosely placed in a room. The resulting reaction by the group takes the form of a couple of lined rows stoically arranged in the space of the room. The empty space surrounding the tightly rearranged group then dominates the scene, conveying a sense of supreme obedience.
9th NYC Anarchist Art Festival, in conjunction with the 9th NYC Anarchist Book Fair hosted by The Judson Memorial Church, to be held on Friday, April 17, 11pm–2am, at Judson Memorial Church, in Manhattan. NYC Anarchist Book Fair will happen on April 18, 11am to 7pm at the same location.
The 9th Annual New York City Anarchist Art Festival celebrates the anarchist spirit of collective creation and offers immersive participatory experiences with the audience. Anarko Art Lab is a collective of new-media, visual artists, performers, musicians, and dancers. It brings to NYC a live, collaborative, multi-media provocative art experiences, vital…
Curated by Wendy Jacob and
Liz Munsell May 31, 2012
Walking in the City is a selection of videos and films by emerging and established artists who use the streets, plazas, and architecture of the city as sites for their own creative use: as a theater for performance, an arena for sport or dance, a site for political action, or a place for exploration. The title of the screening is borrowed from Michel De Certeau’s influential text, The Practice of Everyday Life, in which he describes the actions of urban walkers as small acts of resistance, set against the authority of the city grid. The featured works span four decades of performative or social artistic practices that challenge conventional uses of urban space.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The Waterfront in Film, from 1903 to 2011
Curated by James Sander January 26 – December 31, 2012
One of the most essential qualities of the New York waterfront is also one of its most contradictory.
More so even than the rest of the city, the waterfront is a place of constant transformation, where changing forms of transportation and commerce – and, in recent decades, a profound shift from industry to recreational and residential use – have all but remade the urban landscape.
Yet by its very nature, the water is one of the city’s few truly elemental places, an…
Curated by Caryn Coleman December 8 — 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 2011
7 — 8:30pm
Lian Amaris, Michael Cataldi, Blane De St. Croix, Molly Dilworth, Carolyn Lambert, Graham Parker, Risa Puno, Woody Sullender, and Alex Villar.
As legal and judicial issues permeate every aspect of social, political and cultural life, artistic production is no longer immune. The eight-month Art & Law Residency provides an intellectual and artistic setting for artists, writers, and curators to engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law from historical, social, ethical…
A multi-work video installation concurrent with Art Basel, Miami Beach. Co-curated by Ginger Shulick and Lauren Gentile
Thu, 12/01/2011 to Sun, 12/04/2011
Tiffany Carbonneau, Alex Villar, Phillip David Stearns, Paul D. Miller, Sean Capone, Nia Burks, Paul Moakley Since the 19th century, the term “ivory tower” has been used to designate a world or atmosphere where intellectuals engage in pursuits that are disconnected from the practical concerns of everyday life. As such, it usually carries pejorative connotations of a willful disconnect from the everyday world; esoteric, over-specialized, or even useless research; and academic elitism, if not outright condescension.
Curador: Miguel Petchovsky
17, 18 e 19 de Novembro, 2011
O Vídeo Guerrilha é uma intervenção urbana que estimula a produção artística na arquitetura e no espaço público das cidades, projetando em grandes formatos obras de diferentes linguagens e autores.
É uma galeria de arte a céu aberto que mostrará de forma inédita e coletiva, a obra de dezenas de artistas do Brasil e do mundo, projetadas nos prédios da Rua Augusta.
Ele acontecerá nos dias 17, 18 e 19 de Novembro de 2011, a partir das 20 horas. …
Ethan Vogt, Executive Director Allison Kline, Artist Liaison Saturday, October 1st, 2011
6pm to Midnight
Bring to Light is a free nighttime public festival of art in New York City that takes place simultaneously with “nuit blanche” events in cities around the world. Inviting emerging and established artists to make site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art, the event creates an immersive spectacle for thousands of visitors to re-imagine public space and civic life. Bring to Light will transform streets, parks and the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint, Brooklyn set against dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline.