What's Law Got To Do, Got To Do With It?


Monday March 11, 6:30-9pm
Advanced Photo Facility
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower St.
(30th st. between Figueroa and Flower St.)

The Photo Area at USC Roski School of Fine Arts is pleased to present What's Law Got To Do, Got To Do With It? a discussion led by John Alan Farmer and Christine Steiner on both legal and ethical issues in collaborative and community art making, art law, and intellectual property.

John Alan Farmer is an art historian who additionally practices law. He will utilize the educational art project The Quiet in the Land: Luang Prabang, Laos as a case study for the conversation. Both this document and A Short Film For Laos, an Alan Sekula film made particularly for this project, are available for viewing online.

Christine Steiner is an experienced attorney whose practice emphasizes the visual arts, art law, intellectual property, and publishing. She represents a diverse client base including living artists and artists' estates, galleries, collectors, museums and other cultural organizations, creative businesses, universities, and publishers. She also both frequently lectures on such museum-related issues as copyright law and contributes to policy discussions of intellectual property within the arts and publishing communities.