VLA’s Art & Law Residency Exhibition
October 5 - October 21, 2012
Reception: Thursday, October 4 from 6-9pm
Dumbo Arts Center
111 Front Street, Suite 212, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-694-0831 | www.dumboartscenter.org
David Birkin, Jennifer Dean, John Hawke, Carol R. Irving, Jenn Kahn, John Lee, Nathan Manuel, Joanna Montoya, Luis Nieto Dickens, Diana Shpungin, Alex Snukal, Sophia Wallace and James Kienitz Wilkins.
Curator: Caryn Coleman
Contact: Katie Wagner at email@example.com | 212.319.2187
Scènes à Faire is the culminating exhibition of the Art & Law Residency Program’s third year. Programming features works by the 2012 Residency artists, curators, and writer made in response to the complex relationship between legal and artistic practices. The diverse projects in Scènes à Faireaddress issues surrounding the law such a power, privilege, intent, loss, liminal boundaries, language, and the truth.
As legal issues permeate into every aspect of social, political and cultural life, artistic production is no longer immune. The eight-month Art & Law Residency program 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 and intellectual standpoints. Using law as discourse and medium, Residents gain the experience and knowledge for the artworks inScènes à Faire and work beyond the Program.
The Art & Law Residency is a program of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Also, for the first time, the Resident artists, curators, and writer will publish a catalogue to highlight their individual practices as well as the relationship they draw between art and the law. Public programming includes the artist conversation Text, Image, Law at Dumbo Arts Center on October 10, an Artist Film screening at Nitehawk Cinema on October 18, and a private screening of a film by James Kientz Wilkins.
Public programming is organized by curator-in-residence Joanna Montoya and program curator Caryn Coleman.
Special thanks to Dumbo Arts Center