Very excited to give the annual Myriam Bellazoug Memorial Lecture at the Yale University School of Architecture. The lecture, "Law Ends," will deal with the role of rules and regulations in relation to culture and social interactions. The lecture will take place on Dec. 1, 2016. One reason I'm excited about this lecture is that it gives me an opportunity to reach a different audience with some ideas that have been percolating in my courses and seminars, i.e.- my head. Let's just hope it makes sense...or not.
Dean of Cornell Law School and Professor of Law, Eduardo Peñalver (right) and Sergio Munoz Sarmiento discussing property law, disobedience and contemporary art at the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Symposium, which was held on March 18, 2017 at Cornell Law School.
Dinner With Hans Haacke
Getting ready for a copyright and appropriation lecture, PowerPoint is ready.
Art & Law Program seminar (circa 2014)
This is what a typical seminar looks like: court opinions, law review articles, artist writings, as well as art historical and critical texts. Not pictured are the images viewed in relation to our seminar topic. I love these nights.
My Super Awesome SVA Class, Spring 2016
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Penn., circa 2011
A very early influence.
How did KISS influence what I do? Read about it in my "Sarmiento on Sarmiento" interview for the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, which you can access via this site on my Words page.
Donald Judd, Marfa, Texas (August 2016)
"The artist is always right." - Donald Judd
Installation shot of my sculpture at Denniston Hill, NYC (2012)
In conversation with Karin Cuoni and Jill Magid at The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, NYC (2014)
Detroit, circa 2012.
I spent a couple of years traveling to Detroit to research the Mike Kelley project, Mobile Homestead, and its relationship to the wonderful space that is Detroit.
Giving a talk at Cornell Law School on property, disobedience, and Conceptual Art. Great conversations with Dean Peñalver and the students of the law school. Oh, that's supposed to read, 2017, not 2015.
Lecture on art and theories of property in Caracas, Venezuela (November 2013). Seminar organized by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.
Clancco: Art & Law Postcard (circa 2010).
With Cornell Law School Dean, Eduardo M. Peñalver
With Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic, on a SXSW Panel on appropriation and copyright (February 2016)
And another copyright and appropriation lecture
Clancco: Art & Law Blog at the NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach (circa 2010)
With Architecture Theorist and Historian, Lawrence Chua
At dinner after Paul Pfeiffer's opening at Paula Cooper Gallery.
The Art & Law Program's very own t-shirt (circa 2015)
Somewhere in New Mexico (circa 2014)
I love seeing art & law merge in unexpected ways.
Six hour lecture in Buenos Aires
Promises of the Commons: Authorship, Copyright and Access in Contemporary Art. One-day seminar, organized by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Curator for the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros of the Fundacion Cisneros. Buenos Aires, Argentina (November 2013).
I'm not kidding when I say this seminar lasted six hours. If we had had some Malbec wine I think we'd still be there.
What does practicing art law entail?
Not boring, and not limited. Fun times.
Sensei Hayashi, one of my first teachers and influences.
Installation at Denniston Hill Artist Residency (Summer 2012)
Installation shot of my open studio at Denniston Hill. I spent the summer of 2012 thinking of and making work based on Americana and the concept of appropriation. Here's one shot as an example (pun intended).
And yet another copyright lecture.
Erica Love, Art & Law Program fellow, class of 2014, showing off her hand-made Art & Law Program shirt. Denniston Hill Artist Residency (May 2014)
Clancco: Art & Law Poster (circa 2010)
The 2014 Art & Law Program fellows during our retreat at Denniston Hill Artist Residency in upstate New York (May 2014)
With Sonia Katyal, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, and Eduardo M. Peñalver, Dean of Cornell Law School (February 2016).
In 2016, the Program collaborated with Cornell Law School and the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space on a major art & law conference on the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This conference examined Gonzalez-Torres’ work in relation to collecting and curating, as well as the legal doctrines of property, intellectual property and contractual agreements. This conference took place at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space in Miami, Florida in February of 2016.
My performance project for the exhibition, "Persona Ficta," at Bard College (2013)
Confounding the occupational divides between art and legal practices, in Persona Ficta, Sarmiento will perform free, one-on-one legal consultations for artists, effectively bringing his office and practice to CCS Bard.
Poster for UC Irvine artist talks.
The Mobile Homestead Project by Mike Kelley. MOCAD, Detroit, MI.
Contracts and artists' rights owe so much to this man.
At his MoMA memorial (2013).
A little taste of art & law.
With Paul Pfeiffer (October 2016)
Delicious dinner at Don Quijote, NYC, after Paul's opening at Paula Cooper Gallery.
And another influence, Imi Knoebel.
Can't really talk artists' rights, moral rights, property and the aura without referencing this piece.
Exhibition announcement for my second MFA exhibition at CalArts (circa 1996).
With my good friend, attorney Dan Brooks.
Every once in a while...
Allan Sekula, who I always thougth of as a walking library.
Getting ready for my talk for, "What Now? The Politics of Listening," at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Somewhere in New Mexico (September 2014).
First and only certificate of recognition. (Brasil 1981).
And probably the most meaningful one. Who would have thought?
My first I-pod, which carried every song I owned at the time...and I do mean everyone.
Artist talk at SUNY Oswego
Eva Weinmayr, of AND Publishing, and a friend perusing our Texas A&M Law Review.
Which contained my essay, Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgments, co-authored with Lauren van Haaften-Schick. You can access the essay in my Words page on this site.
Talk on moral rights with Lauren van Haaften-Schick at the Center for Book Arts, NYC (2012).
A seminar on moral rights, property and freedom to contract.
Contracts, agreements, MoUs...same thing.
Denniston Hill Artist Residency
Where the Art & Law Program retreats at the end of every term (barring bad snow, of course).
The Art & Law Codex (2013)
A portable and traveling art project archiving how artist and legal practitioners and scholars define, "art & law."
Robert Irwin at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (August 2016).
"Here I Sit..." (2016), from the WIWTFDT Exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery.
Yale School of Architecture Dean Deborah Berke introducing me and my talk, Law Ends, presented at the Yale School of Architecture (December 1, 2016).
Presenting two talks on art and law at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (April 5, 2017). Great audience and super smart students. Loved it!
In a wonderful Spanish restaurant with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro after his curated exhibition, Mario Pedroza: On the Affective Nature of Form at the Museo Reina Sofía (April, 2017).
With Crhistoph Büchel, Art Basel 2015.
Aesthetics and Law Symposium at the Rhode Island School of Design, March 2016
Aesthetics and Law Symposium at the Rhode Island School of Design, March 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University, March 2018
Announcement for a couple of my presentations at Virginia Commonwealth University on art law and culture in the 21st Century.
Leading a seminar on copyright for the Bronx Museum’s Artists In the Marketplace program (April 2019). [Image courtesy of Mario Torres and the Bronx Museum].