In 2010 I founded The Art & Law Program, a colloquium with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception. An examination of how artistic practices challenge, rupture, and change the apparatus of law completes The Program. The Program consists of a nonpartisan community that aims to attract qualified individuals in the areas of visual art, architecture, criticism, art history, curating, and film.
The Program does not focus on traditional and conventional critical theories (e.g., Marxism, post-structuralism, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, etc.), but rather investigates how the philosophy and practice of law disturbs the critical theory establishment and creates a new space and discourse for aesthetic, cultural and intellectual practices. Topics covered include territoriality and space, law as medium, tangible and intangible property, language and contracts, moral rights and authorship, and sovereignty and international law.
Please visit The Art & Law Program website for more information and application requirements. THE ART & LAW PROGRAM is a trademark owned by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.