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California Lawyers for the Arts is proud to present our first annual San Diego based symposium on April 6th, 2019, in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation. This inaugural event titled, Intersections: Art and Law at the Border, will examine the intersection of art praxis and legal issues with a focus on the border region. We invite artists, lawyers, scholars, and students to explore, complicate, and expand our understandings of how art and law intermingle in form, ownership, exhibition and dissemination, as well as the public's relationship to art and art institutions through a legal lens.
Plus DROP IN LEGAL CLINICS: During the event our legal clinics pair attendees with attorneys in confidential one-on-one sessions about legal topics ranging from art business and intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, etc.) from 10am to 1pm Free with registration for the Symposium!
9AM - Doors Open
9:30AM - OPENING REMARKS
10AM - PANEL : ARTISTIC INTERVENTIONS ACROSS THE BORDER
Artistic interventions into the oft-bureaucratic and legal process of migrating across borders - what is the place of art?
Paulina Olvera Cáñez, Directora, Espacio Migrante
Ricardo Dominguez, Artist and Professor, Transborder Immigrant Tool
Carolina Martin Ramos, Supervising Attorney, American Bar Association's Immigration Justice Project
Moderator: Leslie Quintanilla, Scholar and Activist, UC San Diego
10AM - PRESENTATION: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR ARTISTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
The rise of "fair use" is becoming increasingly central in today's discussion of intellectual property, especially in our increasingly globalized and digital world. What could this mean for creative artists?
Art Neill, Attorney and Executive Director, New Media Rights
Sam Mazzeo, Attorney, Wilkinson Mazzeo PC
11:30AM - PANEL : ART & ACTIVISM IN THE BORDERLANDS
Crossing national borders is a part of daily life for many artists. A discussion with transborder artists who cross these lines in their lives, work, and build toward a world without borders.
11:30AM - PRESENTATION : TAXES FOR TRANSBORDER ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Rizzhel Javier, Artist and Director of BRIDGE
Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga and Alejandro Martinez, Artists, BorderClick
Jeffrey Valenzuela, Photographer
Moderator: Sara Gonzalez-Quintero, Transfronterizx Alliance Student Organization (TASO)
T. Jesús Oba, E.A., C.P.A.
Agustin Ceballos, Tax Attorney
1-2PM LUNCH (Provided with Registration)
2PM - PANEL : TRANSBORDER ARTHOUSE - ART INSTITUTIONS AND BINATIONAL WORK
What is the role of art institutions in creating a more connected transnational border region?
Haydé Zavala, Directora, Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMAC) Tijuana
Joe Lewis III, Artist and Professor
Francisco Eme, Gallery Director, The Front Arte Cultura
Moderator: Karla Centeno
2PM - PANEL : ART AND DECOLONIZATION
Brandie MacDonald, Director of Decolonizing Initiatives, San Diego Museum of Man
Andrea Chung, Artist
Moderator : Amrah Soloman J., Scholar and Activist, UC San Diego
3:30PM - PANEL : AN ARCHIVE OF CITIZENSHIP
Creative use of law as a medium to create archives that ties together past, present, and future.
Emily Anderson, Researcher and Curator, Japanese American National Museum
Stephanie Mercedes, Artist, Luz del Día: Copyrighting the Light of Day
Omar Pimienta, Artist, Welcome to Colonia Libertad
Moderator: Ilene Durst, M.F.A., J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
3:30PM - PRESENTATION: A GUIDE TO U.S. CREATIVE VISAS
Angelica Sciencio, Attorney
Johanna M. Keamy, Attorney
5:30PM - CLOSING
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