Event IMA Talks

IMA Talks

Curatorial Authorship with Alana Kushnir

03 April 2018
6pm–8pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

Can intellectual property law protect the distinct output of today’s curator? As the role of the curator evolves, copyright and moral rights in the exhibition-making process must be considered. In this lecture on curatorial authorship, freelance curator and lawyer Alana Kushnir explores the legal rights of curators, drawing from an analysis of some of the few court judgements that have specifically addressed these issues. Don’t miss this opportunity gain an industry insight into this fascinating and constantly evolving aspect of Arts Law practice.

Guest Info
  • Alana Kushnir

    Alana Kushnir is a freelance curator and lawyer. She is the Director and Founder of Guest Work Agency, an art advisory and law firm for artists, galleries and collectors. Alana is also a sessional lecturer at The University of Melbourne in the School of Culture and Communication, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate subjects including Contemporary Art, Curating Contemporary Art, Arts Law and Managing Creative Content. She is also a director of the Lyon Foundation and a former board member of Runway Experimental Art Magazine and Bus Projects. In 2013 she completed an MFA Curating program at Goldsmiths in London. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

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