Am I In or Out?

    by Arthur MacTaggart   I have no training in art.  My creativity at school was limited to doodles on my books.  And yet now, I find that art has become a crucial tool. About a decade ago, my life went off the rails, and I was sentenced to a short spell in prison. …

A Day of Art/Law – Reflections on the Live Art and Discussions at the Out(Law) Exhibition (SEAS) Socially Engaged Art Salon

      A Day of Art/Law – Reflections on the Live Art and Discussions at the Out(Law) Exhibition (SEAS) Socially Engaged Art Salon by Giselle Jones BMECP Centre Brighton 14th September 2019.   On 14thSeptember, the out(Law) exhibition, hosted a live art intervention Margarita X: A Case Study by artist Janina Moninska, followed by…

Lawscaping at the Venice Biennale

The event, ‘Escaping the Lawscape: a participatory game in the Giardini of Venice Art Biennale’, is drawn directly from Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos’s research on the lawscape. The action, which took place during the three days of the Venice Art Biennale opening from 8 to 10 May, was commissioned by the Dallas Pavilion 2019 and was…

Migrant’s Gift by Akila Richards

Migrant’s Gift by Akila Richards Artist and playwright Akila Richards shares her work on migration and colonialism through recounting experience within her practice of writing and her embroidered clothing. Her recent work appeared in digital animation and text on clothes for collective exhibition at ONCA Gallery, Constructed Geographies. The broad theme of the exhibition allowed each artist…

Listen to the Artists! A workshop on the connection between art and law from the perspective of the artists by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

  Listen to the Artists! A workshop on the connection between art and law from the perspective of the artists by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos Organised by the Westminster Law & Theory Lab, University of Westminster 6thof February, 2019   Legal academics often have fixed ideas about art and art practices. These tend towards the idealisation of…

Byebye Laws

by Amy Frances Wishart Corcoran Check out this rather wonderful film by network member Amy about the trials and tribulations of an anonymous ‘byelaw breaker’. The piece brings a very welcome light hearted critique of the ridiculousness legal language, local bye laws, demonstrating the power that they can actually hold depending on their interpretation .. Amy…

Parle à main Européen

Parle à main Européen Parle à main Européen by speculative designer/artist Monique Grimord, as part of the creative duo Imagination of Things. Parle à main Européen is a critical alternative tour at the European Parliament, and one reminiscent of an art/law enquiry. The title is a word play with the French expression Parle à ma main,…

Art for International Law – Freedom Flotilla

by James Godfrey James Godfrey is a member of the Art/Law Network and part of the Campaign and Media Team of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Responding to ongoing calls from Gaza to break the Israeli blockade deemed illegal under international law, four Freedom Flotilla boats have recently set sail in July 2018 from different ports in Scandinavia. After…

Distant Animals, StreetLaw Brighton and Art/Law Network at the Tate Exchange ‘Who are we?’ Project

Last Sunday we were very excited to join members of The Hostile Environment Collective for the Tate Exchange ‘Who are we?’ Project Hostile Environment Tour. Liberty, Hunger for Freedom strikers, SOAS Detainee Support, Protest Stencil and other grass roots groups were also there Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 27th May as part of the programme of events. Artist and…

Interview with Amanda Perry-Kessaris

  Interview by Swastee Ranjan For this issue, I interviewed Amanda Perry-Kessaris who is a Professor at the School of Law, University of Kent. She is a researcher with qualifications in law, economics and graphic design who has is interested in provoking and facilitating researchers to make legal their research visible and tangible in images…

Breaking Law’s Fourth Wall

Breaking Law’s Fourth Wall by Sean Mulcahy Law in the Limelight has been a series of workshops built in many ways on emerging legal performance scholarship,[1] exploring the relationship between theatre, performance and law. The third workshop in the series focused on the fourth wall, the invisible and imagined wall that exists between the audience…

Jack Tan’s Law in the Limelight Series published on the Art/Law Network Website

Developing insights on law through performance and theatre practice with Jack Tan’s Law in the Limelight series “Courts are heterotopic because society needs a space where a change of state or personhood happens: often quite severe and violent changes such as the removal of children, immigrants, refugees, incarceration and extradition.” Amy Linford, Architect and Participant…

‘Art Strike!’ with Art/Law Network & others Sussex UCU Strike Events 5 March 2018

‘Art Strike!’ with Dr Lucy Finchett-Maddock, Dr Micheál O’Connell, Dr Eleftheria Lekakis, Art/Law Network & others 14.30 – 16.30 5 March, Mandela Hall, Falmer House Come and join us on the picket lines for a practical teach in/out on art strikes, the uses of art/law and radical pedagogy during the long crisis in higher education! FOR A REGULARLY…

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