Law and Arts
Law and Arts
Anno accademico 2022/2023
- Codice attività didattica
- Prof. Gianmaria Ajani (Titolare del corso)
- Corso di studio
- Laurea in Global Law and Transnational Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004) [0707L31]
- 2° anno
- Secondo semestre
- Affine o integrativo
- SSD attività didattica
- IUS/02 - diritto privato comparato
- Tipologia esame
- Tipologia unità didattica
There are no prerequisites for the course. Although some background in intellectual property would be helpful, none is required.
- Propedeutico a
The course aims to enable students to
- differentiate and appraise research and methods in the fields of law, aesthetics, visual arts with specific reference to the case studies chosen during the course to illustrate these fields;
- evaluate and critically reflect on scholarship and critical approaches to law and arts as these are raised and depicted in contemporary visual materials;
- explore and synthesise key contemporary debates shared across the disciplines of law and visual arts including authorship, creativity and originality,preservation of artworks.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
Throughout class discussions and suggested readings students will be able
- to engage in critical thinking about the role that law and the arts mutually play in the practice of contemporary art;
- to understand responsibility and rights of the different actors (artists, museum curators, dealers) in the field of visual art production and distribution;
- to identify actual shortcomings and uncertainties in the law when it is challenged by contemporary artists
Creativity and circulation of artwork are a global phenomenon, the course mainly refers to international sources and to leading cases worldwide.
It covers the following topics:
- what is Art in a Legal Context ? identification of artists and artworks by international regulations law-applying authorities (Judges, Customs Officials, Tax Offices);
- artists' rights in the work of Art between property and contract law;
- problematic cases before the Courts: disputing creativity, originality, parody and authenticity;
- contemporary artworks and their preservation: duties and rights of Museum’s curators and restorers
Modalità di insegnamento
Students will be required to participate in class discussions and be ready to comment on suggested readings proposed for the sessions.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
Students will be required to participate in class discussions and will have the option of writing a 4.000 words research paper or having a take-home exam based on the proposed literature.
Paper topics must be agreed with the Teacher (they may involve local field research).
Attività di supporto
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
A set of readings will be made available at the beginning of and throughout the course. Those reading materials will compose the corpus of materials accompanying the course as well as the literature to be known to prepare the final assessment
Suggested text book (not necessary to prepare the final exam):
Lior Zemer, The Idea of Authorship in Copyright (2016) Ashgate, New York