Art & Law Conference Basel 2016

The seventh “Art & Law” conference will be held on June 17th 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. The seminar is yet again organized by Dr. Mosimann and Prof. Schönenberger of the Faculty of Law of Basel University and for the third time the seminar takes place in close proximity to Art Basel at the Congress Center Basel. Thanks to the support by Art Basel each conference participant receives a day pass to the art fair.

In the first part “Art & Law 2016” focuses on the role of artistic models in the evolution of art. This topic is introduced in a keynote address by Erik Jayme in his presentation “Imitation or transformation: Secondary Art in the twilight of the law”. Subsequently Gernot Schulze explores the subject of appropriation from the perspective of copyright law. Finally the art historian Andreas Beyer explains how appropriation has always been a constant principle of all artistic development.

The second part of the meeting is dedicated to current issues of art law, interesting both for the art trade as well as art collectors. Ursula Cassani speaks on the topic of “Art trade and money laundering”. Emilie Mermillod reports on the challenges caused by the numerous legal obligations the art trade has to deal with in its daily practice and Sandra Sykora follows with her overview of the legal framework for transactions in the art market. In conclusion, the final presentation by Niklaus Ruckstuhl ensures to make up for the imbalance of the often neglected but important discussion of criminal sanctions in art law as noted in the Swiss Cultural Property Transfer Act.

All presentations are held in German, except the one by Emilie Mermillod (English).

Further information:

WHERE Congress Center Basel, Messeplatz 21, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
WHEN June 17th 2016, 09:15 – 17:15

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