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Artists, joint authorship and the failure of a contract

Posted on: November 13, 2015 by Alexander Herman

A trial is set to commence in Amsterdam later this month pitting two great performance artists against one another. They are former collaborators (and one-time lovers) Marina Abramovic and “Ulay”, who after breaking up romantically and creatively in 1988, entered into an agreement regarding those works they had created together during their partnership. But Ulay isn’t […]

Can you copyright ‘Nothing’?

Posted on: June 10, 2014 by Alexander Herman

Performance artist Marina Abramović begins her show of ‘Nothing‘ tomorrow at the Serpentine Gallery in London. It consists of 512 hours of the artist in the gallery doing, well, nothing. It sounds like an ingenious idea, but apparently she is not the first to come up with such a piece. A number of complaints have been passed on […]