The Art & Law Codex
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
Join us at ICI for the opening reception of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento’s project, The Art & Law Codex. The Art & Law Codex invites a group of artists, writers, curators, lawyers, and legal scholars to participate in this ongoing project.
The Codex consists of portable letter-size file boxes (approximately 11.5” x 14” x 18” each), which can be stacked with other similar file boxes, allowing for the Codex to grow in size and expand in content with time. For the initial box of the Codex, Volume I: Definition, the participants were asked to submit a document that they think defines art & law.
After the first public viewing at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York City, the Codex will be made available to other academic and art institutions for public exhibition.
Participants include: Amy Adler, Greg Allen, Daniel Brooks, Christoph Büchel, Michael Cataldi, Eric Doeringer, Cora Fisher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Nate Harrison, Bettina Johae, Soda Jerk, Alfred Steiner, Ruben Verdu, Alex Villar, Angie Waller, Ai Weiwei, and Donn Zaretsky
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is an artist and art lawyer. He teaches contemporary art and law at Fordham Law School and founded The Art Law Program. His art projects have been shown in international exhibitions in Mexico, Germany, and Spain, and nationally in Dallas, New York City, and Los Angeles. He has published essays and projects in Five Continents and One City Exhibition (catalogue essay, Mexico), Capital Art: On the Culture of Punishment (catalogue essay, U.S.), Cabinet Magazine (U.S.), Law Text Culture (Australia), Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left (U.S.), Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures (catalogue essay, U.S.), and Art Asia Pacific (Asia, The Pacific, Middle East). He received his BA in Art from the University of Texas-El Paso and an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts. He was a Van Lier Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art and received his J.D. from Cornell Law School.