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Center for Art Law Events

1. Special guided tour: "The Missing: Rebuilding the Past"

Center for Art Law is proud to present a special private tour of the art exhibition: "The Missing: Rebuilding the Past" and a lecture on the topic of the destruction of cultural heritage, given by the co-organizer of the exhibit, Dr. Erin Thompson (John Jay College).

The event will take place on January 27th at 6:30pm, at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (gallery entrance is located on 11th Avenue between 58-59th Streets).

Here is a detailed description of the program:

ISIS is engaging in a systematic campaign to destroy the past. It smashes, bombs, and bulldozes irreplaceable cultural heritage to send the message that it will not tolerate any opposing views, no matter how ancient, to its bleak and monolithic vision of the world. The Missing: Rebuilding the Past is the first exhibit to showcase the efforts of artists and scholars to resist the destruction of the past through creative and innovative reactions, protests, and reconstructions. The curator, Professor Thompson, will talk about its works, in a variety of media - photography, drawing, video, 3D printing - which explore the destruction of art at many historical moments, from ancient Greece to World War II to the present. ISIS' destruction of cultural property is meant to show its power through convincing its audience of the West's helpless impotence to protect the artworks Westerners love. But the artists and scholars of The Missing show that this is a false message - that there are many ways, from the creative to the technical, in which they and we can help fight ISIS' message by making the destroyed past live again. Professor Thompson will also offer an accompanying private tour of the exhibit.

More details about the exhibition can be found here:

Cost: $20. A limited number of student tickets available for $10.
Current student ID must be presented at the door for admission.
Please reserve your tickets ASAP:

2. You've Been Served: "Gerhard Richter Painting" (2012)

On February 3rd, Center for Art Law will resume the "You've Been Served" series by screening "Gerhard Richter Painting." One of the leading contemporary artists, Gerhard was one of the vocal opponents of the revisions in the German Cultural Heritage Law last year. He was even quoted as threatening to withdraw his art from German museums if the law would impose restrictions on exporting artworks older than 50 years from Germany.

After the film, Nicolas O'Donnell, a partner in the Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester LLP , will discuss the controversy and the revisions ultimately adopted in the 2015-2016 German cultural law on patrimony. Mr. O'Donnell is the editor of the Art Law Report, a widely acclaimed art law blog, and in his practice he frequently represents clients with art related needs.

Details about the film screening and how to register are available here:


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