Amy Adler teaches at the NYU School of Law, where her work focuses on art law, as well as legal questions relating to sexuality and speech. Among the most art law scholars in the country, she also advises museums and curators on legal questions.
Sophie Arkette is a Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Centre for Intellectual Property & Information Law, University of Cambridge. She has recently exhibited work at Temple Church as part of the 2013 Magna Carta celebrations and at Middle Temple Library on the theme of copyright protection of silence.
Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School and the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies.
Jonah Bokaer is a dancer and choreographer whose work often draws upon visual art and design. He has performed and exhibited internationally—including at the Guggenheim Museum, the New Museum, Palazzo Delle Art Napoli, and elsewhere—and frequently collaborates with leading figures in dance, visual art, literature and design.
MARY ELLEN CARROLL
Mary Ellen Carroll is a conceptual artist whose work creates a nexus between sculpture, architecture, performance, urbanism and literature. She has been a Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellow, among many other honors, and is currently working with the City of New Orleans to create a Super WiFi network for the city.
Joshua Decter is a writer, curator, and art historian who teaches at the School of Visual Arts, New York and at Cooper Union. Decter’s 2013 book, Art Is a Problem: Selected Criticism, Essays, Interviews and Curatorial Projects (1986-2012), considers art’s definitions, ethical entanglements, societal aspirations, and cultural contradictions.
Keller Easterling is an architect, urbanist, writer, and professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Her writings have been widely published in journals such as Artforum, Domus, and Grey Room, and work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Rotterdam Biennale, and the Architectural League, among others.
Liam Gillick is an artist based in New York. His many public commissions and projects include the Home Office in London (2005) and the Dynamica Building in Guadalajara, Mexico (2009). Gillick has also published a number of texts that function in parallel to his artwork, including Proxemics (Selected writing 1988-2006) and the monograph Factories in the Snow.
Kenneth Goldsmith is a conceptual poet who practices what he calls “uncreative writing.” In 2013, he organized a crowd-sourced attempt to print out the entire Internet. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, edits Ubuweb—a large online resource he founded of avant-garde poetry, film, and sound art—and served as the MoMA’s first Poet Laureate.
Tehching Hsieh is a Taiwanese-born performance artist. In 1978, he undertook the first of five year-long performance piece, Cage Piece, in which he locked himself in a cage inside his studio, did not speak, read, or write, and hired a lawyer to notarize the entire process. His work has been presented internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China).
BARBARA T. HOFFMAN
Barbara T. Hoffman is an arts, cultural heritage and cultural institution lawyer in New York City. She has represented a wide array of individual and institutional clients, including visual artists, architects, photographers, authors, museums and galleries. Hoffman has taught at the Seattle University School of Law, the School of Visual Arts, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and at the Université de Lyon in France.
David Joselit is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center CUNY and a leading contemporary art historian whose work spans artists from Marcel Duchamp to Tania Bruguera. His books include Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941, Feedback: Television Against Democracy, and most recently, After Art.
Doris Sommer is the Ira Jewell Williams, Jr. Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard University. She is also the founder of the Cultural Agents Initiative, which promotes divergent thinking of arts and humanities in the service of solutions to contemporary problems. Doris is the author of several books, including The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency.
SERGIO MUNOZ SARMIENTO
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is an artist, lawyer, writer, and teacher. In all of these roles, he probes aesthetic and legal issues pertaining to copyright, moral rights and free speech, among others. He manages his own private practice and founded The Art & Law Program—the first residency of its kind—as well as the Art Law School, a lecture series on the legal rights of artists.
Laura Wexler is Professor of American Studies, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Co-Chair of the Women’s Faculty Forum at Yale. Wexler’s scholarship centers upon intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class with film and photography in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present. Since 2007, she has been a Principal Investigator of the Women, Religion and Globalization Project.