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[Nettime-nl] Vraag uit Karnataka (India) iz kunst'beleid'...
Patrice Riemens on Tue, 2 Apr 2002 10:25:01 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Vraag uit Karnataka (India) iz kunst'beleid'...

De volgende vraag kreeg ik voorgeschoteld, ik meen dat er in NL ook zoiets 
is gebeurd rond de ontbinding van de BKR. En incidenteel bij het oopdoeken 
van kunstuitlenen ofzo. wie daar meer van afweet en er voor voelt, neme 
rechtsreeks met afzender contact (English please ;-)
cheers, patrice & Diiiino!

----- Forwarded message from Lawrence Liang <lawrenceliang99 {AT} yahoo.com> -----

Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 20:17:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Lawrence Liang <lawrenceliang99 {AT} yahoo.com>

There is a government body in Karnataka called the Lalit Kala Acdemy,
which is supposed to act as the custodian of art in Karnataka. These
poeple have a massive archive, a large part of which has been created
through contributions by various artists or artists who have sold their
works to the academy at ridiculously low rates to be a part of the
permanent collection in the archive for public display.

In an astonishing move the academy decided a few weeks ago to sell of a
large number of the works ( 800 or so) to the "general public" (which term
of course includes art dealers) for two reasons.

1. That they did not have space
2. that they wanted art to be popularly available in the homes of ordinary

This act has erupted in a huge controversy in the art scene in Karnataka,
with the artists community taking umbrage over the fact that they were not
informed about this decision of the government and more importantly that
what was supposed to be a contribution to the public domain is effectively
being taken outside it.

I have been asked to provide a legal opinion and
present  a paper on the same on the 6th where the
artists have called for a open conference of the
public community, artists and representatives of the

The specific question that i am interested in looking
at is whether the moral rights of an artists  includes
the right for the artist to retain his or her work
within the public domain?

Lawrence Liang

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