Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3102: Art and Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

  • Bielstein S, Permissions: A Survival Guide, Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property (2006)
  • Op den Kamp C and Hunter S, A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (2019)
  • Reilly M, Curatorial Activism (2018)
  • Risam R, New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Prais, and Pedagogy (2019)
  • Sarr F and Savoy B, ‘The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage, Toward a New Relational Ethics’ (2018)
  • Schubert K and McClean D, Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Cultrue (1999)
  • Sharpe C, In the Wake (2016)
  • Stokes S, Art and Copyright (2012)
  • Wallace A and Deazley R, Display At Your Own Risk: An experimental exhibition of digital cultural heritage (2016)

 Exhibitions and Artworks:

  • Al-Badri N and Nelles N, The Other Nefertiti (2019)
  • Roberts A, No Copyright Infringement Intended (2017)
  • Mundy O, I Know Where Your Cat Lives (2014)
  • Walker K, Fons Americanus (2019)
  • Galanin N, Shadow on the Land, an excavation and bush burial (2020)


  • Hyperallergic / Art Movements, ‘The Relationship Between Art and Law Since the 1960s with Joan Kee’ (2019)
  • Hyperallergic / Art Movements, ‘Talking Digital Colonialism with Moreshin Allahyari’ (2019)
  • NYU Engelberg Center for Innovation Policy, ‘Why Art Does Not Need Copyright with Amy Adler’ (2008)
  • This American Life, ‘We are in the Future: Past Imperfect with Azie Dungey’ (2017)
  • Museopunks, ‘Decolonization and its Discontents with Sumaya Kassim and Nathan Mudyi Sentence’ (2019)


  • will.i.am, ‘Smile Mona Lisa’ (2016)
  • The Carters, ‘APESHIT’ (2018)
  • American Alliance of Museums, ‘Keynote Speakers: Donoval Livingston and Frank Waln’ (2018)