Guest speaker Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento will present a public lecture exploring questions raised in his online moderated debate: Does the public have a right to culture?
What public and what culture are we talking about, and how far does this right extend? How can the law be used to restrict, limit, or facilitate the public's access to cultural works, and what other non-legal barriers to access exist? How can academic and other cultural institutions with missions to provide access to and promote engagement with art and cultural works navigate these questions?
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is an artist who also practices art law. Sarmiento is interested in the relationship between contemporary art and law, with a primary focus on copyright, moral rights, free speech, deaccessioning, and nonprofit arts organizations. He has extensive experience with teaching and speaking artists rights and art law at dozens of academic and art institutions. He currently has his own private practice, the Law Office of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and his art projects have been shown in international exhibitions.