After the Law: Towards Judicial-Visual Activism

Offering a new critical approach and methodology to dealing with existing and imagined relations between law and art, Feldman’s research analyses curatorial and artistic projects by revealing overlooked legal dimensions embedded within them. It introduces legal theory and scholarship in relation to visual art works in order to expand and foster new paths for both judicial and visual activism. Based on the reassessment of artistic and curatorial capabilities and encounters in time of globalization, Feldman’s dissertation is concerned with broadening our perception of the role of art and legal practitioners with regard to justice.

Avi Feldman (Born in Montréal, Canada) is based in Tel Aviv, Berlin, and Dresden, where he works as a curator and writer. Feldman is the curator in-residence at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, NYC (2018). Recently, Feldman curated the exhibitions ‘Motions for the Agenda’ (May-June, 2017) at Artport, Tel-Aviv, and ‘Playing Hide and Law’ (March-May, 2017) at tranzit, Bratislava. Also in 2017, Feldman curated the NeuLicht Festival for video art by Omanut at Kunsthaus Zurich and KOSMOS Kulturhaus, Zurich. Feldman co-edited the publication ‘Set in Motion’ (January, 2017) on museums, dance and public space. It followed an exhibition by the same title co-curated for the Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Israel, and editing of the publication Extremum – Reflections on the Work of Yasmeen Godder (November, 2014).
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter, Prof. Alun Rowland