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Richard Prince, Gagosian and Rizzoli lose copyright lawsuit in Prince's "Canal Zone" appropriation

Patrick Cariou wins copyright case against Richard Prince and Gagosian. Judge orders that all infringing copies of Cariou’s Rastafarian photos be impounded and destroyed

from The Art Newspaper:

By Charlotte Burns | Web only
Published online 21 Mar 2011.

New York. A US District judge has ruled in favor of photographer Patrick Cariou in his copyright lawsuit against artist Richard Prince.

Cariou originally filed suit for copyright infringement against Prince, Larry Gagosian, Gagosian Gallery, and Rizzoli books in December 2008 after a number of his photographs were re-appropriated without consent in Prince’s Canal Zone series. The photographs first appeared in Cariou’s 2000 publication, Yes, Rasta, a photographic book produced after spending six years documenting Jamaican Rastafarians.


Nina Zivancevic interview of Joseph Nechvatal

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Nina Zivancevic interview of Joseph NechvatalNina Zivancevic interview of Joseph Nechvatal
for A Gathering Of The Tribes Interviews

1) Nina Zivancevic: When and how did you decide to become an artist?

Joseph Nechvatal: This might sound a little strange Nina, but I made the decision to be an artist rather suddenly: in one night and in a split second.


Performa presents "Staging Language", a Not For Sale panel, Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:30 pm, Cooper Union

PERFORMA PRESENTS STAGING LANGUAGE
UPCOMING NOT FOR SALE PANEL

Featuring artists Adam Pendleton, Frances Stark, and writer Tom McCarthy
Moderated by Mark Beasley, Performa Curator


Vanesse Thomas, Adam Pendleton, and Renee Neufville in The Revival, 2007. Photo copyright Paula Court. Courtesy of Performa.

Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:30 pm
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square, Lower Level 1

New York City

Tickets are FREE. Seating is limited.

RSVP notforsale@performa-arts.org


The Yes Men Clear Things Up: Enbridge Enraged by Hair Hoax; Michigan and Canada Perps Step Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2011

ENBRIDGE HAIR HOAX EXPOSED
Group responsible offers free haircuts at Enbridge HQ at noon

Earlier today, the world learned of oil transport giant Enbridge’s strategy for handling inevitable oil spills along its proposed pipeline through pristine British Columbian wilderness: mop it up with human hair.

The cockamamie “MyHairCares” hoax, dreamed up by former oil workers and involving outreach to over 1000 hair salons, was promoted in a slick Video News Release and involved a flurry of conflicting press releases. The original story ran in a number of major news outlets (archive will be posted shortly here), but was pulled with no retraction or explanation after a terse denial by Enbridge that seemed to miss the point entirely. (For a longer, better denial click here.)


Fuck Israel. Fuck Hamas. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNRWA. Fuck USA!

From organised youth in Gaza - as the tension spreads from Egypt:

-------- Original Message --------

Fuck Israel. Fuck Hamas. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNRWA. Fuck
USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, Fatah,
the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of


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