Agency - Assembly (Mind the System, Find the Gap)

Agency - Assembly (Mind the System, Find the Gap)

For Assembly (Mind the System, Find the Gap), Agency calls forth a selection from its list of things, speculating on the question: “How can commons get included within art practices?” Many crafts get classified by default as commons. The design of useful articles, no matter how satisfying, get exempted of copyright protection as works of art.

Intellectual property law defines a useful article as “having an intrinsic utilitarian function that is not merely to portray the appearance of the article or to convey information.” The design of a useful article is considered artistic only if, and only to the extent that, such design incorporates pictorial, graphic or sculptural features that can be identified separately from, and are capable of existing independently of the utilitarian aspects of the article. A selection of things will convene an assembly at Mind the System, Find the Gap at Z33 in order to bear witness to this question.

Agency is the generic name of a Brussels-based agency that was founded in 1992 by Kobe Matthys.



02.06 to 30.09.2012
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