How art and law can work together beyond the marketplace

Sonia Katyal co-writes for Hyperallergic, Jan. 12, 2017

there are examples where lawyers and artists must work closely together, like the legal defense team for Steve Kurtz, the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) member. His antiwar projects exploring the public health impact on germ warfare programs led to his illegal detention in 2004 by the FBI and the confiscation of his work in the name of national security. The legal case, which was settled in 2008, succeeded in pushing back against the excesses of the USA Patriot Act passed by an anxious Congress.