Artist Talk: Antonio Roberts

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Explore the tension between copyright and creativity in the work of Antonio Roberts in this new event

Bust of a boy, courtesy of Antonio Roberts

Artist Talk: Antonio Roberts

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Explore the tension between copyright and creativity in the work of Antonio Roberts in this new event

For many artists mass sharing, copying and remixing comes naturally as part of their practice. This copying comes in many forms, ranging from using and reusing existing images in a collage to adopting the style of an artist in the creation of new work.

This process of copying is burdened by a very complex and messy set of laws and social conventions which define and limit how we can use copying within our practices. These don't take into account exceptions or nuances, and place heavy importance on the scarcity of an object, which may not translate well into an increasingly digital world where an object's value comes from its ubiquity.

In this presentation Antonio Roberts will introduce you to his artistic and curatorial practice, with a focus on exploring the tension that exists between copyright and creativity, a tension which is complicated by digital technology.

This event is part of Concerning Photography: Photographic Networks in Britain (c. 1971 to the present). Tickets for the full day programme can be reserved by clicking here. Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place.

This conference will be held entirely online and is a collaboration between the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The Photographers’ Gallery.

Ticketing

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