The Freedom of Art in the Digital Era
Thu, October 22, 2009 – Fri, October 23, 2009, Symposium
What technological changes influence the freedom of art? How strong of a role do economic aspects play? What developments are evident for the future? And will these promote or hinder the freedom of art—or even endanger it? Can cultural workers recognize the demarcations carried out by lawyers and politicians? Where are the borders that also artists must respect? Is it even possible to determine these? The current situation will be presented from a trans-genre view. Cultural workers and lawyers, politicians and media representatives, university members and cultural managers will hereby enter into dialogue.

An event with contributions, including

Prof. Dr. Rupert Scholz Former Federal Minister of Defense, commentator on the GG art. 5 par. 3, Munich and Hamburg

Prof. Peter Weibel CEO ZKM | Karlsruhe

Hans-Joachim Otto Lawyer, MdB, Berlin / Frankfurt a.M., Chair of the Committee for Culture and Media in the German Federal Parliament

Prof. Dr. Michael Bielicky Media Art / Digial Media / Info Art, HfG Karlsruhe

Marc Lee Media Artist, CH-Eglisau / Canton Zürich

Iris Dressler Director Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Ulrike Reinhard Publisher, Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Jutta Brückner Film director, screenplay author, producer; director of the Film and Media Art section at the Academy of the Arts Berlin

Olaf Zimmermann Manager, German Culture Council, editor “Politik und Kultur,” Berlin

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Ladeur University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law
Organization / Institution
Karlsruher Forum für Kultur, Recht und Technik e.V.

ZKM ; Kulturamt der Stadt Karlsruhe ; TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe