Production still from 'Terms and Conditions'

Paula Cooper Gallery
521 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor
T: (212) 255-1105

CAREY YOUNG: Consideration
November 16-19, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, open at 10 am, preview reception 5-8 PM

Hosted by Paula Cooper Gallery, PERFORMA presents
Consideration, London-based artist Carey Young’s first solo exhibition in the US. It features a series of legally-enforceable contracts between artist and viewer.

Created in conjunction with a legal team, the text, video and performative works entice the viewer into agreements that explore notions of individual autonomy, freedom of speech and the social contract. Engaging participants in a series of contractual relationships, Young dissects the viewer’s experience of the exhibition, from accepting the exhibition invitation, to entering the exhibition space, to voicing an opinion about the works.

With legally-trained executives increasingly running movie studios, news agencies and universities, Consideration interrogates the legal ???lock down?? of contemporary cultural life and develops Young’s interest in legal structures, language and the performative.

Co-presented by Paula Cooper Gallery and PERFORMA.
With assistance from the British Council.

About the artist

About the legal team

Jaime Stapleton
Jaime Stapleton received a doctorate for the research into role of creative theory in the development of concepts of intellectual property and political economy in 2003. His book, Art & Invention, will be published by IB Tauris. He is currently Research Coordinator for the Intellectual Property Charter, at the Royal Society of Arts, London, and Researcher in Residence in Christiania, Copenhagen. Robert Lands
Robert is a London-based lawyer at the firm Finers Stephens Innocent LLP. He specialises in intellectual property, working with a wide spectrum of clients including visual artists, retailers, fashion designers and technology companies and handles IP, brand protection and commercial issues for brands ranging from the Queen’s perfumer to rock band Linkin Park. ABOUT
The Paula Cooper Gallery, the first in New York’s SoHo district, opened in 1968 with an exhibition benefiting the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, featuring some of the generations most important American artists. For more than thirty years since, the gallery’s artistic agenda has remained focused on, though not limited to, Conceptual and Minimalist art.