INTERSECTIONS is the Yale Law School conference on art, justice, and the law.
This is the culmination of almost two years of concerted effort by law students to form a multidisciplinary space to apply art law to human rights and cultural heritage management issues, consider the uses of art and aesthetics in social and legal movements, and support artists of many kinds in producing or protecting work.
This year’s conference theme is Dialogues on Memory, Restitution, and Justice. Boundary-shifting lawyers, artists, practitioners, and activists join in conversation to grapple with some of the hardest questions at the intersection of art and justice.
exploring ways in which institutions and private and public actors participate in international debates about art with contested provenance or ownership to uncover truth and seek justice
conceptualizing “sites” of conscience broadly to include exhibitions, art, and law as places where memory is constructed and where it may be mobilized toward the goals of transitional justice
thematic gallery tour and keynote address are opportunities experientially connect the issues of memory, justice, and repatriation to art
bringing together lawyers, practitioners, artists, and activists to explore, connect, break bread, and imagine