ET MON DROIT / 28th May - 11th July 2015 David Birkin, Etienne Chambaud, Jason File, Marco Godoy, Jill Magid, Carey Young.
6 Copperfield street
London SE1 0EP
Copperfield, London is pleased to present Et Mon Droit, an exhibition that explores the intersection between contemporary art and law.
Abstracted from the longer phrase Dieu et mon droit', the exhibition's title literally reads 'and my right'. Re-contextualising this heraldic motto which is commonly found on UK legal documents and coinage, the meaning of the phrase is subtly diverted. A similar form of repurposing can be found throughout the exhibition which focuses on contemporary artists' use of law and its convention as a medium with which to make work.
We live in a world of contractual obligations, disclaimers and conventions and yet here legality becomes a malleable substance; a form of creative material with vast potential.
While by no means exhaustive, Et Mon Droit is not limited to the presentation of written contracts; encompassing sculpture, performance, photography, installation and video.