The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech will mark five years since the completion of its $100 million building with a performance that merges the newest technological marvels and centuries-old tradition.The center’s 2018-19 season includes a celebratory gala in which members of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra perform on stage with world-famous opera diva Maria Callas.If you’re an opera fan, your eyebrows might have just met your hairline. Callas, considered one of the 20th century’s most-renowned sopranos, and a glamorous, larger-than-life celebrity to boot, died in 1977 at age 53.She has joined the ranks of Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson and Elvis as a performer making posthumous “appearances” via hologram. Although in all those cases, using the term “hologram” is a trifle misleading. The figure, created through a combination of live footage and computer animation, is projected onto a transparent screen in a 21st-century update of 19th-century … [Read more...] about Arts & Extras: Moss Arts Center to celebrate 5th birthday with high-tech opera performance
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by The artist’s work has been canonized, and feminist slogans are enshrined on T-shirts, but where does that leave her? A retrospective at the Jewish Museum takes us on her journey. BySophie Haigney Nov. 6, 2018 “ This doesn’t especially seem to bother Ms. Rosler. Her conceptual photography and video art were as disruptive as they were influential, and her politics — she’s a self-described socialist feminist and anti-militarist — have long existed outside of the mainstream. But her work has been canonized by museums and galleries, and feminist slogans are enshrined on T-shirts. “The negative is that you become, shall we say, depoliticized,” she explained. On the other hand, Ms. Rosler now has a wider audience. So where does that leave Ms. Rosler? Carrying on as she … [Read more...] about Martha Rosler Isn’t Done Making Protest Art
I recently received a well-written post from Smart & Biggar/Feherstonhaugh in Toronto reminding me that a publication by the inventor only shields a later third-party publication from being a bar if the second publication was derived from the inventor and a Canadian application – not a U.S. application—is filed by the inventor within a year of the inventor’s publication.This is not the same as the AIA provisions that allow a publication by the first inventor to avoid the prior art effect of a second publication of the invention, made by a third-party, so long as the first inventor files anywhere within a year of his/her publication.You can find the entire post here. … [Read more...] about Canada’s ‘’Sister” Prior Art Law Differs From Ours, Eh!
There is nothing particularly surprising in the recent Fed. Cir. decision of Innovation Toys v. MGA Entertainment, App. No. 2010-1290 (Fed. Cir. March 21, 2011), which reversed a District Court finding of unobviousness, except that the District Court had erroneously found that a key piece of prior art – an 80’s electronic chess-type laser game, was nonanalogous art to the patent-in-suit on a 3-dimensional laser-target board game. Nonanalogous art decisions are rare, so this is an opportunity to revisit what is, after all, an important part of the Graham v. Deere test for obviousness. Graham v Deere requires that the differences between the claimed invention and the relevant art be considered in resolving obviousness. The key word here is “relevant art,” and how far afield examiners and courts can travel to find it.Most commentators concluded that KSR further weakened the practical usefulness of this test, with the language that the POSA might be led … [Read more...] about Innovation Toys And Analogous Art – Defender Against Hindsight?
Since its launch in 2002, Art Basel in Miami Beach has become what many consider the most prestigious and influential art fair in the Americas. The 2014 fair saw more than 70,000 international visitors descend on Miami for the four-day event, and the 2015 edition promises to surpass that figure, with 267 galleries from 31 countries exhibiting an estimated $3 billion worth of contemporary art from December 3 to 6. Investors and collectors from many Latin American countries, as well as from many other parts of the globe, come to the fair annually and many buy substantial artworks. Many such Latin Americans and other collectors who own real property in the U.S. (typically Miami) often also want to keep their art in the U.S. These collectors need to be aware of and properly navigate a host of special tax issues and rules, or risk facing a very significant and sometimes unexpected tax burden. The Impact of Taxation on Non-U.S. Resident CollectorsNon-U.S. resident1 collectors should know, … [Read more...] about Art Basel: Tax Ramifications for American and International Art Collectors