Re: Problems with Karma International Gallery, Zurich

From: Marco Poloni (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 05 2010 - 06:55:53 PST

Having had in the past a couple of issues with my own work, I am not
surprised. I know that unfortunately, the Swiss can sometimes be lax about
showing artists videos without prior consent, therefore without paying
artist fees. I would venture to say that for some galleries, it is
considered uncool to have to negotiate authorizations for every screening..
I would call KIG if they do not respond to your emails. Commercial galleries
are not at their best with email etiquette. Should they not be understanding
on the phone, you would be in a position to distribute broadly the case.

On 4 February 2010 20:18, C Keefer <email suppressed> wrote:

> Is anyone else having problems with Karma International Gallery, Zurich and
> their "Kino Karma" series, specifically, showing artists' work from DVDs
> without permission, and specifically AGAINST artist's stated wishes? They do
> not respond despite numerous messages.
> Karma International, Zurich run by
> Marina Leuenberger and Karolina Dankow
> It's disgusting when a gallery ignores a living artist's instructions and
> wishes. Another sleazy incident of the art world abusing experimental
> filmmakers' works?
> Also, can anyone confirm, did they contact Anthology and others and receive
> permission to screen from the Unseen Cinema set in their gallery?
> Also wondering if Marilyn Brakhage and Pat O'Neill have given permission
> for their works to be screened there?
> Cindy Keefer
> Center for Visual Music
> on behalf of Jordan Belson
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