No Rules: negotiating art and deregulation

No Rules: negotiating art and deregulation

Saturday, October 22, 1pm–5pm

Cooper Union
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square, Lower Level 1

Art&Education is pleased to present NO RULES a conference at Cooper Union honoring the finalists of our 2011 Paper’s Prize, an initiative to support emerging scholars conducting innovative research on contemporary art. Art&Education Papers Prize is a co-organized by e-flux and Artforum.The conference will include presentations on possible links between deregulation—as an economic and cultural paradigm—running parallel to the rise of the post-studio condition. How has the economic frame of precarity and the ‘entrepreneurial’ impacted the ways in which we imagine the possible terrain of artistic production and reception?Please join us for presentations by our finalists for Art&Education Papers Prize to be followed by discussion with members of the selection jury. 

The 2011 Paper Prize Finalists:

Natilee Harren
Objects Without Object: The Artwork in Flux 

Nate Harrison
The Pictures Generation, the Copyright Act of 1976 and The Reassertion of Authorship in Postmodernity 

Yates McKee
Specters of Art 

The winner will be announced at the conference at Cooper Union on October 22, 2011.

The Selection Jury of the 2011 Paper Prize: 

Daniel Birnbaum, Director, Moderna Museet
Claire Bishop, Associate Professor of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tim Griffin, Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen
Suzanne Hudson, Co-founder and President of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians
Molly Nesbit, Professor Art History, Vassar College
Brian Kuan Wood, Editor, e-flux journal


Art&Education Papers Prize is an annual prize for emerging scholars and art historians. The winner and two-runners up are given the opportunity to present a 20-minute portion of their research at a conference with presentation from invited judges.

A&E Papers is a free contributor-driven platform, seeking to expand publication opportunities for art historians, theorists, curators, and artists, and to make papers more easily available to the public. You can follow our publication at Art&Education Papers.

We would like to extend special thanks to Saskia Bos, Suzanne Hudson, the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, and all the thoughtful contributions.

Art&Education welcomes submissions for ongoing publication on the website. Please submit articles by email to

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