Seminar IV - Kyungshin Park
The fourth seminar of DOOSAN Curator Workshop focused on the subject of authorship, an important topic for curators. In addition to artworks, the participants talked about the somewhat ambiguous aspects of copyrights that are essential to know in curatorial practice, such as proposals, exhibition prefaces, contribution articles, exhibition titles, and exhibition productions, and also discussed how such facets can be protected. Through various case studies and precedents, the workshop looked at ways of preparing contracts that are necessary in planning exhibitions, specifically focusing on the venue rental, request for production of works, as well as the transportation, insurance, and installation of art works. The participants were then invited to compose contracts that suit their own needs, examining the contents and expressions of the contracts based on the 11 standard contracts proposed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
In particular, the workshop took an in-depth look at the secondary productions such as copyright, translation, transcription, adaptation, and dramatization, as well as new issues in copyright related to the digital medium, such as database production and edited works. Moral rights and property rights were also investigated separately, and the workshop also talked about how copyright problems that can occur in planning an exhibition can be prevented.