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Texas Contemporary 2019: Programming

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Legal Issues with Buying and Selling Art

Saturday, October 12 | 11:30am - 12:30pm, Location: Texas Contemporary Theater

Come learn the top three ways Artists, Gallerists, and Collectors can protect themselves during the art-buying process. Art Lawyer Sammetria Goodson will share real-life examples of disputes and ways to prevent (or at least reduce the likelihood of) the most common legal issues related to art sales.

Sammetria is an Attorney who works with Artists, Arts Organizations, Cultural Institutions, and Creatives. She focuses her practice on copyright, trademark, business formation, non-profit formation, contracts/transactional work, licensing, entertainment-related contracts, outside general counsel services, Art Law, Fashion Law, New Media Law, Entertainment, and Dispute Resolution/Litigation. She brings her experience in high-stakes corporate marketing and sales, a two-year judicial clerkship at the Trial and Motions Court level, heavy litigation practice, and transactional work with creatives to her practice at Goodson Law. Sammetria holds a BBA in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business and a BA in Art History from the College of Fine Arts - both from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s also a proud graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law.

How Postmodernism Made It Possible to Love Houston

Saturday, October 12 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: Texas Contemporary Theater

Houston’s coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s coincided with the glory days of architectural postmodernism, of which it was a capital. This talk surveys some of Houston’s postmodern masterpieces and explores the ways that theoretical postmodernism helped make the city intelligible, and even lovable, to natives and newcomers alike.

Kathryn E. O’Rourke is an architectural historian and associate professor of art history at Trinity University. She is the author of Modern Architecture in Mexico City: History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital, and the editor of O’Neil Ford on Architecture. O’Rourke serves on the executive committee of the Society of Architectural Historians and is vice-chair of the State Board of Review of the Texas Historical Commission.

Black Artists and Designers Guild: Fostering the Next Generation

Sunday, October 13 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: Texas Contemporary Theater

Join the Black Artists and Designers Guild and Houston-based designer and member Veronica Solomon for a conversation about the formation and success of the organization.

The Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) was founded in 2018 by Malene Barnett, an artist based in Brooklyn, NY to combat the lack of representation of Black talent and culture in the design industry. BADG is a global platform representing a curated collective of independent Black artists, makers, and designers across various art and design disciplines who are at the top of their respective fields. We strive towards creating an inclusive arts and design environment, through equity and inclusivity, by providing visibility and opportunities for our members. In addition, through our programming and events, we create dialogue, take action towards rewriting the narrative behind the misrepresentation of our ancestral legacy in design and bring awareness to the inequitable design culture.