17 June 2022 | Kunst & Recht - Art, guarantees, NFTs and more


The annual conference Kunst & Recht during Art Basel will have its comeback this 17 June after a two-year break due to the pandemic. Right in front of the world's most renowned art fair at Congress Center Basel MCH Messe Basel, a variety of speakers will discuss a wide range of issues including appropriation art, online sale platforms and NFTs, cancel culture and the new Swiss commission for cultural property looted during the Second World War.


I will have the pleasure to discuss third party guarantees at auction. Interestingly, New York law has recently been amended on this point. As a consequence, auction houses will no longer be required to disclose any financial interest in a lot. This highly topical subject as well as all other topics discussed that day will be part of a publication to be released at the end of the year.


The detailed conference programme is as follows:


  • Grusswort - Dr. Ines Goldbach, Director Kunsthaus Baselland

  • Intro: Copier, Créer - Die Aneignung in der bildenden Kunst als antithematische Behandlung - Dr. Peter Mosimann

  • Die Kreativität und das Unbewusste - Psychowissenschaftliche Aspekte künstlerischen Schaffens - Prof. Dr. Volker Dittmann

  • Digitalisierung auf den Kunstmärkten - Online-Plattformen und NFTs als Paradigmenwechsel? - Dr. Bertold Müller, Christie's

  • Cancel Culture - hat eigentlich das Recht etwas dazu zu sagen? - Prof. Dr. Felix Uhlmann

  • Third Party Guarantees - Dr. Anne Laure Bandle

  • Unabhängige Kommission für während des Nationalsozialismus gestohlene resp. verfolgungsbedingt entzogene Kulturgüter? - Prof. Dr. Markus Müller-Chen

  • Die Kunstversicherung - Prof. Dr. Pascal Grolimund

Full programme and more information is available here.