17 October 2019
8.30am-6pm

The Art of Giving – Art law & philanthropy

The annual conference of the Art Law Foundation (ALF) and the Centre for Art Law (CDA), organised in partnership with the Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (GCP), will focus on the topic of philanthropy and art. More precisely, this conference will be divided into four themes: art philanthropists, philanthropic structures, art foundations and museums. It aims to study the sociological, cultural, tax and economic incentives of philanthropy and patronage for individuals and companies. Moreover, leading specialists will analyse the risks and success factors of philanthropic structures, the limits of succession law and the management of an artist’s estate, as well as the evolution of a donation and the contractual obligations of museums.

Alex Katz, Beach Stop © Alex Katz / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Among the confirmed speakers we will be pleased to welcome Philippe Bertherat (FONDAMCO), Professor Jan Blanc (University of Geneva), Dominique Favre (Supervisory authority of foundations in western Switzerland), Grazyna Kulczyk (Muzeum Susch), Peter Nobel (Nobel & Hug), Professor David Sander (University of Geneva), Arnaud Cywie (Borel & Barbey), Etienne Jeandin (Jeandin & Defacqz), Professor Xavier Oberson (University of Geneva), Dorothea Strauss (La Mobilière), Catherine Othenin-Girard (Fondation Leenards), Tobia Bezzola (MASI), Professor Luc Thévenoz (University of Geneva), Yann Hendgen (Fondation Zao Wou-Ki) and Bernard Fibicher (Musée des beaux-arts Lausanne).

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