Dr Jeremy Pilcher
Jeremy Pilcher is currently working with the artist Terry Duffy on the first installation in London, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival, of the abstract work ‘Monuments’. In addition, as part of Jeremy’s involvement with the editorial board of the organisation, 'Computers and the History of Art', he is putting together a volume of essays looking at the intersection of the law, real-time digital technologies and art.
Jeremy’s research builds on both his professional experience and academic qualifications in art history and art law. His work involves critically examining legal systems and organisations of capitalist accumulation. He has engaged with how art may invite judgements to be made about the actions and responsibilities of both people and companies. Jeremy locates the political force of art in the way it is able to open an awareness of the contingency of social bonds constructed by laws. He has also jointly published papers about online museums that engage with the intangible culture of indigenous peoples.
Jeremy started a legal career in New Zealand as a Crown prosecutor in Christchurch before moving on to work as a litigator for a top tier commercial law firm in Auckland. After he moved to England, Jeremy worked for the Insolvency Service, which is part of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and qualified as a Solicitor.