COPYSHOP is closed in Knoxville TN USA. We are packing everything up and moving again. Please keep watching for updates on other shops and upcoming news about the Art Gallery of Knoxville. Thank you for an amazing year. To everyone who visited and worked with us - you are the greatest!

Adventures In Illegal Art

November 12, 2008
5:00 pmto7:00 pm


“Adventures in Illegal Art: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland” with Mark Hosler a founding member of Negativland, at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Wednesday November 12, 5pm.

Presented by Students for the Study of Law & Culture at the University of Tennessee in collaboration with COPYSHOP. Free and open to the public.

Pioneers of “culture jamming” (a term they coined way back in 1984), the group Negativland have lead and defined movements against traditional copyright for decades. They became a critical, high profile example in the copyfight movement when U2 (the group with Bono) sued the band to prevent a Negativland release titled U2.

In 2003, members of Negativland were asked by Lawrence Lessig to help write a new kind of copyright license for Creative Commons. This collaboration resulted in the “Sampling License” - a license that allows people to create collage art and “mash-ups” (as well as other art forms based on re-used materials) from licensed works.

COPYSHOP has invited Mark to help us celebrate the end of COPYSHOP in Knoxville. Please join us for his talk at the Knoxville Museum of Art at 5pm!

Sonic Outlaws (with door prize)

November 6, 2008
5:15 pmto7:15 pm

In conjunction with Students for the Study of Law and Culture, at the University of Tennessee, we are excited to present Sonic Outlaws by Craig Baldwin! It will be shown at the College of Law, Nov 6, room 135 at 5:15pm.

Open to everyone! Five lucky visitors will receive copies of the Sonic Outlaws DVD from Craig. Visit early to get a spot.

Let’s talk about COPYSHOP!

November 3, 2008
6:00 pmto9:00 pm


The University of Tennessee, College of Law - with Students for the Study of Law and Culture - will host a talk with AGoK and Superflex on November 3 - at 6pm (room 132).

This talk will give us a chance to talk about Copyshop, consider the work of Superflex and AGoK, and make plans for the future. Please come see us!

The Original C Plus System


Photos of The Original C Plus System in Knoxville. Thanks for all the copies and new originals created by students from the University of Tennessee.

The manual is online! Download, copy, construct.



September 12, 2008 6:00 pmtoOctober 31, 2008 6:00 pm

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The group TotemCollective has designed a new set of furniture for COPYSHOP. TotemCollective will be working in Knoxville this September - contact The Art Gallery of Knoxville to help TotemCollective and talk about The Original C Plus System.

The Original C Plus System is an open and modular shelving and seating system that will be launched at the COPYSHOP in Knoxville from September 12th - October 31st.

The ramification in the system symbolizes a modern world of collaboration and open culture going through the path from original to copy. The thought behind the design is to demonstrate the development of ideas and the variation of people involved in the process from original idea to the carrying out of the actual design. Therefore we will publish a public manual of how to create The Original C Plus System (TOCPS) on our website on September 12th for people interested in supporting our vision.

The Original C Plus System exhibition is supported by
Jørgen Christensen Snedkeri and Kvadrat.

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a (free) Quarterly Journal

art journal explosions

The first issue of a quarterly art journal, organized through regular meetings at COPYSHOP, has been released. “Explosions” is the topic - and it contains 140 pages of wonderful things. The journal itself can be reprinted and published by anyone for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. Download it online via: 

Considering Explosions (1)

Considering Explosions (2)

Public Collectors, July 2008

july collections

Public Collectors for July 2008 includes a retrospective of posters from the first three years of events at Knoxville’s Pilot Light (2000-2003), a selection from Marc Fischer’s collection of small press and self-published magazines, and a collection of records with repetitive titles from Bryan C. Baker.

See more photos on Flickr

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