Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

The aim of the Centre is to develop a lively research community for graduates and staff working and researching in the field of contemporary art. Since its establishment in 2008 we have organised a diverse programme of workshops, conferences, reading groups and exhibition visits, as well as an on-going series of invited artists' talks. One of the central objectives of the Centre is to provide a workshop-like forum for participants to present and debate 'work in progress', as well as to foster interdisciplinary exchange with other institutions outside UCL.

Further information on the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

All events take place from 6pm in Seminar Room 3 and 4 at UCL History of Art Department, 20 - 21 Gordon Square, London  WC1H 0AG unless otherwise noted.

Working Worlds conference Saturday 16th May, call for papers

Autumn 2014 Programme

Date Subject Content
Thursday 9th October

Devin Fore, Princeton University

Lucy Raven, Artist and Filmmaker

Stephanie Schwartz, UCL

Seeing Double: A Symposium on Old and New Technologies
Monday 13th October
Artist Talk
Artist's talk with Sue Williamson
Saturday 11th Ocober
Alexander Kluge at UCL
Monday 3rd November
Gallery Visit and Panel Discussion

Gallery Tour of Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963-2010 at Tate Modern, 8.30am

Painting, Politics, Persona: What Polke Means today? Panel Discussion, Tate Modern, 6.30pm

Further details

Tuesday 11th November
Film Screening and Conversation with Ronnie Close

Screening of Serious Games, a new film by Ronnie Close. Filmed in Brazil during the recent World Cup, Serious Games explores the intersection of football, media and politics. The film builds on Close's More Out of Curiosity (2012), an examination of Ultra football fans in Cairo. The screening will be followed by conversation with Stephanie Schwartz.

6pm, Bedford Way G03

Tuesday 2nd December
 Research Workshop, Organized by Sevan Injejikian and TJ Demos New Media and Conflict in the Middle East

Previous Programmes