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.

Summer 2015 Programme

Date Subject Content
Friday 8th May
Sergio Martins


5pm, Seminar Room 6

Saturday 16th May

Working Worlds

10am - 6pm

Thursday 4th June
Petra Lange-Berndt in Conversation with artist Klara Hobza

Petra Lange-Berndt in Conversation with artist Klara Hobza (Berlin): 

Diving Through Europe

Whitechapel Gallery

further details t.b.c.

Spring 2015 Programme

Date Subject Content
Friday 13th March
Artist's Talk

Artist's talk with Zanele Muholi, renowned South African photographer and visual activist.

poster for the event

Friday/Saturday 13/14th March
Symposium: Abstract Art and Society
Two day symposium organised jointly by CSCA and Whitechapel Gallery relating to themes in the exhibition Adventures of the Black Square
Tuesday 17th March
Hannah Feldman, Columbia University

Yto Barrada's Model

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's Talk
Artist's talk with Sue Williamson
Saturday 11th October
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