2008-2009

Summer 2009 Programme

Date Subject Content
Wednesday
13 May
Talkshop Mark Godfrey, Tate curator, will talk about his installation of the new Arte Povera room at Tate Modern.  This forms the central gallery on Level Five which used to house the minimalist works by Andre Judd Morris and son.  He will discuss the issues that have arisen from this reconfiguration of the space and the major shift away from US to European (mainly) work. 
10.00am Tate Modern Level 5
Thursday
14 May
Talkshop TJ Demos, UCL History of Art, on The Politics of Sustainability:  Contemporary Art and Ecology.
At Whitechapel 7.00pm
Wednesday
3 June
Discussion Forum Possible and impossible sites of curatorial innovation and intervention.  A discussion forum focusing on critical debate surrounding the aspirations and effectiveness of the recent show Altermodern curated by Nicholas Bourriaud at Tate Britain (and other recent exhibitions).
Saturday
27 June
Public Launch of CSCA

A roundtable discussion with Molly Nesbit, Vasif Kortun, Maria Hlavajova and Boris Groys.
2-6.30pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Main Building, Gower Street, London  WC1E 6BT.

Programme of the event

Spring 2009 Programme

Date Subject
Content
Wednesday 21 Jan Talkshop

TJ Demos will talk about curating his recent show Zones of Conflict at the Pratt Institute New York.


Monday
9 Feb
Seminar Claire Bishop, The Graduate Center, New York, on Exhibiting the Social.
Wednesday
11 March
Writing Workshop This session will be led by Mark Edwards.
Wednesday
18 March
Talkshop Trish Lee and Bryony Bery will lead a discussion on shared concerns in their research.
Saturday
21 March
Symposium on Robert Mangold

This event is jointly organised by Parasol Unit and the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art.

2-5pm at Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, London

Autumn 2008 Programme

Date Subject Content
Wednesday
8 Oct
Talkshop

'Frieze and its dis/contents:  questioning contemporary art'

In this first discussion forum, we ask about the what? why? when? where? who? of contemporary art.  With the upcoming Frieze art fair looming, we discuss issues raised about the sites and spaces of display of art now and consider what possibilities exist for critical distance.

Wednesday
15 Oct
Film Screening Hiroshima Mon Amour
Monday
20 Oct
Conversation Silvia Kolbowski talks to Mignon Nixon and Tamar Garb
Wednesday
12 Nov
Writing Workshop This session will discuss the problems of writing about contemporary art now, different models of writing, and alternative sites for writing.
Wednesday
19 Nov
Talk Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin talk about their recent work at Paradise Row.  Everyone should make sure to see their show The Day Nobody Died at Paradise Row, which closes 26 Oct.
Wednesday
3 Dec
Conversation David Batchelor will talk to Briony Fer about his new book Colour, an anthology of writings that he has edited, published by the Whitechapel and MIT.

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