History of Art


CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art 2021-22

The Centre seeks to generate debate concerning those pressing questions facing the contemporary condition of art, as well as providing a valuable space in which to work through the complex trajectories of contemporary art's long history. Engaging with the work being done by postgraduate students and staff in the department, the Centre provides a place to think, theorise and historicise contemporary art, exploring what it has become in light of the complex global, historical, social and political aspects of its current expanded field.

Term 1 Programme 2021 - 2022 

Date & Time SubjectContent
Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 11.30amExhibition visit to LENORE TAWNEY @ Alison Jacques GalleryPlease email Danae Filioti for details danae.filioti.15@ucl.ac.uk
Wednesday 6th October 2021, 6pmAnnual CSCA Lecture - 'Eli Whitney, Serial Artist' - Pamela M. Lee (Online Event)Full details here. 
Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 5pmOrientations Workshop organised by Jackie Mabey and Louis Shankar Full details here. 
Tuesday 7th December 2021, 5pmDerek Jarman Word & Image (Online Event)

Full details here. 

Register here. 

Term 2 Programme 2021 - 2022  

Date & Time SubjectContent
Wednesday 23rd February 2022, 11amCSCA Exhibition Visit to Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child @ The Hayward, led by Briony Fer. 

Full details. 

To register, please email CSCA co-ordinator Danae Filioti.

Thursday 3rd March 2022, 10.30amHelen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty - Dulwich Picture Gallery Visit, led by Cora Chalaby

Full details. 

To register, please email CSCA co-ordinator Danae Filioti.

Tuesday 15th March 2022, 5.30pmGiulia Smith on Living Landscapes: Nature as Anti-Colonial Agent in Caribbean British Art (Tate Britain, London, to April 3 2022). 

Full details. 

Register here (online). 

Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 6pmA Conversation between Tamar Garb and Jo Ractliffe

Full details and registration here.

Term 3 Programme 2021 - 2022 

Date & Time SubjectContent
Tuesday 10th May 2022, 5pmOrientations II

Full details here. 

Thursday 19th May 2022, 6pmBriony Fer will be in discussion with Christine Macel, Chief Curator, Pompidou, co-hosted by the CSCA & Reuben and Maya Fowkes 'Collecting Central and East European Art in the 21st Century’Full details and registration here. 
Tuesday 7th June 2022, time TBC CSCA and Modern Art Oxford: Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe

The CSCA and Modern Art Oxford, are organising a hybrid symposium and walk-through to coincide with the exhibition Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe on the afternoon of June 7th, 2022, at Modern Art Oxford. Details to follow shortly.

Event organiser: Daisy Silver


Our previous programme archive can be found here.