History of Art


CSCA: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art


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.

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.


Autumn 2019 Programme


Tuesday 22 OctoberFunding Advice SessionSeminar room 3, 4.30pm
Monday 28 OctoberThe Word Is ThenSeminar room 6, 5-8pm
Friday 1 November

Artist's Talk

Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya (Gluklya)

Jointly funded by CSCA and SSEES in collaboration with PPV (Perverting the Power Vertical: Aesthetics and Politics in the Global East)

5-8pm, IAS Forum

Monday 4 NovemberReading group

PPV #11: The Perils of Perversion in the Age of Populism

A PPV Reading Week Reading Group (PPV ReWeReGo) with Keti Chukhrov

Masaryk Room, SSEES, 1pm
Tuesday 19 NovemberDrawing Workshop 1

The Scribblers: Short papers on Rosemarie Trockel, Arshile Gorky and Adrian Piper followed by discussion.

Seminar room 6, 5-8pm

Tuesday 26 NovemberSteering Group meetingfollowed by artist's talk by Sidesel Meineche Hansen. TBC

Previous Programmes