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 2 Programme 2021
All events will take place on MS Teams.
|Date & Time||Subject||Content|
|Thursday 14th January, 7pm||Art Isn't Fair // Sekula Symposium|
|Tuesday 26th January, 4pm||Series of exploratory workshops on the topic of ‘Dimension’. First workshop: ‘MEASURE’|
|Tuesday 9th February, 4pm||Q&A with Cécile B. Evans|
|Tuesday 23rd February, 5pm||A Conversation with Patricia Hayes|
Tamar Garb will be in conversation with Patricia Hayes, Professor in Visual History & Theory in the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. This marks the recent appearance of the book she co- edited, ‘Ambivalent: Photography and Visuality in African History’ (Ohio, 2019). The conversation will look at theoretical and historiographical debates around photography and its histories in Africa with special attention to questions of the public, the source, the archive, colonial legacy and new readings of old images.
|Tuesday 9th March, 4pm|
Rethinking Folk Art
Rethinking Folk Art brings together a panel of early career scholars, Lucía Abramovich (San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, US), Sonali Gupta (Himalayan Institute of Cultural and Heritage Studies, Kullu Valley, India), and Gabriela Germaná (Florida State University, Florida, US), thinking critically about the term ‘folk art’ and how it has been applied, interpreted, and subverted over time and in different geographic and regional contexts. Abramovich, Gupta and Germaná will reflect on how they have engaged with this concept in their work and research in museums, academia, and communities of practice.
|Tuesday 23rd March, 4pm||Series of exploratory workshops on the topic of ‘Dimension’.|
Second workshop: tbc
|Tuesday 27th April, 6-7pm||CSCA/IAS book launch: On Boredom||Full details via the IAS website here.|
|Tuesday 4th May, 4pm||Talia Kwartler in conversation with Nell Andrew||This in conversation event will focus on Nell Andrew's recent book Moving Modernism: The Urge to Abstraction in Painting, Dance, Cinema.|
|Saturday 5th June 2021 - time TBC.||CSCA Conference - Citations||Call for papers|