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.

Summer 2019 Programme

Saturday 15 JuneSymposiumParatactics

Spring 2019 Programme

Saturday and Sunday 26-27 JanuaryConferenceAnni Albers and the Modernist Textile
Tuesday 19 FebruaryGroup sessionOne slide
Saturday 9 MarchSymposiumVirtual Spaces: Metaphor and Materiality
Tuesday 12 MarchFilmsSocial Movement Part II: A Selection of Films by Maya Deren and Helen Levitt

Autumn 2018 Programme

Tuesday 2 OctoberCSCA Second Annual Lecture
Darby English (University of Chicago)

Black As Well As White As Well As Blue: A Case Study

6pm Archaeology Lecture Theatre, 31-34 Gordon Square

Monday 8 October

Power Vertical: Politics and Aesthetics in the Global East

Launch event

Featuring art theorist and curator Kuba Szreder (Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw) in conversation with Peg Rawes (Professor of Architecture and Philosophy, Bartlett).

Full details at Power Vertical facebook

The Forum at UCL INstitute of Advanced Studies, 6pm

Wednesday 17 OctoberFilm Screening

Allan Sekula, Tsukiji (2001)

Deatils and registration at eventbrite

Wednesday 24 OctoberSyposium/Book Launch

Approaching the Sea: Allan Sekula's Fish Story. Organized and moderated by Stephanie Schwartz, speakers include: Steve Edwards, Tamar Garb, Jonathan Stafford and Andrew Witt. The event will take place at the IAS. More information and registration at eventbrite

Thursday 13 DecemberFilm ScreeningEadward Muybridge, Zoopraxographer by Thom Andersen

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