History of Art



Summer 2012 Programme

Date Subject Content
Monday 23 April Lunchtime discussion with Allan Sekula

Lunchtime discussion with photographer and historian Allan Sekula.

For the past four decades, Sekula's work on the material geographies of capitalism has framed our conversation about photography's political potential. Sekula's presentation of his recent work will be followed by an open discussion with the audience.

Saturday 2 June

IRWIN/Neue Slowenische Kunst Conference

2 - 6.30pm

Archive as Strategy: Conversations about Self-historicisation across the East

Symposium - East Art Map: History is Not Given. Please Help to Construct It

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2, University College London, £5 (Free for UCL students and staff)

Spring 2012 Programme

Date Subject Content
Wednesday 25 January

The Arts of Occupation

Reading Group at the Bank of Ideas

6 - 8pm

The CSCA kicks off this term with a reading group addressing the role and place of visual culture in the Occupation movement. 
Tuesday 7 February
Gallery Visit: Rollo Contemporary Art The Body in Women's Art Now, Part III: ReCreation We will meet at the Rollo at 6pm to view the exhibition with Philippa Found,the exhibition's curator and the director of Rollo.
Wednesday 29 February

Museum Visit:

Alighiero Boetti 9am-10am Tate Modern

The CSCA invites you to a private viewing of Alighiero Boetti with curator Mark Godfrey. We will meet at the Staff Entrance to Tate Modern at 8:45.
Wednesday 7 March Film screening
A screening of Mike Kelley's Day is Done. Described by Kelley as a 'fractured feature-length musical', the film can perhaps be thought of as a culmination of Kelley's career-long fascination with folk entertainments and the iconography of American subculture
Saturday 17 March

Untitled (Labour)

Contemporary Art and Immaterial Production

Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium 2 - 6pm

This half-day symposium invites audience members to engage with international artists and academics to investigate current conditions of artistic production in relation to new forms of labour in the emerging global economy.

Confirmed speakers are Claire Bishop, Pascal Gielen, Carey Young, Stefano Harney, and Stewart Martin.

The event is organized by TJ Demos, Nora Razian, and Lauren Rotenberg.

Saturday 17 March Hanna Darboven Symposium
Pearson lecture Theatre, UCL 2 - 5.30pm

In conjunction with the exhibition of Hanne Darboven's work currently on show at the Camden Arts Centre, the symposium will discuss the work of this important conceptual artist. The themes and ideas discussed will also link to the work of Zoe Leonard, whose exhibition is coming up next at the Camden Arts Centre.

Speakers include: Jenni Lomax, Margaret Iversen, Briony Fer, Petra Lange-Berndt, Lynda Morris, Antoni Malinowski, Miriam Schoofs and Linzi Stauvers.

poster for the event (pdf)

Autumn 2011 Programme

Date Subject Content
Monday 17 October
Phyllida Barlow in conversation with Tamar Garb & Briony Fer

6 pm, Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street WC1E 6BT

Followed by a drinks reception in the Flaxman Gallery.

Friday 4 November
Group visit with the curator to FROM PALESTINE TO ISRAEL
Visit to exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms

Saturday 5 November
Idea Sharing Forum on Drawing 2 - 5pm, DRAWING ROOM, Tannery Arts, 12 Rich Estate, Crimscott Street, London SE1 5TE
A collaborative event organised by CSCA and The Drawing Room
Monday 14 November
Phil Collins: 'marxism today'

2 - 4pm, SR3&4, UCL History of Art Department

After a screening of Collins' marxism today (prologue), 2010, the artist will be 'in conversation' with Sarah James, followed by an open discussion and Q&A session about his work.

Tuesday 22 November Spectres:
Sven Augustijnen
Film screening and discussion with TJ Demos
Starr Auditorium,
Tate Modern
6.30 pm

Tuesday 29 November
Hillary Lloyd and Nick Cullian in Conversation

Film and video artist, and Turner Prize nominee Hilary Lloyd in conversation with Nick Cullinan, curator, Tate Modern.

6pm, Seminar Room 3 and 4

Tuesday 6 December Studio Visit: Nils Norman

91-92 Dean Street, W1D 3SY London

The event will begin at 6:00pm.

Tuesday 13 December Book launch and panel discussion

Jo Walker, author of Nancy Spero, Encounters, Ashgate, 2011, will be discussing her book and  its transformation from PhD to publication with Cadence Kinsey, Paolo Magagnoli, Stephanie Straine and Milena Tomic.

6.30 pm Seminar Rooms 3 & 4

This will be followed by a drinks reception, courtesy of Ashgate.