Annual Conference: Re-Writing the Canon?
Held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on 14 May 2019 The 2019 CAS Annual Conference brought together scholars, curators and museum professionals to consider significant recent initiatives in collecting, exhibitions and display,…
Annual Conference – The Virtual in Museums: Hot Medium?
Held at the National Gallery on 10 May 2018 The Contemporary Art Society’s 2018 Annual Conference explored the rapid development of digital imagery in the artistic realm and its representation…
Artist Talk: Dineo Seshee Bopape, 22 March 2018
The Contemporary Art Society acquired her work for the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne through the Collections Fund at Frieze and she spoke about her work with Brian Cass, Head of Exhibitions from the museum.
This page contains downloads for the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Reports and Accounts (as searchable pdfs wherever possible) alongside selected leaflets about the Contemporary Art Society. Contemporary Art Society Annual Accounts…
Annual Conference – The Museum as Battlefield: Alternative Models of Museum Practice
Held at the British Museum on 2 May 2017 The 2017 Contemporary Art Society Annual Conference examines radical strategies that museums around the world are deploying to rethink the way they display…
On Space and Sound: Study Day for Displaying, Collecting and Preserving Sound Pieces
Focusing on different aspects of displaying, collecting and preserving sound pieces.
National Network Case Study Day: Public Engagement, Community Building, Citizenry and Use Value
Centred around the ongoing discussion towards the reimagining of art institutions, this Case Study Day examined the ways in which museums and galleries can become active civic agents and spaces operating within society.
Annual Conference: Reactivate the Collection
The 2016 conference looked at strategies including inviting artists to curate collections and innovative partnerships to open collections to new audiences through digital technologies.
CAS Talks — Ben Rivers, 23 June 2015
A fantastic opportunity to hear about the work of Ben Rivers in the artist’s own words. Rivers talks about several of his key works, in particular two films Ah, Liberty! and Origin of The Species from 2008.
CAS Talks – Anthea Hamilton, 26 May 2015
Following the Contemporary Art Society’s recent acquisition of two works by Anthea Hamilton for Hepworth Wakefield, and in advance of her first solo US museum exhibition at the SculptureCenter, New York in September, Anthea talks about her recent work.
CAS Talks—Public Art Forum: Art, Place and Community with Jonathan Rose, Principle Architect at Aecom, 19 May 2015 – 1 of 5
Whether part of a regeneration programme or on a green field site, today public art projects form a key part of any planning process. But how can artists and curators…