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.
International Focus: Iraq with Jonathan Watkins (10 April 2014)
In August 2014 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. This year, in response to this important centenary, a wealth of cultural…
Emerging Trends: Contemporary Art & Archaeology with Tom Morton (25 February 2014)
In this talk, curator and contributing editor of Frieze Tom Morton discusses the recent preoccupation among contemporary artists with the artefacts of the distant past, and the real and imagined histories they summon up.
Spotlight on Contemporary Collectors: Commissioning Contemporary Art with Louisa Buck (24 September 2013)
Louisa Buck, art critic and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper, discusses the process and challenges for private collectors to commission contemporary artwork, from the initial invitation to an…
International Focus: Paris with Vincent Honoré, French Curator and Director of DRAF (18 September 2013)
We were thrilled to introduce the third edition in a new series of seminars looking at the very best of contemporary visual practice by geography. Our International Focus series outlines…
Seminar- Spotlight on Contemporary Collectors: Collections Patron Brian Smith in conversation (27 June 2013)
Contemporary Art Society Collections Patron Brian Smith discusses the development of his extensive collection of 20th century British art which he has been building for over 40 years. Amongst the highlights in…
Artist Talk: Pil and Galia Kollectiv (19 June 2013)
An artist talk by duo Pil & Galia Kollectiv who are currently showing in PROJECT 02: Verging on the Absurd, the second in our new series of displays showcasing work by our Artist…
Talk – Designing 59 Central Street by Architects Carmody Groarke (23 May 2013)
A talk by award-winning architectural practice Carmody Groarke at the Contemporary Art Society as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2013. Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke discuss how they worked with the Contemporary Art Society to…
Seminar – Emerging Trends: Craft & Design with Dr Glenn Adamson (21 May 2013)
Our popular Emerging Trends seminar series continues with a presentation by Dr Glenn Adamson, Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, focusing on the influence of craft and design on contemporary visual practice.