Ben Rivers Ah, Liberty! (2008) 16mm anamorphic / B&W / sound 20 minutes.  Images from Ah Liberty!  (2008) courtesy the artist and  Kate MacGarry, London.
Audio 24 Jun 2015

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.

Anthea Hamilton, Leg Chair (2012), Acrylic, brass, plaster, wax, sushi nori, rice cakes Image courtesy the artist and Firstsite, Colchester Photo: Douglas Atfield
Audio 27 May 2015

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.

Jonathan Watkins
Audio 10 Apr 2014

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…

The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old: Contemporary Art & Archaeology from the Stone Age of the Present, installation detail, curated by Tom Morton at The Collection and Various Venues, Lincoln UK, in 2013. Photo credit: David Rowan
Audio 26 Feb 2014

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.

Audio 24 Sep 2013

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…

David Douard, 5ICK S4LIVA (vegetativ-them), 2013, plaster, resin, ink, wood, metal, fake flowers, iPod, sound work on headphones, 200 x 80 x 80 cm, unique.
Audio 18 Sep 2013

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…

Naum Gabo, Linear Construction in Space No. 1, 1942. Courtesy the artist and Brian Smith.
Audio 27 Jun 2013

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…

Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Conflict within the Organization, 2010, screensaver, installation view at the Contemporary Art Society 2013, duration 6.48 minutes, © the artists. Photo: Joe Plommer
Audio 19 Jun 2013

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…

Contemporary Art Society, 59 Central Street, London EC1V 3AF. Photo: Joe Plommer
Audio 23 May 2013

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…

Dr Glenn Adamson. Photograph Thierry Bal.
Audio 22 May 2013

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.

Tsang Kin-Wah, Ecce Homo Trilogy I. Installation view at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong), July 2012. Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries
Audio 7 May 2013

Seminar – International Focus: Hong Kong with Philip Dodd (7 May 2013)

We are delighted that Philip Dodd will share his specialist insight into Hong Kong and China’s dynamic contemporary art scene and its evolution in recent years.

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