Resources

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…

2 Sep 2013

DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Louisa Fairclough (21 February 2013)

The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to present Bore Song (2011), a moving image work by British artist Louisa Fairclough, which it recently donated to Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum….

Films 30 Aug 2013

DISPLAYS Curator Talk: David Hockney (13 June 2013)

Curator Helen Stalker of the Whitworth Art Gallery discusses the pervading influence of A Rake’s Progress,  Thursday 13 June, 19.00 The Contemporary Art Society recently gifted David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress (1961-3) to…

Ivan Seal, plemploted fowidead (2011), oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm. © the artist, courtesy the artist and Carl Freedman Gallery. Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 2012
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DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Ivan Seal (19 April 2013)

Ivan Seal in conversation with Harriet Loffler of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Friday 19 April, 19.00 “We see memory as this expanding architecture, rooms which open out on rooms – it’s…

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DISPLAYS Curator Talk: Phyllida Barlow (26 March 2013)

Curator Deborah Dean, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, discusses the work of Phyllida Barlow Thursday 26 March, 19.00 Phyllida Barlow is a central figure in the development of contemporary British sculpture….

Films 11 Jul 2013

DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Elizabeth Price (17 January 2013)

USER GROUP DISCO (2009) by 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price was recently gifted by the Contemporary Art Society to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. Bradford-born Elizabeth…

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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