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Rina Banerjee, 'In turmeric Yellow, another world apart from ours, bathed in humans as resources, natural riches seated in natures warm throne, golden and delicious, encrusted in sugary plants and rambunctious animals waited, watched when small factories tired in the business of making money could not make me a mango' (2020). Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
26 May 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Collecting Practices and Acquisition Strategies

Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum Members and professionals.…

Yinka Shonibare, Earth, 2010. Purchased with assistance from Art Fund, the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Contemporary Art Society and the Friends of Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage, 2018
27 April 2021 Curator's CPD Programme, Talks & Events

Doing the Work: Interpreting Artworks

Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series for curators co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum…

Agnes Denes, 'Wheatfield – A Confrontation', 1982
15 April 2021 Talks & Events

CAS Consultancy Talk – Commemoration and Confrontation: Memorials as Political Acts

CAS Consultancy brings together artists, historians, architects, producers and curators to discuss the political issue of memorials in contemporary public space.

Children are Place-Makers
1 April 2021 Talks & Events

CAS Consultancy Talk: Children are Place-Makers

Presented as part of the new 2021 Cambridge Festival, Children are Place-makers is a discussion about the work of ArtScapers, a children-centric programme exploring the North West Cambridge Development through…

Matthew Krishanu, Corvus, 2019. Installation view at The Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London, 2019. Photograph by George Torode.
24 March 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Documenting Collections

Few resources are given to this area of museum work, and it has yet to become the subject of serious and sustained scrutiny in efforts to decolonise museums and root out racist museum practices.

Tacita Dean. A Bag of Air, 1995. 16 mm black and white film, optical sound, voiceover, 3 minutes. Installation view, At Altitude, 2018, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Photograph: Rob Harris. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society with assistance from the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and Arts Council of England, the Friends of the Towner, Eastbourne Borough Council. ©the artist
18 March 2021 Studio Visit

Online visit with Tacita Dean in her Berlin studio

Limited space available. Please RSVP to Meela@contemporaryartsociety.org to receive your private Zoom meeting link. Please join us on Zoom on 18 March when we shall be doing an online studio visit with…

Sonia Boyce, Six Acts, 2018, performance documentation at Manchester Art Gallery. Courtesy: the artist and Manchester Art Gallery; performer: Lasana Shabazz; photograph: Andrew Brooks
24 February 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work: Interventionist Practices

In this workshop we will consider the role of residencies and interventionist projects led by institutions and independent organisations.

Claudette Johnson, Standing Figure, 2017. Acquired by the CAS for Rugby Art Gallery and Museum through the Rapid Response Fund, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo: Andy Keate.
20 January 2021 Curator's CPD Programme

Doing the Work – Curation and Display: The Stories We Tell, the Knowledge We Produce

This first workshop in our ‘Doing the Work’ series will focus on curation and display in museums and galleries.

© Phyllida Barlow, courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
17 November 2020 The Artist's Table

The Artist’s Table – Phyllida Barlow

The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to present The Artist’s Table with Phyllida Barlow hosted by Russell Tovey This bespoke artist curated event will take place on Tuesday 17 November 2020. On a…

CAS Consultancy worked with the City of London to deliver Culture Mile in 2017
11 November 2020 Talks & Events

CAS Consultancy Webinar: Reclaiming the High Street

CAS CONSULTANCY: CULTURE MATTERS Webinars exploring the evolving role of art and culture in the public realm   PLEASE RSVP HERE Join CAS Consultancy as we examine how vacant high…

Rosalind Nashashibi outside The National Gallery, © The National Gallery, London
22 September 2020 Talks & Events

Virtual Studio Visit at The National Gallery and In-Conversation with Artist-in-Residence Rosalind Nashashibi and Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects Priyesh Mistry

Limited space available. Please RSVP to Meela@contemporaryartsociety.org to receive your private Zoom meeting link Please join us for an online in-conversation between the artist Rosalind Nashashibi and Priyesh Mistry,  Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary…

John Akomfrah at his London studio, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London
10 September 2020 Talks & Events

Virtual studio visit with John Akomfrah

Limited space available. Please RSVP to Meela@contemporaryartsociety.org to receive your private Zoom meeting link Please join us on Zoom on 10 September when we shall be doing a live studio visit with…

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