Double Vision, special performances and events, held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 12 July 2014
Performances, screenings and installations throughout the Whitechapel Gallery celebrated the art of the magic lantern and the transition from still to moving image.
Contemporary Art Society and Whitechapel Gallery Symposium: The Best is Not Too Good for You, 15 May 2014
Held at the Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery on Thursday 15 May 2014, 14.00 – 18.00. How do we ascribe value and meaning to objects in our everyday lives? Taking applied arts…
DISPLAYS Artist Talk – Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (15 May 2014)
Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye talk with Contemporary Art Society director Caroline Douglas at the Contemporary Art Society on 15 May 2014. Showcasing new paintings we have recently purchased…
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.
DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Simon Fujiwara (30 January 2014)
Simon Fujiwara in conversation with Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies, Henry Moore Institute, with introduction by Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society on 30 January 2014.
DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Laure Prouvost (12 December 2013)
Laure Prouvost discussed her work at the Contemporary Art Society on 12 December 2013.
Elizabeth Price wins the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013
Elizabeth Price is the winner of the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013 with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art).
Marguerite Nugent and Ann Elliott discuss The Eric & Jean Cass Gift
From 16 October – 22 November 2013, a selection of Pop works donated to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, West Midlands, from The Eric & Jean Cass Gift will be on display…
The Eric & Jean Cass Gift – Niki de Saint-Phalle works donated to Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Eric and Jean Cass talk about the Niki de Saint-Phalle works they donated to Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow through the Contemporary Art Society. The Contemporary Art Society is delighted…
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…