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Histories of Race, Histories of Colour: A panel discussion in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) – 7/2/2017

Histories of Race, Histories of Colour: A panel discussion in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) – 7/2/2017

Histories of Race, Histories of Colour was a fascinating informal panel discussion that took place on 7 February in IAS Common Ground. The event was organised on behalf of CSCA by Levi Prombaum, a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art, UCL. Dr. Mechthild Fend, Dr. Natasha Eaton, alongside visiting research fellow Dr. … Continue reading

Bodily Matters: An interdisciplinary conference in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) – 7-8/7/2016

Bodily Matters: An interdisciplinary conference in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) – 7-8/7/2016

The Bodily Matters conference took place over two days, organised by Dr. Gemma Angel on behalf of the Institute of Advanced Studies and the CSCA it was packed full of life, ethics and as the title suggested, bodily matter. The first day was split into three sections collectively grouped under themes of bodily remains; fluids, the … Continue reading

Proust Project: A Conference on Proust and the Image – 11/6/2016

Proust Project: A Conference on Proust and the Image – 11/6/2016

On 11th June 2016, the Institute of Advanced Studies and the UCL Centre of the Study of Contemporary Art organised an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of Proust and the Image. The one-day event intentionally shifted attention away from the familiar subject of Proust and photography and instead examined the significance of Proust’s little known … Continue reading

Reality Check: A symposium on art, psycho-politics and the limits of community – 19/3/2015

Reality Check: A symposium on art, psycho-politics and the limits of community – 19/3/2015

Questions such as what does it mean to be political were at the heart of the one-day symposium Reality Check at the CSCA on 19 March 2016. Organised by lecturer Larne Abse Gogarty and PhD candidate Giulia Smith, the afternoon interrogated the possibilities and limits that Marxism encounters when allied with Psychoanalysis in art historical … Continue reading

Valie Export, “Invisible Adversaries” – Film workshop and discussion – 8/3/2015

Valie Export, “Invisible Adversaries” – Film workshop and discussion – 8/3/2015

  Invisible Adversaries by Valie Export was screened and discussed by CSCA participants on 8 March 2016. Described by the Austrian artist as ‘psychic science fiction,’ and premiered in 1976, Invisible Adversaries was Export’s first feature length film [1]. Export had adopted the name of a cigarette brand to launch her career as a feminist … Continue reading

Playing Games: Power and Pleasure in Art After the Internet – 5/3/2016

Playing Games: Power and Pleasure in Art After the Internet – 5/3/2016

Organized by Briony Fer and Cadence Kinsey and sponsored by the UCL Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art and JFIGS, this one-day symposium engaged with relationships between art, technology and society from the last five years. With participating artists, art historians and curators transcending the immaterial, post-medium vocabularies of the Internet, the conference sought … Continue reading

Isabella Rossellini “Green Porno” – Film workshop and discussion -23/2/2016

Isabella Rossellini “Green Porno” – Film workshop and discussion -23/2/2016

On the 23rd of February 2016, the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art screened the acclaimed series of films on animal reproduction, Green Porno. As a part of its environmental programme, the Sundance Channel commissioned Green Porno—premiered in 2008 at the Sundance Festival—in a short format specifically designed to be watched online and on … Continue reading