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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

Simon Baker, “George Condo: Painting Reconfigured,” presentation and discussion – 24/11/2015

Simon Baker, “George Condo: Painting Reconfigured,” presentation and discussion – 24/11/2015

On November 24th the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art invited Simon Baker to discuss his recent book George Condo: Painting Reconfigured (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Baker – a UCL alumnus and the current senior curator of photography at the Tate Modern – returned to the History of Art Department to address both the … Continue reading

“The World Goes Pop” Tate Modern exhibition visit and walk through with curator Flavia Frigeri – 20/11/2015

“The World Goes Pop” Tate Modern exhibition visit and walk through with curator Flavia Frigeri – 20/11/2015

“Expanding Our Palate Beyond Campbell’s Soup” The Tate Modern’s current exhibition, ‘The World Goes Pop’ (17 September 2015 – 24 January 2016), attempts to move away from the conventions of Pop Art and explore how different cultures and countries contributed to the movement. This exhibition consciously departs from Pop Art’s iconic figures and instead showcases … Continue reading