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Jonathan Watkins
Audio 10 Apr 2014

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…

Cover for the Contemporary Art Society Report 1948
Annual Reports 2 Mar 2014

Annual Reports

This page contains downloads for the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Reports and Accounts (as searchable pdfs wherever possible) alongside selected leaflets about the Contemporary Art Society.  To download Contemporary Art…

The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old: Contemporary Art & Archaeology from the Stone Age of the Present, installation detail, curated by Tom Morton at The Collection and Various Venues, Lincoln UK, in 2013. Photo credit: David Rowan
Audio 26 Feb 2014

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.

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. Photo: Joe Plommer
Films 13 Feb 2014

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.

Laure Prouvost discusses her work at the Contemporary Art Society as part of the DISPLAYS programme at 59 Central Street on 12 December 2013 (photo: Joe Plommer).
Films 13 Dec 2013

DISPLAYS Artist Talk: Laure Prouvost (12 December 2013)

Laure Prouvost discussed her work at the Contemporary Art Society on 12 December 2013.

Annual Award 2013 winners with Contemporary Art Society Director Caroline Douglas, Chairman Mark Stephens, and award presenter Mark Wallinger. Photo: Joe Plommer
Films 19 Nov 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).

Ann Elliott  and Marguerite Nugent discuss The Eric & Jean Cass Gift, 2013, photo: Joe Plommer
Films

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…

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.
Films 13 Nov 2013

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…

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…

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