Virtual studio visit with John Akomfrah, 10 September 2020
John Akomfrah discusses his upcoming show at Lisson Gallery, the events of 2020 including the BLM movement and the climate emergency, and the importance of museums to remain ethical above all else.
Virtual studio visit with Isaac Julien, 26 June 2020
Julien generously allowed extracts from Lessons of the Hour, 2019 to be shown, one of his most recent projects which focuses on the visionary African American writer, abolitionist and freed slave Frederick Douglass.
Virtual Patron studio visit with Dorothy Cross, 12 June 2020
Dorothy showed us some of her most recent work and talked about how living in such a wild location influences her practice.
Black Lives Matter – Resources for Arts Professionals
A set of resources that address the decolonisation of public collections in the UK and around the world.
Virtual studio visit with Denzil Forrester and in-conversation with the artist and Caroline Douglas, 13 May 2020
Held on Zoom on 13 May 2020, the CAS hosted a live studio visit with Denzil Forrester at his Cornwall studio, followed by an in-conversation between the artist and CAS Director…
Annual Conference: Re-Writing the Canon?
Held at The Courtauld Institute of Art on 14 May 2019 The 2019 CAS Annual Conference brought together scholars, curators and museum professionals to consider significant recent initiatives in collecting, exhibitions and display,…
Annual Conference – The Virtual in Museums: Hot Medium?
Held at the National Gallery on 10 May 2018 The Contemporary Art Society’s 2018 Annual Conference explored the rapid development of digital imagery in the artistic realm and its representation…
Artist Talk: Dineo Seshee Bopape, 22 March 2018
The Contemporary Art Society acquired her work for the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne through the Collections Fund at Frieze and she spoke about her work with Brian Cass, Head of Exhibitions from the museum.
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…
Annual Conference – The Museum as Battlefield: Alternative Models of Museum Practice
Held at the British Museum on 2 May 2017 The 2017 Contemporary Art Society Annual Conference examines radical strategies that museums around the world are deploying to rethink the way they display…
On Space and Sound: Study Day for Displaying, Collecting and Preserving Sound Pieces
Focusing on different aspects of displaying, collecting and preserving sound pieces.
National Network Case Study Day: Public Engagement, Community Building, Citizenry and Use Value
Centred around the ongoing discussion towards the reimagining of art institutions, this Case Study Day examined the ways in which museums and galleries can become active civic agents and spaces operating within society.