Three Curatorial Fellowship Opportunities generously supported by Arts Council England
The Contemporary Art Society and the Whitechapel Gallery are delighted to offer three curatorial fellowships providing a unique opportunity to undertake substantial research into public collections in England.
Press Release: First artists-in-residence for North West Cambridge development appointed
Over the next 20 years Cambridge University will undertake the greatest planned expansion in its 800-year history. ‘North West Cambridge’, an urban extension to the city of Cambridge, will be a sustainable, high quality development that aims to cultivate a mixed academic and urban community.
Press Release: Contemporary Art Society Awarded Major Funding by Arts Council England Strategic Support Fund
The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce that Arts Council England (ACE) has awarded a grant of £211,000 to support three curatorial fellows to work on a series of displays at the Whitechapel Gallery. The displays will be accompanied by a touring exhibition, related talks and events, and a publication of essays by each curatorial fellow.
CAS Recommends eight public or non-profit exhibitions in the UK this April.
Hobson’s Choice – Pedro Reyes at Lisson Gallery
Pedro Reyes has taken hundreds of guns seized by the government in the city of Ciudad Juarez in the North of Mexico, and transformed them into sculptural musical instruments that are installed throughout the gallery, alongside collages where machines of war and musical instruments are combined.
As part of our continuing Artist to Watch series we are pleased to introduce you this month to the practice of artist Rose Wylie.
Hobson’s Choice – Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Corvi-Mora
Lynette Yiadom Boakye is a British artist of Ghanaian descent living and working in London who creates un-heroic portraits of sitters and figures in landscapes – mostly dark skinned – drawing on the compositional and painterly conventions of nineteenth and twentieth century Western portraiture.
60 Seconds with our PROJECTS Artists – PROJECT 01: Stephen Nelson
The Contemporary Art Society spoke to Stephen Nelson about his installation of works at the Contemporary Art Society from 11 January – 28 March 2013.
Hobson’s Choice – Eddie Peake at White Cube
Eddie Peake is an artist who has become fashionable over the past couple of years – despite still being a student at the Royal Academy Schools – for a multi-faceted practice that ranges across photography, painting, neon sculpture and performance.
The Contemporary Art Society raises over £240,000 at Annual Gala
We are delighted to announce that the Contemporary Art Society’s 2013 Annual Fundraising gala – WANDERLUST, sponsored by Boucheron – held last Wednesday evening was a huge success!
Hobson’s Choice – Jeff Keen at Kate MacGarry
May I urge you all to go and see the new exhibition that has just opened at Kate MacGarry gallery, which provides the opportunity to become acquainted with one of the most significant – and underappreciated – British artist-filmmakers of the post-war period, Jeff Keen, who sadly died last year.