2015

'Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction', installation view, North & South Galleries, White Cube Bermondsey, 25 November 2015 - 24 January 2016. Photo © White Cube (George Darrell)
Friday Dispatch 18 Dec 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, curated by Barry Schwabsky, at White Cube Bermondsey, London

For those of you not sensibly leaving town for the holidays, the next week or two offers the opportunity to take a more leisurely approach to getting round town to…

News 11 Dec 2015 By teamcas

Contemporary British Masterpieces for our Collections: A New Scheme to Acquire Great Works

The Great Works scheme, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, aims to address the absence in museums across the UK of works by British contemporary artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years.

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD, installation view, Cabinet, London, 16 October - 28 November 2015. Image courtesy the Artist and Cabinet, London.
Friday Dispatch 4 Dec 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD, at Cabinet, London

Mark Leckey’s new film showing at Cabinet Gallery was premiered earlier this autumn at the BFI Film Festival in London. Leckey won the Turner Prize in 2008, and is an…

Michael Craig-Martin, 'Untitled (light bulb)', 2014, acrylic on aluminium, 300 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery.
CAS Recommends 1 Dec 2015 By teamcas

December 2015

Catch the Turner Prize in Glasgow with shortlisted artist Janice Kerbel, whose work we have just purchased for Bury Art Museum. In London, the Serpentine Gallery is holding Michael Craig Martin’s first solo exhibition in the capital since 1989.

Alasdair McLuckie, 'Untitled', 2015, Woven and embroidered glass seed beads on wool, 51 x 38cm. Image courtesy the artist and Siegfried Contemporary.
Artist to Watch 27 Nov 2015 By Christine Takengny

Alasdair McLuckie

McLuckie is creating a new story for the craft of beading whilst also developing his own practice.

Richard Rigg, Song, 2014, three leaves, black tubing, diaphragm pump, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist and Workplace London.
Friday Dispatch By Caroline Douglas

Richard Rigg, Reoccurring Rose Garden, at Workplace London

I’ve been having a lot of conversations, these last few weeks, about how to negotiate a world that seems dominated by event-driven enthusiasm for art fairs, versus the old fashioned gallerist’s ‘craft’ of nurturing a stable of artists and presenting considered, coherent gallery exhibitions that introduce bodies of new work.

Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough with Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA). Image: Tom Horak
News 23 Nov 2015 By Marcus Crofton

Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough Win The £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2015

Sutcliffe and Eatough will create a film based on the first and last chapters of Anthony Burgess’ Enderby novels, premiering for the centenary of the author’s birth in 2017.

Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, still, 2012, nine channel HD video projection, dimensions variable, duration 64 minutes. Photos: Elísabet Davids, Sound: Chris McDonald, Video: Tómas Örn Tómasson. © Ragnar Kjartansson; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.
Friday Dispatch 13 Nov 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, at The Vinyl Factory Space, London

Take the time to visit the exhibition of Ragnar Kjartansson at the Brewer Street Car Park in Soho, as music and architecture create a rare emotional charge; an aspect typical of this…

Nicholas Byrne, Finish your sentence, installation view, Vilma Gold, London, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold, London. Photo: Mark Blower.
Friday Dispatch 6 Nov 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Nicholas Byrne, Finish your sentence, at Vilma Gold, London

In approaching the work of Nicholas Byrne, one must first and foremost consider the physicality of his paintings. Yes, they do feature elements of figuration: isolated heads, disembodied lips and…

Mark Flood, Egyptian Alley, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 228.6 x 182.9 cm. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art
Friday Dispatch 30 Oct 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Mark Flood, American Buffet Upgrade, at Modern Art, London

How to write about Mark Flood? He has created a space from which to be critical of the world, and the art world, that is so slippery it’s incredibly enjoyable to observe.

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