Ben Rivers, Ah, Liberty!, 2008, 16mm anamorphic / black & white / sound, 20 minutes, edition 2/5. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London
News 23 Jun 2015 By Team

Two Significant Films by Ben Rivers Acquired For Royal Pavilion & Museum, Brighton & Hove, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

‘Ah, Liberty!’ (2008) and ‘Origin of The Species’ (2008) both capture contemplative portraits of individuals living at the margins of society.

Martin Boyce, Now I’ve Got Real Worry, For 129 Fear View Lane, You Are Somewhere Inside, White Disaster, 2000. Cranford Collection, London,  Toby Webster, Glasgow, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin. Photo: Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Gina Folly
Friday Dispatch 19 Jun 2015 By Team

Postcard from Basel

“Drinking from the fire hose” is the expression that springs to mind to describe the sensation of two days spent at Art Basel. It is the grandest of all the art fairs across the world, the quality, range and scale of the work is astounding; and each year the skies over Basel Mulhouse airport darken with the flocks (flights, squadrons?) of private jets bringing in starry collectors.

Image courtesy of Virginia Samper and Blanca Ulloa
Art Consultancy 18 Jun 2015 By teamcas

Anonymous Dancers to take over the Internet for the £5,000 Aspen Online Art Award 2015

The performers’ movements will represent the actions we repeatedly use when we go to visit both online and physical sites

Mikhail Karikis, 'Children of Unquiet', 2013-14, video still 01. Image courtesy of the artist
Friday Dispatch 12 Jun 2015 By teamcas

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015, London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation presents the work of the artists shortlisted for this year’s Daiwa Art Prize; Oliver Beer, Julie Brook and Mikhail Karikis. The winner was announced last night:…

Valeria Napoleone. Photo: Michael Leckie
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Major New Initiative to Support Female Artists in Public Collections Announced

The Contemporary Art Society and Valeria Napoleone, in partnership with Camden Arts Centre, will launch a major new initiative in April 2016, supporting the acquisition of significant works by female…

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk; Installation view, Serpentine Gallery (2 June - 13 September 2015); Image © readsreads.info 2015
Friday Dispatch 5 Jun 2015 By Team

Peter Davies RITES at The Approach & Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Verses After Dusk at The Serpentine Gallery

Just to mix things up a bit I am flagging not one but two shows this week.  Both are painting shows and both have opened in the last few days;…

George Shaw, The Boys All Shout For Tomorrow, 2014, Humbrol enamel on board, 56 x 74.5 x 5 cm. Copyright the Artist, courtesy Wilkinson Gallery, London. Photo: Peter White
Friday Dispatch 29 May 2015 By Team

George Shaw at Wilkinson Gallery, London

It is four years since we have had a chance to see a body of new work by George Shaw.  In 2011 he had an enormous solo show at Baltic…

X, installation view, 2015, Herald St, London. Image courtesy Herald St, London
Friday Dispatch 15 May 2015 By teamcas

X, curated by Sarah McCrory, at Herald St, London

Markus Amm, Josh Brand, Alexandra Bircken, Pablo Bronstein, Peter Coffin, Matt Connors, Matthew Darbyshire , Michael Dean, Ida Ekblad, Annette Kelm, Scott King, Cary Kwok, Christina Mackie, Djordje Ozbolt, Matt…

David Maljkovic, installation view, Sprüth Magers London, 10 April - 9 May, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers
Friday Dispatch 8 May 2015 By teamcas

David Maljkovic at Sprüth Magers, London

Given the focus on today as a very particular moment in this country’s political history, perhaps it is interesting to look at an artist for whom shifts, repetitions and rips…

 Richard Wentworth, Twenty Two Small Signs for the Lyric, 2015. Photo – Joe Plommer
News 5 May 2015 By Team

Commissioned Artworks by David Batchelor and Richard Wentworth Unveiled for the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Since the initial conception for the capital project there has been a strong desire to incorporate the work of contemporary artists and both commissions have been managed and curated by the Contemporary Art Society

Roger Hiorns, Untitled, 2015, copper sulphate on canvas, 31 x 25 x 3.5cm. Courtesy Corvi-Mora, London. Photography Marcus Leith, London.
Friday Dispatch 1 May 2015 By teamcas

Roger Hiorns at Corvi-Mora, London

Simplicity is a paradoxical thing. One becomes wary, with experience, of presuming that works that ostensibly operate in a straightforward way are as innocent as they seem. The more one…

Roman Signer, Slow Movement, installation view,The Curve, Barbican Centre, 4 March – 31 May 2015. Photo © Tristan Fewings / Getty Images
Friday Dispatch 24 Apr 2015 By Team

Friday Dispatch: Roman Signer, Slow Movement, at The Curve, Barbican, London

Roman Signer is not an artist over-familiar to UK audiences: he had shows at Camden Arts Centre in 2001 and Edinburgh’s lovely Fruitmarket Gallery in 2007, but shows far more regularly…

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