2016

Photo: Mariona Otero
CAS News 11 Mar 2016 By Marcus Crofton

£47,000 raised for museum acquisitions at the Artist’s Table with Goshka Macuga, hosted by Valeria Napoleone

Attendees included Chloé Creative Director Clare Waight Keller, artist Eva Rothschild and gallerist Kate MacGarry.

Steven Claydon, The Gilded Bough, installation view, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2016. © the artist, image courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photograph: Todd White, London.
Friday Dispatch 4 Mar 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Steven Claydon, The Gilded Bough, at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Steven Claydon’s new show at Sadie Coles, his second with the gallery, is the product of two years’ work. In the period since his last show here in 2012 he has shown in Los Angeles, Munich, Milan, Geneva and Bergen.

Hito Steyerl, Duty-Free Art, installation view, Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Image courtesy Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Friday Dispatch 26 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Hito Steyerl, Duty-Free Art, at Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Hito Steyerl’s current exhibition in Madrid offers the most comprehensive view to date of the work of an artist with arguably the sharpest analysis of our particular moment in history.

Sarah Lucas, YOKO, 2015. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ London. Photo by Julian Simmons
CAS Recommends 25 Feb 2016 By teamcas

March 2016

Sculptures from Sarah Lucas’ extraordinary show at the 56th Venice Biennale will be brought to the Soane Museum this month, the custard yellow of the drawing room having inspired the artist’s scheme at the British Pavilion.

John Piper, Dead Resort Kemptown, Brighton, East Sussex, 1939, oil on Canvas, 45.7 x 55.8 cm. Donated to Leeds Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society in 1941.
CAS News By Elea Himmelsbach

Retracing our steps: Creating a database of works

The Contemporary Art Society has been undertaking a major research project in which it has been digitising its rich history of acquisitions, bequests and gifts.

Detail from Gareth Nyandoro, Sneaker Rako Pano! (brand new second hand sneakers for sale!), 2015, Ink on paper, mounted on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary
Artist to Watch By Christine Takengny

Gareth Nyandoro

Nyandoro has developed a unique technique called ‘Kucheka cheka’ to create his large works that spill out of their two-dimensional frame and into installations on the floor around them.

Detail of Ruth Proctor, We Are All Under the Same Sky, 2015
Art Consultancy 24 Feb 2016 By Lanny Walker

First permanent artwork for the North West Cambridge Development installed

Ruth Proctor’s We Are All Under the Same Sky, installed at North West Cambridge Primary School, references no matter where on earth we are we have one thing in common.

Elizabeth Price, A Restoration (film still), 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
News By Marcus Crofton

CAS Annual Award Winner Elizabeth Price’s new work opens at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Daily Telegraph described the two-screen digital video as “the artwork of the year”

Sara Barker, Sea Heaves in a Glass, 2015, 114.5 x 139 x 22 cm. Courtesy the artist.
News By Elizabeth Brooke

Sara Barker work acquired for The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

At the boundary between sculpture and painting, Sea Heaves in a Glass, 2015, will be going on show at The Whitworth from 10 March 2016.

Narelle Jubelin, As yet untitled (Lina Bo Bardi, 1987), 2014, cotton on silk petit point, 37 × 33cm, framed. © the artist, Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, London. Photo: Francis Ware.
Friday Dispatch 19 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Narelle Jubelin, Flamenco Primitivo, at Marlborough Contemporary, London

Narelle Jubelin is an artist whose work has long been concerned with the way ideas transition through time and across continents.

Becky Beasley, ‘A Man Restored A Broken Work’, 2015, HD Video, 21 mins. Courtesy the artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 12 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Becky Beasley, Lake Erie from the Northwest, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Becky Beasley’s new show at Laura Bartlett Gallery brings together work from the last 12 years of her career.

Paul Nash, 'Sanctuary Wood', 1917. Watercolour and chalk on brown paper, 25.4cm x 35.6cm. Courtesy of Grundy Art Gallery
CAS News 11 Feb 2016 By Marcus Crofton

Lost work by Paul Nash to be the centrepiece of a new exhibit at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

This watercolour and chalk drawing has been recently been rediscovered having been lost for 40 years

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