2016

The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) 16mm film and video installation, five parts, various durations looped; and mixed media. Image courtesy of Yuki Yamamoto and Kate MacGarry, London.
CAS Recommends 9 Feb 2016 By teamcas

February 2016

It’s the North of England with the most exciting openings this month: Nathaniel Mellors debuts his Contemporary Art Society commissioned film in Preston, Ben Rivers shows in Manchester, KAWS at the YSP and Martin Parr in Wakefield.

Claire Hooper, Clay as Bread and Dust as Wine, installation view, Hollybush Gardens, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photo: Andy Keate.
Friday Dispatch 5 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Claire Hooper, Clay as Bread and Dust as Wine, Hollybush Gardens, London

“This show is an example of what galleries do at their very best: offering the opportunity for an artist to experiment in a substantial way, to develop and grow their practice, to take risks. Which in this case, in my humble opinion, has paid off handsomely.”

Chiara Fumai, The Book of Evil Spirits, 2016, courtesy the artist and waterside contemporary, London.
Friday Dispatch 29 Jan 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Chiara Fumai, The Book of Evil Spirits, waterside contemporary, London

If you have ever played Ouija board then you will recognise what adorns the walls of Waterside Contemporary. Italian artist Chiara Fumai explores radical feminism through conjuring the occult in her new show at the Hoxton gallery.

Apostolos Georgiou, 'Untitled', 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 170 cm. Courtesy the artist and Rodeo, London
Artist to Watch 28 Jan 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Apostolos Georgiou

In a recent interview Georgiou stated: “a painting must have the tension to provoke us to look at it, to wake us up from a state of indifference.”

Charles Mayton, Ort, 2015, waterbased oil paint, acrylic, polymer varnish on discarded produce boxes, 49.5 x 39.4. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London. Photo: FXP photography.
Friday Dispatch 22 Jan 2016 By Caroline Douglas

The Approach and Carlos/Ishikawa, London

Condo is the rather brilliant idea of Vanessa Carlos, co-founder of four year-old Carlos/Ishikawa gallery in Whitechapel. For the last week, just mentioning the gallery exchange project has invariably elicited…

Nathaniel Mellors, Ourhouse, Ep.-1: Time (film still), 2016. Courtesy the artist.
News 21 Jan 2016 By Marcus Crofton

Nathaniel Mellors’ most ambitious film to date opens at the Harris Museum, Preston

Mellors won the CAS Annual Award in 2014 and has created an absurdist drama that uses the control of language as its core theme.

Sabine Moritz, Der rote Rock (The Red Skirt), 2015. Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery. Photograph: Damian Griffiths.
Friday Dispatch 15 Jan 2016 By Caroline Douglas

History Lessons on Eastcastle Street

As the new year grinds in to gear after the slumberous holidays, and new shows are starting to open across town, I thought I would just catch up on a…

Daniel Keller, 'FUBU Career CAPTCHA (afterace robody)', 2013, multicolor 3d print, 38 x 25 x 1 cm, unique. Courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Artist to Watch 8 Jan 2016 By Christine Takengny

Daniel Keller

Daniel Keller perfectly represents the term ‘post-internet art’, and whilst his work has been gaining increasing prominence across German speaking Europe, he remains almost unknown in the UK.

Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2016.
News By teamcas

Hito Steyerl film acquired for GoMA, the first work by the artist to enter a UK Collection

Abstract (2012) commemorates a childhood friend of Steyerl’s who became a revolutionary and was killed in the Kurdish region of Turkey in 1998 when fighting for the PKK.

Detail from 'Valley of Rephaites' by Virginia Blanca and Blanca Ulloa
Art Consultancy 7 Jan 2016 By Lanny Walker

2016 Aspen Online Art Award Shortlist Announced

The shortlist includes investigations into the boundaries between physical and virtual space, traditional animation techniques and the application of motion graphics in projection mapping and holographic installations.

Rose Wylie, 'Pink Table Cloth (Close-up) (Film Notes)', 2013, Oil on Canvas 207 x 330 cm. Image courtesy the artist and UNION Gallery
CAS Recommends 4 Jan 2016 By teamcas

January 2016

The event of the month in London is Condo, where 24 international and UK galleries will be showing in spaces across London. But if you are heading to Margate be sure to catch Rose Wylie at the Turner Contemporary, her superficially naive works reveal under closer inspection a complex wealth of imagery and style.

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