2017

Duncan Grant, Bathers by the Pond, c1920-21. Oil on canvas, 49 x 90 cm, Pallant House Gallery © 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett / DACS 2016
Friday Dispatch 17 Feb 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Sussex Modernism at Two Temple Place, London

The period in British art history has often been wrapped in ideas of genteel cosiness, but here is a cast of artists, writers and thinkers who have had a fundamental effect on the shape of the arts in this country to this day.

Bouchra Khalili, The Mapping Journey Project, 2008-2011. Installation view, 'Here and Elsewhere', New Museum. Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photos Benoit Pailley
Friday Dispatch 10 Feb 2017 By Christine Takengny

Bouchra Khalili at Lisson Gallery, London

Her presentation of ‘counter-geography’, and the power of oral history, can be understood as a means of reclaiming history and space from the perspective of subjects that are situated at the margins of the global order.

Visualisation of interior of One Angel Court, London. Image courtesy Fletcher Priest Architects
Art Consultancy 9 Feb 2017 By teamcas

New work commissioned for Angel Court, City of London

We are near to unveiling our new commissions for Angel Court, a new office development designed by Fletcher Priest Architects in the City of London for Stanhope Plc and Mitsui…

Art Consultancy By teamcas

Art collecting is not just for individuals

It can set a company apart, create office harmony, and build brand identity

John Akomfrah with artwork Auto Da Fé. Photo by Polly Thomas
Friday Dispatch 3 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Artes Mundi 7, Cardiff

Now in its seventh edition, the prize has done a remarkable job of getting respected international artists better known in the UK

Adrian Paci, The Guardians 2015. HD single channel video, colour, sound. 6 minutes 25 seconds. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
Friday Dispatch 27 Jan 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Adrian Paci/Giuliana Racco: Another Place

The show’s strength, perhaps, lies in the fact that one does not have the sensation of being lectured to, but instead is guided towards a new empathy.

CAS News By teamcas

The Contemporary Art Society to partner with The Sackler Trust to expand the professional development programme for curators

The Contemporary Art Society to partner with The Sackler Trust on the continuing professional development programme for curators, 2017 – 2020

Wolfgang Tillmans 'astro crusto, a' 2012 © Wolfgang Tillmans
CAS Recommends 26 Jan 2017 By Marcus Crofton

February 2017

An important group show opens at GoMA in Glasgow this month, which stems from the Contemporary Art Society’s donation of Hito Steyerl’s Abstract (2012) to the museum in 2015.

Emilie Taylor, 'Untitled', 2016. 110 x 50 x 50cm. Photo: Jerry Lampson
Artist to Watch By Franka Blok

Emilie Taylor

Emilie Taylor is also a social worker with a degree in Art Psychotherapy and her work with local communities often informs her practice.

Steven Claydon, Trespasses and Dust, 2010. Print on Ettore Sottsass designer linoleum, mounted on powder-coated aluminium and steel frame, 191 x 139.5 x 5cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 25 Jan 2017 By Elizabeth Brooke

Work by Steven Claydon acquired for the Southampton City Art Gallery to compliment a strong and growing nucleus of fine contemporary works

The artist says of the work: ‘to put it simply, it’s to do with the way memories manifest themselves and the way they mutate and sometimes crassly impose themselves into the “now”.’

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