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”.’

Pupils from Bishop Challoner secondary school exploring Aspen’s Art Collection, 2016
Art Consultancy By teamcas

Aspen Art Day – A Private View

Students from Bishop Challoner secondary school paintings were produced in response to Aspen’s art collection, which is managed by CAS Art Consultancy

Evgeny Antufiev, Untitled, 2016, fabric, thread, stuffing, brass, 41 x 27 x 8 cm and Untitled, 2016, wood, www.emalin.co.uk
Friday Dispatch 20 Jan 2017 By Ali MacGilp

CONDO, London

Relaxed and festival-like, it is heartening to witness such a collaborative, rather than competitive, artworld event

Installation view of Huma Bhabha at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photographer: Mark Blower
Friday Dispatch 13 Jan 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Huma Bhabha at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

A brilliant and very contemporary take on figuration in sculpture, catch this show while you can.

Laura Wilson, Fold and Stretch, 2016 Photo: Jules Lister
Artist to Watch 3 Jan 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Laura Wilson

In her practice, Wilson frequently collaborates with specialists to create performative sculptural works that illuminate the relationship between materiality, memory and tacit or experiential knowledge.

Lubaina Himid, Le Rodeur: The Lock, 2016. Courtesy the artist & Hollybush Gardens
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

January 2017

To raise the profile of one of the pioneers of the British Black Arts Movement, Spike Island, Nottingham Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford are running concurrent presentations of Lubaina Himid’s work from January 2017.

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