2018

Guy Oliver, And You Thought I Was Bad? (Nixon T-shirt), 2018. Silkscreen on fabric T-shirt, frame. Courtesy the artist and Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch.
Friday Dispatch 13 Jul 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Guy Oliver

Whether you are out marching today, or simply watching with dismay at the unfolding events, here is an instance of art and life coinciding. To quote the American artist Sam Durrant: “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention”.

Prem Sahib in Vauxhall Park. Photo: Thierry Bal, Courtesy Art Night 2018 and the artist
CAS News 6 Jul 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Contemporary Art Society and Art Night co-commission artist Prem Sahib to create pavilion in Vauxhall Park

Two works will subsequently be donated to Tate, the first work by the artist to enter a UK museum collection

Image: Candida Höfer, Zoologischer Garten Paris II, 1997 © Candida Höfer / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2018
Friday Dispatch By Ilaria Puri Purini

A Postcard from Margate

More established artists have also moved here, notably painter Sophie von Hellermann, who benefited from more space and also the northern light, that same light that fascinated the romantic painter J. M. W. Turner 230 years ago.

Shot of Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes. Portraits and Beasts at Laing Art Gallery - shot by Jack Cornish.
Friday Dispatch 29 Jun 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

So rich in images and ideas is this new show at the Laing in Newcastle that it is hard to know where to jump in. Glenn Brown was given total…

Ad Minoliti, Cyberselvas, 2017, acrylic and print on canvas, 582 x 193 cm, exhibition view at Art Basel Miami Beach, Nova. Courtesy Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris - Image copyright Silvia Rios
Artist to Watch 26 Jun 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Ad Minoliti

One may think of works of twentieth century European abstract artists like Alexander Calder or Joan Miró, however, Minoliti uses shapes in a more symbolic sense than complete abstraction.

Frieze London 2016
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London to buy a major work at the fair for a new museum in South West UK

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London this year will be purchasing a major work at the fair for The Box, Plymouth, a new  museum and art gallery…

Portrait of Yves Klein. Photograph: Charles Wilp / BPK
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

July 2018

Blenheim Palace is continuing a run of stellar shows with most comprehensive exhibition of Yves Klein in the UK to date, showing over 50 of his works. In Liverpool, Walker…

Helene Appel, Dishwater, 2017. Watercolour and acrylic on linen, 89 x 60 cm. © Helene Appel. Courtesy The Approach, London. Photo: FXP photography
Recent Acquisitions By Charlotte dos Santos

The CAS acquires two unusual trompe l’oeil paintings by Helene Appel for Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead

Rather than the grand architectural versions of the Renaissance, Appel focuses on the determinedly banal.

Teresa Margolles, Sutura, Fabric from Guadalajara, 2011 / Intervention on fabric, Berlin 2018 ©Jens Ziehe
Friday Dispatch 22 Jun 2018 By Christine Takengny

Teresa Margolles: Sutura at daadgalerie, Berlin

The show is reduced and minimalist, yet Margolles’ quiet works seem to ask very powerful questions: How do we remember the victims of trauma? How can we deal with loss?

Dineo Sheshee Bopape, Untitled (Of Occult Instability) [Feelings], 2016–18. Courtesy Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jabu Arnell, Lachell Workman, Mo Laudi, Robert Rhee, Photo: Timo Ohler
Friday Dispatch 15 Jun 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

A Postcard from the Berlin Biennale

The title of this edition, ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, references the idea of abandoning a single powerful figure to embrace the collective and the multiple.

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