Antony Gormley, EDGE III, 2012, Courtesy Galleria Continua, Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith © the artist
CAS Recommends 4 May 2018 By Marcus Crofton

May 2018

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is showing one of the pioneers of African and Arab Modernism, Ibrahim El-Salahi, whilst in Cambridge, Kettle’s Yard has invited Anthony Gormley to take over…

Aliza Nisenbaum, 'Susan, Aarti, Keerthana and Princess, Sunday in Brooklyn', 2018. Image courtesy the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow
CAS News 27 Apr 2018 By Marcus Crofton

US painter Aliza Nisenbaum commissioned to make a new work for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery through VN XX CAS scheme

VN XX CAS encourages debate on the gender imbalance in UK museum collections

Tamar Guimarães  (Film stills)  Canoas 2010 13:30 16mm transferred to video Colour, sound, Portuguese with English subtitles  Courtesy of the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo.
Friday Dispatch By Ilaria Puri Purini

‘I blew on Mr.Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath’ at De La Warr Pavilion

Less than two hours from London, along the Sussex coast, stands the De La War Pavilion, an example of modernist dreams of unison and transformation.

Claudette Johnson ‘Standing Figure’ 2017. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens
Recent Acquisitions 26 Apr 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Striking new painting by Claudette Johnson acquired for Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Johnson was a key member of the The Blk Art Group, a West Midlands-based collective that sought to empower black artists, as well as encouraging young white artists to be more socially relevant in their practice.

Winter & Hörbelt, Pixel Wall, 2018. Copyright Winter & Hörbelt
Art Consultancy 25 Apr 2018 By teamcas

CAS Consultancy completes two permanent public artworks in North West Cambridge

Artist duo Winter & Hörbelt have created a pavilion in the landscape and a Pixel Wall that distorts our images of the surroundings.

Johann Arens, Motion Tracks, Public Commission by Kettle’s Yard, 2016
Artist to Watch By Ilaria Puri Purini

Johann Arens

Johann Arens’ practice can be encountered in unusual settings – watch out for his new installation at Bold Tendencies later this month. A German artist based in London, Arens looks…

Image courtesy of GLA/Caroline Teo
CAS News 24 Apr 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Historic statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett by Gillian Wearing unveiled in Parliament Square

Managed by the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, it is the first-ever monument of a woman, and the first created by a woman, to stand within the square.

Henry Havelock & India Campaign (c) Fitzwilliam Museum
Friday Dispatch 20 Apr 2018 By Caroline Douglas

‘Flux: Parian unpacked’ at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

There is a growing movement to ‘decolonise the museum’, and Smith’s background has sensitised him to the power and responsibility of the storyteller

Paule Vezelay, Silhouettes, 1938. 91.4 x 59.7 cm. © The Estate of Paule Vezelay Photograph © England & Co Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 13 Apr 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Surface Work at Victoria Miro, Wharf Road and Mayfair

The exhibition is something like the tasting menu at a Michelin Star restaurant: exceptional, if slightly overwhelming as a total experience – enduringly memorable for exquisite individual moments.

Installation view of Secret of the Landscape at Frith Street Gallery. Courtesy the Artists and Frith Street Gallery; Photo: Steve White
Friday Dispatch 6 Apr 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Secret of the Landscape at Frith Street Gallery

The show at Frith Street expands our ideas of what a landscape can be. Far from the traditional art historical concept of the figurative genre, the artists exhibited, each in different ways, have exposed the manifold definitions of landscape as an immersive phenomenon and one held at a distance.

Anne Hardy, Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Leeds Art Gallery, 2018. © Anne Hardy, Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photographer: Angus Mill
CAS Recommends 29 Mar 2018 By Marcus Crofton

April 2018

This month’s ‘must see’ is Anne Hardy’s installation Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Leeds Art Gallery, originally commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society for Art Night 2017 and now donated by us to Leeds Art Gallery.

Artist Gillian Wearing with a model of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett. Photograph: Caroline Teo/GLA
Art Consultancy By Nina Johnson

The Making of Dame Millicent Fawcett

CAS Patrons visited AB Foundry in East London to learn more about Gillian Wearing’s commemoration to women’s suffrage in parliament square, a commission managed by the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy.

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