Installation view of Gayle Chong Kwan, The Peoples Forest, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg
Artist to Watch 28 Mar 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Gayle Chong Kwan

Once a Royal Forest, a place where the upper classes could hunt deer and the lower classes could collect firewood, Epping Forest on the London-Essex border has for hundreds of…

Caroline Walker, Dandar Bathers, 2015. Oil on paper, 44 x 39.5 cm. Image courtesy the Artist and Project B Gallery, Milan
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

Suite of works by Caroline Walker acquired for Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

The museum is interested in collecting work relating to water and bathing, reflecting the town’s Spa history.

Image: Clementine Keith-Roach, Kore, 2018. Ceramic, plaster, paint, Roman ring. 52 x 30 x 27 cm. Photo: Damian Griffiths. Courtesy the artist and Hunter / Whitfield Gallery.
Friday Dispatch 23 Mar 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Interiority – Hunter / Whitfield Gallery, London

Entering the exhibition Interiority at the new Hunter / Whitfield space in St James’s, the viewer steps into a dwelling like no other. Strangely animated furniture pieces, dreamlike and convulsive forms characterise the artworks in this group show.

Lorna Simpson, Unanswerable (detail), 2018. Found photograph and collage on paper. 40 framed photo collages. 670.5 x 304.8 cm / 264 x 120 in. approx. Photo: James Wang. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Friday Dispatch 16 Mar 2018 By Christine Takengny

Lorna Simpson, ‘Unanswerable’ – Hauser & Wirth London

Simpson’s reconfiguration of existing images in different artistic mediums explores culture and life in the US today. Her poetic works don’t offer definitive questions and answers but rather subtle hints and suggestions to wider issues in society.

The Artist's Table with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 12 March 2018
CAS News 14 Mar 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye helps raise £90,000 for new acquisitions by the Contemporary Art Society

The artist treated guests to a reading of texts by Shakespeare, James Baldwin, Charles Baudelaire, and herself.

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), 2017/18. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by the Contemporary Art Society through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2018. © Cerith Wyn Evans.
Friday Dispatch 9 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas) at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Effortlessly occupying the whole of the new Colwinston Gallery, four elliptical forms drawn in fine white neon float underneath the ziggurat ceiling.

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), 2017/18. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by the  Contemporary Art Society through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2018. © Cerith Wyn Evans.
CAS News By teamcas

Major new installation by Cerith Wyn Evans unveiled in Cardiff

The neon sculpture is the second donation made through the Contemporary Art Society’s Great Works scheme.

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK, installation view at PEER, Hoxton. Works by artists and objects belonging to Wenlock Barn residents. Photo by Stephen White
Friday Dispatch 2 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK at PEER, Hoxton

Working on a hyper-local level, Fourthland and Fowler’s project explores what living with a global perspective feels like: how it alters our personal imaginary, our habits, our modes of living together

Yto Barrada: Agadir installation View. The Curve, Barbican Centre 7 February – 20 May 2018. Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images
Friday Dispatch 23 Feb 2018 By Christine Takengny

Yto Barrada: Agadir at The Curve, Barbican

By overlapping different narratives Barrada powerfully portrays a complex picture of a city and its inhabitants in a state of transformation after a disaster, reflecting important contemporary debates around the rebuilding of societies.

Angel Central, Islington. Courtesy of CBRE Global Investors
Art Consultancy By teamcas

New public artwork to be commissioned for Angel Central

The Contemporary Art Society has compiled a handpicked list of critically acclaimed UK artists that work in a range of mediums

Rachel Maclean, Spite Your Face, 2017. Courtesy the artist.
CAS Recommends 22 Feb 2018 By Marcus Crofton

March 2018

For those who want a second helping of the Venice Biennale, Rachel Maclean is re-showing the work she made in 2017 in Edinburgh, whilst Chiharu Shiota will be creating a site-specific installation based on her 2015 Japanese Pavilion.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 'Paridae', 2018
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye creates an exclusive etching for the Contemporary Art Society

This edition of 30 will be sold at our Artist’s Table on 12 March, raising funds to acquire the best new art for museums across the UK.

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