Rachal Bradley, Interlocutor, 2018. Installation view. Commissioned and produced by Gasworks. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.
Artist to Watch 22 Feb 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Rachal Bradley

Bradley studied law before committing to visual arts. It might have been her legal thinking that shaped Bradley’s curiosity towards structures: laws are made, applied, respected, augmented. Similarly, art’s rules can be set, coded, moved, and played with.

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD, 2015, 4:3 film, 5.1 surround sound , duration 23 minutes. Image courtesy the Artist and Cabinet, London.
Recent Acquisitions 21 Feb 2018 By Franka Blok

Mark Leckey’s ‘Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD’ acquired for Tate

The film touches base with the landmarks of Leckey’s first 35 years, as well as sketching a picture of the times that is incredibly evocative for anyone who remembers Britain from the 60s on.

Image courtesy of Xavier Solé Mora
Art Consultancy By teamcas

Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18

For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.

Laura Gannon, Silver House, 2015. Digital film, 20 min 9 sec. Courtesy of the artist and Kate Macgarry
Friday Dispatch 16 Feb 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Laura Gannon at Kate Macgarry

There is an instinctive attraction to the materiality of her work, multiple layers of paint on both sides of a thick linen

Ala Younis, Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad exhibition installation view, 2018. Photo Tim Bowditch. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Art Jameel
Friday Dispatch 9 Feb 2018 By Christine Takengny

Ala Younis: Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad at Delfina Foundation

Younis asks us to reflect on how we commemorate and represent historical moments and people, and to think about who is rendered invisible by history and present culture.

Clive Hodgson, Untitled, 2017. Oil on canvas, 55 x 60 cm. Courtesy of Arcade
Friday Dispatch 2 Feb 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Clive Hodgson at Arcade, London

Clive Hodgson is the ideal painter to mark the 10th anniversary for the gallery. Dealing in a form of conceptual abstraction, he has long made the dating and signing of his paintings the foremost compositional element.

Bridget Riley, Quiver 3, 2014. Graphite and acrylic paint on plaster wall. © Bridget Riley 2017, all rights reserved. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London
Friday Dispatch 26 Jan 2018 By Caroline Douglas

‘Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings 2014-17’ at David Zwirner London

More than 50 years since she made her name, Riley thrills by demonstrating that she is still testing the terms of engagement with painting – with the same rigour, the same appetite for risk.

Phoebe Boswell, Mutumia, 2016
Artist to Watch 25 Jan 2018 By Christine Takengny

Phoebe Boswell

Boswell’s portrayal of the Black and female body as an active agent rather than a silenced object, combined with her sophisticated take on social media communication and the virtual world, gives Phoebe Boswell a distinct voice full of power and energy.

Babi Badalov, ‘I am IdealEast/ Refugee Crysis/ Kennedy’, 2015. Ensemble of three paintings on fabric, 33 x 143 cm, 114 x 198 cm, 63 x 69 cm. Courtesy of the artist
Recent Acquisitions 24 Jan 2018 By Franka Blok

Three paintings by Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov acquired for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Living in Paris as a refugee, Badalov’s practice tests the limits of language and the restrictions it can impose upon us.

John Akomfrah, Untitled, 2016. C-type print mounted on Dibond. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

February 2018

This month Kettles Yard in Cambridge re-opens following a major new expansion with a group show that features a formidable calibre of artists

Production stills from Melanie Manchot - The Choirs, 13 January 2018. Photography by Tim Bowditch
Art Consultancy 23 Jan 2018 By teamcas

Radical Cambridge Choirs join together in a performance by artist Melanie Manchot

During her residency Manchot worked with university researchers to explore what it means to be part of a new community in Cambridge.

Image: Installation view of Isabel Nolan: Another View from Nowhen at Bloomberg SPACE. Courtesy of the Artist and Kerlin Gallery.
Friday Dispatch 19 Jan 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Isabel Nolan: ‘Another View from Nowhen’ at Bloomberg SPACE and the London Mithraeum

Do book yourself a slot to see the Mithraeum and Isabel Nolan’s remarkable response to it. This is the new, old London: repackaged, reinterpreted.

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