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2019

Installation view of ‘Hysterical Mining’ at Kunsthalle Wien, 29 May - 6 October 2019. All images are by Jorit Aust
Friday Dispatch 14 Jun 2019 By Christine Takengny

A postcard from Vienna

There is a thriving contemporary art scene in Vienna, bolstered by the city’s famous art academies, not-for-profit spaces, commercial galleries and world class museums.

Isaac Julien, 'O que é um museu? / What is a Museum?' (Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement), 2019. © Isaac Julien. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice
Friday Dispatch 7 Jun 2019 By Caroline Douglas

Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement at Victoria Miro, London

The debut of a new film installation by Isaac Julien is an event, and this new nine-screen work showing in the upper floor of the Wharf Road gallery has been six years in the making.

Do Ho Suh, 'Door Lock, 310 Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7ST, UK' (2019). Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro gallery.
CAS News 3 Jun 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Unique cyanotype works by Do Ho Suh go on sale to support the CAS

Household items such as the door lock that are commonly touched and used are a recurrent feature of his smaller works, distilling the idea of home into a single object.

Installation view of ‘Susan Hefuna: Textiles’ at Pi Artworks, London. Courtesy of Pi Artworks London
Friday Dispatch 31 May 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

Susan Hefuna: Textiles at Pi Artworks, London

The conceptual reframing of Hefuna’s work through textiles, at the intersection of aesthetic practice and critical investigation, marks a new territory for the artist and gives us an exhibition of sparkling intelligence.

Roger Hiorns, Untitled (detail), 2012, National Galleries of Scotland © the artist.
CAS Recommends 30 May 2019 By Marcus Crofton

June 2019

A particular must-see is at Towner Art Gallery, which is showing the major installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape that the CAS acquired at Frieze in 2017.

Sam Bakewell, Reader (detail), 2017 - photo Joel Fildes
Artist to Watch By Jameela Thurloway

Sam Bakewell

An artist specialising in clay, Bakewell dissects the role of the maker, the objects made, and the cultural/aesthetic value systems bestowed upon them.

©Liz Johnson Artur and Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Corporation. Photography: Matthew Hollow.
Recent Acquisitions 29 May 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

The CAS acquires photographic installation by Liz Johnson Artur for Guildhall Art Gallery

The Contemporary Art Society has acquired a photographic installation by Ghanaian-Russian photographer Liz Johnson Artur, who has been working in London since the early 1990s. Her work has documented the…

Gonçalo Mabunda, The Impenetrable Throne, 2019. Courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery
Friday Dispatch 24 May 2019 By Christine Takengny

Gonçalo Mabunda: Orator of Time at Jack Bell Gallery, London

Mabunda aims to explore the collective memory of his home country that has been scarred by a long and violent Civil War.

Edmund de Waal, ‘the library of exile’ (2019) at Ateneo Veneto. Part of ‘psalm’, an exhibition in two parts at the Jewish Museum and Ateneo Veneto, Venice. © Edmund de Waal. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fulvio Orsenigo
Friday Dispatch 17 May 2019 By Caroline Douglas

‘Edmund de Waal: Psalm’ at Museo Ebraico and Ateneo Veneto, Venice

de Waal’s project connects human experience across many centuries, cultures and countries and, in its way, is as political as it is poetic.

Image: Prabhavathi Meppayil. Photography by Damian Griffiths. Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 10 May 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

Prabhavathi Meppayil at Pace Gallery, London

Indian art is often associated with vibrant colours and heavy symbolism. Prabhavathi Meppayil’s work, which is currently on view at Pace Gallery London, dispels such expectations: the artist makes work…

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