Anna Barham, Skw, at Arcade, London
“Have you ever tried to clean a squid?” – reads the first line of the text work that is part of Anna Barham’s new show at Arcade gallery in Shoreditch. …
On Herald St
The pace is picking up, people, so before another slew of openings next week, make sure you swoop on Herald Street and check in with a trio of shows all taking on painting from very different angles.
Ella Kruglyanskaya, Fancy Problems, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Thursday night and the ‘back to school’ September vibe was felt everywhere with a slew of openings across town. After dark, Mayfair buzzed with the traffic between galleries, snatches of…
Vestra Private Office Becomes A Corporate Patron of the Contemporary Art Society
The Contemporary Art Society is proud to announce that Vestra Private Office has become our second Corporate Patron, helping us to ensure that significant works of contemporary art continue to enter…
Natalie Dower’s ‘Red Flyer’ (1989) is Reunited with Mead Gallery, Warwick
Last year, the Contemporary Art Society acquired a significant work by Natalie Dower for the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection. The founding collection of the University of Warwick was a group of…
New Publication Features the Contemporary Art Society’s Consultancy Work with Aspen
Global Corporate Collections, a new 700 page publication by Deutsche Standard EDITIONEN, sheds light, for the first time, onto 80 corporate art collections considered to be among the best in the world. Presented…
Momart Becomes the Inaugural Corporate Patron of the Contemporary Art Society
The Contemporary Art Society is proud to announce that Momart have become our inaugural Corporate Patron, helping us to ensure that significant works of contemporary art continue to enter public…
Contemporary Art Society to Create Unique Immersive Artist Experiences as Fundraising Initiative
The Artist’s Table will be a series of four bespoke artist curated experiences across the year, each hosted by an internationally recognised collector and an artist of their choice.
Anne Hardy, fig-2, ICA London and Twin Fields, The Common Guild, Glasgow
The coincidence of two notable solo shows by this London-based artist prompts me to write about Anne Hardy today. If you happened to cross Waterloo bridge last autumn you will have seen part of Hardy’s contribution to the Hayward’s Mirror City exhibition: in addition to an installation inside the gallery, six photographic works were installed as enormous billboards across several of the gallery’s sculpture terraces looking out over the river or on to Waterloo Bridge.
Two Significant Films by Ben Rivers Acquired For Royal Pavilion & Museum, Brighton & Hove, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
‘Ah, Liberty!’ (2008) and ‘Origin of The Species’ (2008) both capture contemplative portraits of individuals living at the margins of society.
Postcard from Basel
“Drinking from the fire hose” is the expression that springs to mind to describe the sensation of two days spent at Art Basel. It is the grandest of all the art fairs across the world, the quality, range and scale of the work is astounding; and each year the skies over Basel Mulhouse airport darken with the flocks (flights, squadrons?) of private jets bringing in starry collectors.
Major New Initiative to Support Female Artists in Public Collections Announced
The Contemporary Art Society and Valeria Napoleone, in partnership with Camden Arts Centre, will launch a major new initiative in April 2016, supporting the acquisition of significant works by female…