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…
Peter Davies RITES at The Approach & Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Verses After Dusk at The Serpentine Gallery
Just to mix things up a bit I am flagging not one but two shows this week. Both are painting shows and both have opened in the last few days;…
George Shaw at Wilkinson Gallery, London
It is four years since we have had a chance to see a body of new work by George Shaw. In 2011 he had an enormous solo show at Baltic…
Commissioned Artworks by David Batchelor and Richard Wentworth Unveiled for the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
Since the initial conception for the capital project there has been a strong desire to incorporate the work of contemporary artists and both commissions have been managed and curated by the Contemporary Art Society
Friday Dispatch: Roman Signer, Slow Movement, at The Curve, Barbican, London
Roman Signer is not an artist over-familiar to UK audiences: he had shows at Camden Arts Centre in 2001 and Edinburgh’s lovely Fruitmarket Gallery in 2007, but shows far more regularly…
Conrad Shawcross, Three Perpetual Chords, Dulwich Park, London
No Friday Dispatch this week due to ill health – but if you are looking for something to do this weekend why not head down to Dulwich Park, tomorrow Saturday…