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Magali Reus, Dregs (Flash Batch), (detail), 2013. Hand hammered and powder coated aluminium, mirror polished aluminium, sand blasted aluminium, snake-eye security nuts and bolts, laser cut and powder coated aluminium, rubber dipped burnt pizzas, cotton, 96 x 82 x 41 cm. Courtesy The approach.
Artist to Watch 3 Sep 2014 By Team

Magali Reus

Magali Reus’ (b. 1981, Den Haag) sculptural installations derive from ideas of compartmentalised privacy often experienced in bathrooms and kitchens. Motifs of filling and emptying, stuffing and purging, Reus’ sculptures allude…

Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works, Raven Row, 2014. Trio A, 1966, dancers in training with Pat Catterson and Yvonne Rainer, July 2014. Photo: Eva Herzog
Friday Dispatch 25 Jul 2014 By Team

Yvonne Rainer at Raven Row, London

On a sultry morning I threaded my way from Liverpool Street, through the narrow alleys around Spitalfields market to the wonderful Raven Row gallery. Alex Sainsbury has established a widely…

Thomas Hirschhorn, Indoor Van Gogh Altar, 2014. Photo: Stefan Altenburger
Friday Dispatch 18 Jul 2014 By Team

Les Rencontres 2014 and Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Arles, France

Today’s dispatch comes to you from Arles, baking beneath the intense blue skies of Provence. Poised on the brink of change, this ancient walled city of pale golden stone is offering up…

July (installation view), 2014. Photo courtesy The Approach, London.
Friday Dispatch 11 Jul 2014 By Team

July at The Approach, London

Phillip Allen Forrest Bess Vittorio Brodmann Stuart Cumberland Clive Hodgson Allison Katz Alastair MacKinven Lucy Stein Walter Swennen Caragh Thuring Sam Windett What happens in the “summer slot” in a…

Christopher Jonas CBE, photo: © H Schneebeli 2014
News 7 Jul 2014 By Team

Contemporary Art Society announces new Chair of the Board of Trustees

Caroline Douglas, Director of the Contemporary Art Society, announced today that the organisation’s Trustees have appointed Christopher Jonas CBE as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He will take up the post formally in August 2014.

Bridget Riley,The Stripe Paintings 1961 – 2014, installation view,  David Zwirner, London. Image courtesy David Zwirner, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 13 Jun 2014 By Team

Bridget Riley, The Stripe Paintings 1961 – 2014, at David Zwirner, London

This sparkling summer’s day, I want to send you to Mayfair to see one of the most glorious shows of the year. In a new collaboration between David Zwirner and Karsten Schubert, Bridget Riley is showing a group of 15 stripe paintings and a small collection of studies on paper.

Contemporary Art Society's director Caroline Douglas with the Annual Award 2014 selection panel. Photo: Joe Plommer
News 10 Jun 2014 By Team

Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 Shortlist Announced

For Immediate Release 10 June 2014 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 Shortlist Announced The four shortlisted museums and their nominated artists for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 have been…

Céline Condorelli, 2014, installation view at Chisenhale Gallery. Photo: Andy Keate. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery for How to work together a shared project with The Showroom and Studio Voltaire.
Friday Dispatch 6 Jun 2014 By Team

Céline Condorelli at Chisenhale Gallery, London

To the Chisenhale Gallery this week, the redoubtable incubator and R&D division for contemporary art that has been powering away in the East End for so many years, and is currently thriving under the directorship of Polly Staple.

Jan Pleitner, untitled, 2013, oil on canvas, 100 x 70cm, courtesy Ancient & Modern, © Jan Pleitner
Friday Dispatch 30 May 2014 By Team

Jan Pleitner / Lee Lozano, ‘doowylloh’, at Ancient & Modern, London

I would like to draw your attention today to the work of Jan Pleitner whose new paintings are currently on show at Ancient & Modern in Whitecross Street.

Uncategorized 15 May 2014 By Team

An Evening with the Contemporary Art Society: How Can Art Enhance the Workplace?

Thurs 22 May, 18.00 Talk – An Evening with the Contemporary Art Society: How Can Art Enhance the Workplace? Scandinavian Business Seating, 63 Central Street, London EC1 V 3AF Part…

Yi-Chun Lin, Animation still, 2014. Image courtesy the artist.
Art Consultancy 9 May 2014 By Team

Artist Yi-Chun Lin Announced as Recipient of Aspen Online Art Award

Yi-Chun Lin has been announced today as the recipient of the Aspen Online Art Award 2014. Launched by Aspen in association with the Contemporary Art Society, this unique award is the first student award for commissioning online art in the UK.

Saskia Olde Wolbers, Yes, these Eyes are the Windows, 2014. An Artangel commission. Image courtesy the artist and Artangel
Friday Dispatch 2 May 2014 By Team

Saskia Olde Wolbers, Yes, these Eyes are the Windows, an Artangel commission

Spring is here and with it the latest episode in the uxorious love-affair between Artangel and the grande dame that is the city of London. Previous episodes of note have…

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