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Eva Rothschild, What the Eye Wants, exhibition view, Modern Art, 25 April - 24 May 2014. Image courtesy the artist and Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London.
Friday Dispatch 25 Apr 2014 By Team

Eva Rothschild at Modern Art and Jessie Flood-Paddock at Carl Freedman Gallery, London

I have two unmissable shows for you this week. The Spring break means there is a traffic jam of exhibitions all opening together right now but I suggest that first of all you get along to see Eva Rothschild’s latest body of work, inaugurating Stuart Shave’s much anticipated new gallery just to the side of St Luke’s church on Old Street.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, To Tell Them Where It’s Got To (2013), oil on canvas, 60 x 55 cm. © the artist, courtesy the artist and Corvi Mora Gallery
News 15 Apr 2014 By Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society plays host to three pioneering female painters

The display takes a fresh look at three of today’s most exciting artists who have developed their own distinctive responses to the practice of painting.

David Murphy: Certain Impacts. Installation view at PEER, 2014. Photo: Peter White FXP Photography
Friday Dispatch 11 Apr 2014 By Team

David Murphy, Certain Impacts, at PEER

This week I am sending you to Hoxton Street, and to the redoubtable PEER, an institution which has been an important, critically independent voice on the London scene since 1997. …

Richard Mosse, Of Lilies and Remains, 2012, C-print, 101.6 x 127cm, courtesy The Vinyl Factory and Edel Assanti, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 4 Apr 2014 By Team

Richard Mosse, The Enclave, at The Vinyl Factory Space, London

Unless you have a particular interest in sub-Saharan Africa, it would be quite easy to be blithely unaware of the horrors playing out in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Such…

Mark Neville, Child, Jacket, Slaughtered Goat, Sweets, Painted Nails, Xmas Day, Helmand, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and the Imperial War Museum.
Press Releases 2 Apr 2014 By Team

Press Release: International artists explore conflict and war in new multi-disciplinary display

10 artists probe themes of conflict, destruction and war and is curated by Midge Palley, art collector and Contemporary Art Society Patron.

Contemporary Art Society's Annual Fundraiser RE-, held at Tobacco Dock, London, 2014, photo: Joe Plommer
News 12 Mar 2014 By Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society stages another spectacular fundraising gala

Over £250,000 was raised to benefit the charity’s mission, including stand-out prices for Roger Hiorns, Michael Landy and Daniel Silver

Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, installation view, 2014. Image courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 28 Feb 2014 By Team

Friday Dispatch: Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Becky Beasley’s fourth exhibition with Laura Bartlett Gallery, now in Bethnal Green, has all the elements that we have come to expect of her subtle practice as an artist. There…

Oliver Laric, Lincoln 3D Scans (2013). Commissioned by The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2012
News 27 Feb 2014 By Team

Press Release: Call for entries to Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014

For immediate release, 27 February 2014 The Contemporary Art Society is now calling for entries to the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 – a unique commissioning award in the…

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Art Consultancy 26 Feb 2014 By Team

Aspen Online Art Award

Contemporary Art Society’s Consultancy is working with Aspen to deliver the UK’s first student award for online art. Working in partnership with universities across Britain, Aspen’s Online Art Award is one to watch.

Ryan Mosley, Smoking Pilgrimage, 2014, oil on canvas backed with sail cloth, 215 x 145cm, © the artist, image courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photograph: Michael Brzezinski.
Friday Dispatch 21 Feb 2014 By Team

Ryan Mosley at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Time was when being picked up by Charles Saatchi was all a young artist needed to launch them commercially, but our world is a more complex place now, and so…

Image: Rose Wylie, P.C. with Frame (2013), oil on canvas. A new work kindly donated by the artist and Union, London. Image courtesy the artist.
News 17 Feb 2014 By Team

Annual Fundraiser 2014: Works by Turner Prize winners to go on sale in Contemporary Art Society gala

Livia Firth has been appointed Honorary Chair of the gala, which raises vital funds to purchase contemporary art for museums across the UK.

Gary Webb, X7 City, installation view at Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2014. Image courtesy The approach, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Feb 2014 By Team

Gary Webb, X7 City, at Bloomberg SPACE, London

Bloomberg SPACE in Finsbury Square, London is a fairly uncompromising, corporate architecture, that might at first look as if it offers the ideal neutrality for showing contemporary art, but can in fact sometimes prove too weighty an opponent. Gary Webb’s current show grabs the space and makes it his own.

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