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Image courtesy of Xavier Solé Mora
Art Consultancy 21 Feb 2018 By teamcas

Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18

For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.

Roman Vishniac, 'Sara, sitting in bed in a basement dwelling, with stenciled flowers above her head, Warsaw', ca. 1935–37. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography. On display at The Photographers’ Gallery
Friday Dispatch 9 Nov 2018 By Christine Takengny

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Jewish Museum, London

In today’s political climate, when nationalism and anti-immigrant ideologies are resurging, the foreboding photographs that Vishniac took in pre-war Berlin take on a new and ghastly relevance.

‘Nuclear Reaction Cosmic Interaction’ (general view), 2018, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome. The artist is wearing ‘Receipt’, 2018 (part of the Mad Lab Coats series, collaboration with James Stopforth). Photography Matteo D’Eletto
Artist to Watch 25 Oct 2018 By Christine Takengny

Ludovica Gioscia

Gioscia’s theatrical and vividly coloured room-filling installations seem to oscillate between kitsch, craft, high art and pop culture.

Susan Philipsz, Seven Tears, 2016. Image courtesy National Galleries of Scotland © the artist
Recent Acquisitions 23 Oct 2018 By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires a major sound installation by Scottish artist Susan Philipsz for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Seven Tears, 2016 is the first work by Philipsz to enter the National Galleries of Scotland collection and also the museum’s first major sound and software based artwork.

Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers),Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 19 September — 18 November 2018. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Stuart Whipps
Friday Dispatch 28 Sep 2018 By Christine Takengny

‘Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)’ at Ikon, Birmingham

Apfelbaum invites the viewer to fully immerse themselves into what she describes as “an erupting rainbow volcano experience”.

Helen Cammock, ‘Untitled 1’ from the series ‘Shouting in Whispers’, 2017. Hand-pulled screenprint, edition 2 of 3. 102 x 72cm.
Recent Acquisitions 27 Sep 2018 By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires two sets of powerful screen prints by Helen Cammock for Reading Museum

Helen Cammock used to be a social worker, grounding her research-focused approach to creating art reflecting on inequality and misrepresentation.

Zoya Siddiqui, ‘Geology of a Home’, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.
Artist to Watch 29 Aug 2018 By Christine Takengny

Zoya Siddiqui

Living and working outside her birthplace Lahore (Pakistan) for the past few years, her multi-media work explores questions that relate to spatial distance, memory and longing.

Teresa Margolles, Sutura, Fabric from Guadalajara, 2011 / Intervention on fabric, Berlin 2018 ©Jens Ziehe
Friday Dispatch 22 Jun 2018 By Christine Takengny

Teresa Margolles: Sutura at daadgalerie, Berlin

The show is reduced and minimalist, yet Margolles’ quiet works seem to ask very powerful questions: How do we remember the victims of trauma? How can we deal with loss?

Installation view of Still Moving: The films and photographs of Ulrike Ottinger, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (20.4.18-29.7.18). Photography by Ruth Clark. All works copyright of the artist.
Friday Dispatch 11 May 2018 By Christine Takengny

Still Moving: The Films and Photographs of Ulrike Oettinger at The Hunterian, Glasgow

A frequent traveller to remote places in Asia, the South Seas and Eastern Europe, Oettinger refuses to present us with clichés or stereotypes but rather offers us a more differentiated, at times unsettling view of the world.

Caroline Walker, Dandar Bathers, 2015. Oil on paper, 44 x 39.5 cm. Image courtesy the Artist and Project B Gallery, Milan
Recent Acquisitions 28 Mar 2018 By Christine Takengny

Suite of works by Caroline Walker acquired for Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

The museum is interested in collecting work relating to water and bathing, reflecting the town’s Spa history.

Lorna Simpson, Unanswerable (detail), 2018. Found photograph and collage on paper. 40 framed photo collages. 670.5 x 304.8 cm / 264 x 120 in. approx. Photo: James Wang. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Friday Dispatch 16 Mar 2018 By Christine Takengny

Lorna Simpson, ‘Unanswerable’ – Hauser & Wirth London

Simpson’s reconfiguration of existing images in different artistic mediums explores culture and life in the US today. Her poetic works don’t offer definitive questions and answers but rather subtle hints and suggestions to wider issues in society.

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