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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.

dear diary installation view: Sadie Coles HQ
Friday Dispatch 17 Jan 2019 By Christine Takengny

Katja Seib: ‘dear diary’ at Sadie Coles HQ

Katja Seib’s (b. 1989) new series of paintings, currently on display in her first solo-show at Sadie Coles HQ, hovers between realistic figuration, visual illusion and dream-like symbolism. The German…

Lubna Chowdhary, ‘Late in the Afternoon’, 2018. Image courtesy the artist
Recent Acquisitions 18 Dec 2018 By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires ceramic tableau by Lubna Chowdhary for Gallery Oldham

‘Late in the Afternoon evokes’ the familiar shapes of the north‐west’s industrial built forms that, in combination with the artist’s South Asian architectural influences, echoes the complexity and visual excitement of our shared lives in the UK today.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Exalt B.H., 2018. Painted mural on exterior of The Showroom, London. Photo: Daniel Brooke. © Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. Courtesy the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Dec 2018 By Christine Takengny

Women on Aeroplanes at The Showroom, London

The show is revelatory in uncovering the predominantly unknown role women played in the struggle for independence of African nations in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Sonia Boyce, Six Acts, 2018. Six-screen film and wallpaper installation, 15 min. Photography by Michael Pollard.
Recent Acquisitions 29 Nov 2018 By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires installation by Sonia Boyce for Manchester Art Gallery based on her takeover of the gallery in January 2018

The starting point for Six Acts, 2018 is a series of conversations about the gallery collection and how it is displayed and interpreted, particularly in relation to the politics of class, gender, race and sexuality.

Emilie Taylor, Beating the Bounds, installation view, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Bosse & Baum. Photo credit: Damian Griffiths
Friday Dispatch 23 Nov 2018 By Christine Takengny

Emilie Taylor: Beating the Bounds at Bosse & Baum, London

The show is closely linked to the artist’s own experience of the inherent transformations – and spatial limitations – that come with motherhood.

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.

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