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Still from Matilda Skelton Mace, Sky Island, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Art Consultancy 3 May 2017 By teamcas

Winner of the Aspen Online Art Award creates a virtual world from the unique digital fingerprints of users

The £5,000 commission launched on 3 May 2017

Alina Szapocznikow, Autoportrait I, 1966. Marble, polyester resin. Private collection. © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow / Piotr Stanislawski / Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo Fabrice Gousset.
CAS Recommends 26 Oct 2017 By Marcus Crofton

November 2017

Hepworth Wakefield is holding a highly acclaimed exhibition of the work of Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926–1973), which highlights how the artist’s work developed from classically figurative sculptures to her later, politically charged, ‘awkward objects’.

Installation view of Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sedibeng, it comes with the rain, 2016. Mixed media, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut/Hamburg
Press Releases 4 Oct 2017 By Marcus Crofton

The Contemporary Art Society acquires major installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape at Frieze London that poetically explores humans’ relationship with the land

The work will be donated to Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, joining a collection anchored in a sense of place

Joseph Beuys Joseph Beuys for the cover of Wirtschaftswoche [Business Week] 43/76 1976. ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Mermorial Fund and Art Fund 2009. © DACS 2017. Photo © National Galleries of Scotland (Antonia Reeve).
CAS Recommends 1 Oct 2017 By Marcus Crofton

October 2017

On 13 October Leeds Art Gallery re-opens after a major restoration. A number of CAS donated works form part of their opening display, including work by Alison Wilding, Becky Beasley, Simon…

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Press Releases 26 Sep 2017 By Marcus Crofton

The CAS Collections Fund at Frieze London targets political geographies, borders and territories

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London this year will be purchasing a major work at the fair for Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

Artist Gillian Wearing with a model of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett. Photograph: Caroline Teo/GLA
News 20 Sep 2017 By Marcus Crofton

CAS Consultancy working with Gillian Wearing to deliver a monument to women’s suffrage in Parliament Square

The statue of the Suffragist leader Dame Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929) will be the first woman in the historic square

Site impression for the memorial to British victims of terrorism overseas
Art Consultancy 12 Sep 2017 By Marcus Crofton

Alison Wilding RA and Adam Kershaw selected to create a memorial to British victims of terrorism overseas

Managed by the CAS Consultancy for the DCMS, the memorial is composed of three elements: water, land and air, come together in the work which is titled ‘Still Water’.

Edo Bertoglio, Jean-Michel Basquiat wearing an American football helmet, 1981. Photo: © Edo Bertoglio, courtesy of Maripol.
CAS Recommends 31 Aug 2017 By Marcus Crofton

September 2017

The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work will be taking place at the Barbican Centre from 21 September.

Mark Leckey, Parade, 2003, on show as part of Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. Courtesy the Artist and Cabinet, London. © the artist. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Part funded by the Film and Video Umbrella.
CAS Recommends 27 Jul 2017 By Marcus Crofton

August 2017

The Towner Gallery’s new show explores how popular culture, and its vast compendium of imagery, words and materials has influenced recent contemporary art. Featured artists include Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Mark Leckey and John Stezaker.

Barkley L. Hendricks, 'Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved any Black People – Bobby Seale)', 1969. Private Collection; © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Superman S-Shield © & ™ DC Comics.
CAS Recommends 29 Jun 2017 By Marcus Crofton

July 2017

Compton Verney’s new exhibition draws together over 90 works that investigate how the human eye and mind perceive what we see, including a gallery-sized mural by German abstract artist Lothar Götz.

Grayson Perry preparatory sketch. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London © Grayson Perry
CAS Recommends 25 May 2017 By Marcus Crofton

June 2017

The CAS-commissioned No End to Enderby by Graham Eatough and Stephen Sutcliffe, which explores Anthony Burgess’ Enderby novels, will be premiering at the Manchester International Festival, one of a number of must-see events in the city this month.

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