Photo credit: Christian Mooney / Courtesy of Arcade, London
CAS News 21 Dec 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art wins the inaugural Jackson Tang Ceramics Award, receiving bold new work by Chiara Camoni

Camoni’s ceramic practice is intimately embedded in her daily life and has a collaborative aspect that sees friends and relatives invited to assist her in making the work.

Victoria Sin, 'Fun Bag', 2015. Courtesy the artist / Image courtesy of The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art
CAS Recommends 25 Jul 2019 By Marcus Crofton

August 2019

August may be a quiet time for the art world in most of the country, but this month Edinburgh flings open its doors for its international arts festival, with 50…

John Akomfrah, Peripeteia, 2012. Single channel HD colour video, 5.1 sound. ed. 2 of 5 + 2 Aps. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
CAS Recommends 24 Jun 2019 By Marcus Crofton

July 2019

A new film co-commissioned by the CAS, Eileen Simpson and Ben White’s Everything I Have Is Yours, opens at Salford Museum & Art Gallery from 4 July, whilst BALTIC in Gateshead is…

Oscar Murillo. Image courtesy of David Zwirner
CAS News 19 Jun 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Contemporary Art Society supports Oscar Murillo to create a new a site-specific performance for Art Night 2019

This is the third collaboration between the Contemporary Art Society and Art Night, with work by Anne Hardy and Prem Sahib from previous years being donated to museums across the UK.

Do Ho Suh, 'Door Lock, 310 Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7ST, UK' (2019). Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro gallery.
CAS News 3 Jun 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Unique cyanotype works by Do Ho Suh go on sale to support the CAS

Household items such as the door lock that are commonly touched and used are a recurrent feature of his smaller works, distilling the idea of home into a single object.

Roger Hiorns, Untitled (detail), 2012, National Galleries of Scotland © the artist.
CAS Recommends 30 May 2019 By Marcus Crofton

June 2019

A particular must-see is at Towner Art Gallery, which is showing the major installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape that the CAS acquired at Frieze in 2017.

Li Yuan Chia, Untitled, c1993. Courtesy the Estate of Li Yuan Chia
CAS Recommends 25 Apr 2019 By Marcus Crofton

May 2019

An exhibition of photographs by Li Yuan Chia, considered China’s first conceptual artist and founder of the LYC Museum in Cumbria, is being presented at The Whitworth in Manchester this month.

CAS News 10 Apr 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Video: Aliza Nisenbaum discusses the act of portaiture, and how she integrates it into a more socially engaged practice

A painting by the Mexican-born artist was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery through the VNXXCAS initiative.

Sriwhana Spong, 'Instrument B (Vivian)', 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Michel Lett Gallery
CAS Recommends 2 Apr 2019 By Marcus Crofton

April 2019

In London, Hito Steyerl considers power and inequality in society at the Serpentine, mapping unequal wealth distribution in the communities surrounding the gallery which has been recorded as one of the most socially uneven areas in Europe.

Mark Wallinger, The World Turned Upside Down, 2019. Photographer - Damian Griffiths
CAS News 26 Mar 2019 By Marcus Crofton

“The World Turned Upside Down” – LSE unveils new sculpture by Mark Wallinger, managed by CAS Consultancy

The project has been curated by Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, which has worked with LSE for thirteen years to deliver art in the public realm for its campus central London.

'untitled: venicecolumns; 2016-2017', 2016-17. Presented to Leeds Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society through a special partnership with the Henry Moore Foundation, supported by Cathy Wills, 2018/19
CAS News 9 Mar 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Two works by Phyllida Barlow donated to Leeds Art Gallery through a new Contemporary Art Society and Henry Moore Foundation partnership

The two sculptures are the first three-dimensional works by Phyllida Barlow to enter the Leeds Museums & Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) collection.

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