Antony Gormley, EDGE III, 2012, Courtesy Galleria Continua, Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith © the artist
CAS Recommends 4 May 2018 By Marcus Crofton

May 2018

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is showing one of the pioneers of African and Arab Modernism, Ibrahim El-Salahi, whilst in Cambridge, Kettle’s Yard has invited Anthony Gormley to take over…

Aliza Nisenbaum, 'Susan, Aarti, Keerthana and Princess, Sunday in Brooklyn', 2018. Image courtesy the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow
CAS News 27 Apr 2018 By Marcus Crofton

US painter Aliza Nisenbaum commissioned to make a new work for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery through VN XX CAS scheme

VN XX CAS encourages debate on the gender imbalance in UK museum collections

Image courtesy of GLA/Caroline Teo
CAS News 24 Apr 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Historic statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett by Gillian Wearing unveiled in Parliament Square

Managed by the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, it is the first-ever monument of a woman, and the first created by a woman, to stand within the square.

Anne Hardy, Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Leeds Art Gallery, 2018. © Anne Hardy, Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photographer: Angus Mill
CAS Recommends 29 Mar 2018 By Marcus Crofton

April 2018

This month’s ‘must see’ is Anne Hardy’s installation Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Leeds Art Gallery, originally commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society for Art Night 2017 and now donated by us to Leeds Art Gallery.

The Artist's Table with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 12 March 2018
CAS News 14 Mar 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye helps raise £90,000 for new acquisitions by the Contemporary Art Society

The artist treated guests to a reading of texts by Shakespeare, James Baldwin, Charles Baudelaire, and herself.

Rachel Maclean, Spite Your Face, 2017. Courtesy the artist.
CAS Recommends 22 Feb 2018 By Marcus Crofton

March 2018

For those who want a second helping of the Venice Biennale, Rachel Maclean is re-showing the work she made in 2017 in Edinburgh, whilst Chiharu Shiota will be creating a site-specific installation based on her 2015 Japanese Pavilion.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 'Paridae', 2018
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye creates an exclusive etching for the Contemporary Art Society

This edition of 30 will be sold at our Artist’s Table on 12 March, raising funds to acquire the best new art for museums across the UK.

John Akomfrah, Untitled, 2016. C-type print mounted on Dibond. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
CAS Recommends 24 Jan 2018 By Marcus Crofton

February 2018

This month Kettles Yard in Cambridge re-opens following a major new expansion with a group show that features a formidable calibre of artists

Andreas Gursky, Les Mées, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers
CAS Recommends 5 Jan 2018 By Marcus Crofton

January 2018

The Hayward Gallery in London re-opens this month with the first major UK retrospective of the work of German photographer Andreas Gursky, following a two year renovation programme. In Eastbourne,…

Winston Branch, West Indian, 1973. Oil on canvas, 105 x 90.2cm ® the artist. Photo credit - Rugby Art Gallery and Museum Art Collections
CAS News 4 Jan 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Three CAS Museum Members exhibiting works at Art UK’s showcase of regional museums at London Art Fair

The works have been selected by Sonia Boyce, Mat Collishaw, Haroon Mirza and Oscar Murillo for an exhibition to celebrate the fair’s 30th anniversary

Visualisation of the Elephant Park Development, London. Courtesy: Lendleas
Art Consultancy 3 Jan 2018 By Marcus Crofton

CAS Consultancy – new year, new projects

The team is producing an art strategy for Lendlease’s £2 billion Elephant & Castle development

Marco Compagnoni
Press Releases 15 Dec 2017 By Marcus Crofton

Contemporary Art Society announces new Chair of Trustees

The charity’s Trustees have appointed Marco Compagnoni as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He will take up the post formally in January 2018.

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