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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.

Becky Beasley, Sedum Joy (Double Grave) 2002/2017, Gelatin silverprint, 105x79cm
CAS Recommends 28 Apr 2017 By Marcus Crofton

May 2017

A string of museums along the south coast have fascinating exhibitions opening in May including the Towner in Eastbourne, where Becky Beasley’s new show engages with the work of Eric Ravilious – both residents of East Sussex.

Martine Syms at Camden Arts Centre ® Hydar Dewachi
CAS News 20 Apr 2017 By Marcus Crofton

Major work by LA-based artist Martine Syms to be gifted to Leeds Art Gallery through VNXXCAS scheme

The initiative aims to provoke an examination of collecting practice and act as a focal point for debate on gender imbalance in museum collections.

Richard Long, Full Moon Circle, 2004. Courtesy of Houghton Hall
CAS Recommends 30 Mar 2017 By Marcus Crofton

April 2017

Lord Cholmondeley is following up his sensational James Turrell show at Houghton Hall in 2015 with a major solo exhibition by Richard Long, the artist’s largest since his retrospective at Tate in 2009.

The Artist's Table with Conrad Shawcross, 23 February 2017
CAS News 28 Feb 2017 By Marcus Crofton

Conrad Shawcross cooks dinner for the Artist’s Table, with over £70,000 raised for museum acquisitions

Guests were treated to a special performance of his Ada robot with Mira Calix and a giant tetrahedral cake in the shape of one of Shawcross’ sculptures.

Me as Cahun holding a mask of my face, by Gillian Wearing, 2012. Photograph: Gillian Wearing/Tanya Bonakdar Gallery/Maureen Paley
CAS Recommends 23 Feb 2017 By Marcus Crofton

March 2017

The National Portrait Gallery has not one, but two must-see shows opening in March

Wolfgang Tillmans 'astro crusto, a' 2012 © Wolfgang Tillmans
CAS Recommends 26 Jan 2017 By Marcus Crofton

February 2017

An important group show opens at GoMA in Glasgow this month, which stems from the Contemporary Art Society’s donation of Hito Steyerl’s Abstract (2012) to the museum in 2015.

Lubaina Himid, Le Rodeur: The Lock, 2016. Courtesy the artist & Hollybush Gardens
CAS Recommends 3 Jan 2017 By Marcus Crofton

January 2017

To raise the profile of one of the pioneers of the British Black Arts Movement, Spike Island, Nottingham Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford are running concurrent presentations of Lubaina Himid’s work from January 2017.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The Elixia App (Episode One), Praxes at Bergen Assembly, Bergen, 29 April 2016. Photo: Thor
CAS Recommends 24 Nov 2016 By Marcus Crofton

December 2016

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd performs her first solo show in Scotland at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, whilst in Edinburgh the Fruitmarket Gallery brings together the work of two of South Africa’s foremost visual artists, William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland.

Glenn Brown, 'In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core', 2016. Indian ink and acrylic on panel, 135 x 95 x 2.8 cm. Copyright Glenn Brown, Courtesy Gagosian
CAS News 15 Nov 2016 By Marcus Crofton

Major new work by Glenn Brown acquired for the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, through the Great Works scheme

The work was made specifically for the museum and is the first piece by the artist to enter into a UK museum collection

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