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.

Rose Wylie, Pink Skater (Will I Win Will I Win), 2015. Oil on Canvas, 208 x 329 cm. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, London, Photograph: Soon-Hak Kwon
CAS Recommends 30 Nov 2017 By Marcus Crofton

December 2017

The sensational story of Rose Wylie’s late-blooming success has now been repeated ad nauseam, so it may come as a surprise that she is only now having her first major…

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.

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