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

Monica Bonvicini, Light Me Black, 2009 ©VG Bild-Kunst Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago
CAS Recommends 28 Oct 2016 By Marcus Crofton

November 2016

The inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield has a highly impressive shortlist (Phyllida Barlow, Steven Claydon, Helen Marten and David Medalla) that makes this exhibition a must-see. In London this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries arrives at the ICA having exhibited in Liverpool, giving a good snapshot of emerging trends in art.

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 News 5 Oct 2016 By Marcus Crofton

CAS acquires John Akomfrah and Kader Attia works at Frieze London for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

The two moving image works address themes of colonisation and migration

CAS News 16 Sep 2016 By Marcus Crofton

£50,000 Collections Fund at Frieze to acquire work supporting social change

The scheme will acquire work for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art that aligns with the museum’s mission for social change, particularly around issues including migration and exile

Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace
CAS Recommends 26 Aug 2016 By Marcus Crofton

September 2016

A founding father of Italian Arte Povera, Michelangelo Pistoletto, will be presenting a solo show of his work at Blenheim Palace from 15 September, exploring the diverse range of his 50 year practice

David Mabb, 'Morris Trellis- Stepanova Optical', 2003
CAS News 25 Aug 2016 By Marcus Crofton

Curator Samantha Manton creates new display at the Whitworth through the CAS’s Starting Point Fellowship

The Gardener Digs in Another Time, which is on show till 9 October 2016, reflects upon the use of the garden in visual culture as a vehicle for utopian thought and an emblem for an ideal society.

Mary Martin, Permutation, 1965. © British Museum
CAS Recommends 28 Jul 2016 By Marcus Crofton

August 2016

If you are on holiday in Dorset at the end of the summer be sure to drop in on a small but fascinating drawing show at Poole Museum, which includes…

Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico - Out Back Of Mary's II, 1930. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe, USA). Gift of the Burnett Foundation copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation/DACS London
CAS Recommends 30 Jun 2016 By Marcus Crofton

July 2016

Tate Modern in London is showing Georgia O’ Keeffe, a rare chance to see an American art icon with no works in UK public collections.

Migration Study Day at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Courtesy of photographer Michelle Maddison
CAS News 21 Jun 2016 By Marcus Crofton

The Contemporary Art Society and Frieze London Announce a New Partnership to Acquire Significant Contemporary Work for Regional Museums

The Contemporary Art Society and Frieze London have announced a partnership to purchase a major work at the 2016 edition of the fair for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

René Magritte, La reproduction interdite (detail), 1937, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2015. Photographer: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam.
CAS Recommends 26 May 2016 By Marcus Crofton

June 2016

Some of the 20th Century’s greatest artists will be on show throughout the country this June, from Picasso in Merseyside to Dali in Edinburgh.

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