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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

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

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