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Christopher Page, Mist, 2016. Oil and acrylic on wall, 193 x 112 cm, 193 x 181 cm, 193 x 112 cm
Friday Dispatch 14 Oct 2016 By teamcas

The National or the Skip

A show in a derelict hotel, the title is inspired by something Francis Bacon once said: “if my paintings didn’t belong in the National Gallery, they were destined for the skip.”

Sarah Lucas, YOKO, 2015. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ London. Photo by Julian Simmons
CAS Recommends 25 Feb 2016 By teamcas

March 2016

Sculptures from Sarah Lucas’ extraordinary show at the 56th Venice Biennale will be brought to the Soane Museum this month, the custard yellow of the drawing room having inspired the artist’s scheme at the British Pavilion.

The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) 16mm film and video installation, five parts, various durations looped; and mixed media. Image courtesy of Yuki Yamamoto and Kate MacGarry, London.
CAS Recommends 9 Feb 2016 By teamcas

February 2016

It’s the North of England with the most exciting openings this month: Nathaniel Mellors debuts his Contemporary Art Society commissioned film in Preston, Ben Rivers shows in Manchester, KAWS at the YSP and Martin Parr in Wakefield.

Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2016.
News 8 Jan 2016 By teamcas

Hito Steyerl film acquired for GoMA, the first work by the artist to enter a UK Collection

Abstract (2012) commemorates a childhood friend of Steyerl’s who became a revolutionary and was killed in the Kurdish region of Turkey in 1998 when fighting for the PKK.

Rose Wylie, 'Pink Table Cloth (Close-up) (Film Notes)', 2013, Oil on Canvas 207 x 330 cm. Image courtesy the artist and UNION Gallery
CAS Recommends 4 Jan 2016 By teamcas

January 2016

The event of the month in London is Condo, where 24 international and UK galleries will be showing in spaces across London. But if you are heading to Margate be sure to catch Rose Wylie at the Turner Contemporary, her superficially naive works reveal under closer inspection a complex wealth of imagery and style.

News 11 Dec 2015 By teamcas

Contemporary British Masterpieces for our Collections: A New Scheme to Acquire Great Works

The Great Works scheme, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, aims to address the absence in museums across the UK of works by British contemporary artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years.

Michael Craig-Martin, 'Untitled (light bulb)', 2014, acrylic on aluminium, 300 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery.
CAS Recommends 1 Dec 2015 By teamcas

December 2015

Catch the Turner Prize in Glasgow with shortlisted artist Janice Kerbel, whose work we have just purchased for Bury Art Museum. In London, the Serpentine Gallery is holding Michael Craig Martin’s first solo exhibition in the capital since 1989.

Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1941. Photo credit: Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / DACS, London.
CAS Recommends 29 Oct 2015 By teamcas

November 2015

Theaster Gates will be presenting his first and highly anticipated UK public project in Bristol, whilst in London Chantal Akerman’s show at Ambika P3 has a particular poignancy following her tragic death in October and pays tribute to her bold creative vision.

Bill Viola, Firewoman, 2005 © the artist
CAS Recommends 1 Oct 2015 By teamcas

October 2015

The Contemporary Art Society-commissioned Century Egg by Bedwyr Williams will be showing at British Art Show 8 in Leeds, whilst in London Damien Hirst’s new gallery opens with an intriguing look at the work of abstract painter John Hoyland.

Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, 'Waiting for Nothing', 2015, Coloured Pencil, Ink, Photo Transfers and Metallic Pigment, 76 x 111 cm. Courtesy of 1:54 and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
News 29 Sep 2015 By teamcas

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 15-18 October 2015

Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art will return to London for its third edition, 15-18 October 2015. A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent,…

Ruairiadh O'Connell, 'Untitled (RO_H04)', 2015, Steel, jesmonite and dye, 193 x 54 x 6 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Artist to Watch 28 Sep 2015 By teamcas

Ruairiadh O’Connell

If you are heading to Frieze Art Fair this month be sure to drop by San Francisco-based Jessica Silverman Gallery, who this year will show a solo presentation of work…

Varda Caivano, installation view, Victoria Miro Gallery, Mayfair, 2015. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Varda Caivano
Friday Dispatch 11 Sep 2015 By teamcas

Varda Caivano at Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Varda Caivano’s third show with her London gallery allows us an in-depth view of her evolving practice. For over a decade now, Caivano has been singled out for the integrity of her negotiations of painting as a proposition.

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