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For immediate release, 9.12.13 Announcing the Contemporary Art Society Annual Fundraiser 2014 RE- RE-juvenate. RE-claim. RE-imagine. RE-create. RE-cycle. RE-load. RE-visit. RE-invent. RE-style. 11 March 2014 Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF Honorary Chair: Livia Firth Event Ambassadors: Jeremy Deller, Fiona Rae, Bob and Roberta Smith, John Stezaker and Gavin Turk Each year the Contemporary Art Society […]
Give the gift of contemporary art to friend, loved one or colleague from only £45! What better Christmas present than a year-long programme of tours, talks and events by international artists, curators and collectors? Our Members enjoy exceptional access to contemporary art throughout the year, and gain unrestricted entry to our full programme of talks, […]
Heather Phillipson works with sculpture, moving image, text and sound, creating video installations and ‘talking pictures’ (video with live voice) that weave the viewer through a collage of fragmentary and evolving ideas and narratives in multi-sensory environments. As Adrian Searle has observed, “she makes the world feel nearly new, filled with meaning. Or several meanings, […]
The Contemporary Art Society has purchased three drawings by Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley as a gift for Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford. The works can be viewed at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery from Friday 29 November in anticipation of the Turner Prize winner being announced on Monday 2 December 2013. Purchased through the Contemporary […]
Elizabeth Price has won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2013 with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art). Price will create a significant new moving image work for the Ashmolean which will be premiered in Oxford on completion. […]
With a practice that incorporates writing, video, drawing, sculpture and performance, Anna Barham’s work interrogates language’s endless and unruly potential through the bodily and technological operations that act upon it. Earlier projects have particularly concentrated on the structural dimensions of anagrams, with drawings and animations performing texts written from the multitudinous possible permutations of a […]