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Image courtesy of Xavier Solé Mora
Art Consultancy 21 Feb 2018 By teamcas

Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18

For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.

Installation view of Michael Landy: Scaled Down at Thomas Dane Gallery. Photographer: Ben Westoby
Friday Dispatch 19 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Michael Landy: Scaled Down at Thomas Dane Gallery

‘Scaled Down’ shows Landy at his most caustically, brilliantly witty. A breathtakingly unsentimental gesture that perfectly encapsulates the issues that have exercised him for three decades.

Ndidi Emefiele, Untitled (dancing to wo!!), 2018. Mixed media on canvas, 180x180cm. Courtesy of the artist and Rosenfeld Porcini
Friday Dispatch 12 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Ndidi Emefiele: Pets, Parties and a Cuddle at Rosenfeld Porcini

These new paintings are assured, complex and pull the viewer in to explore the myriad details and references, as well as the exuberant materiality of their making.

Omar Victor Diop, Thiaroye 1944, 2016, from the series Liberty. Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris
Friday Dispatch 5 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

‘Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora’ at Autograph ABP, London

Diop’s exhibition delivers important lessons in recuperated histories, along with a powerful serving of pure visual pleasure. Highly recommended.

Kehinde Wiley, Narrenschiff, 2017. Three-channel digital film, 16.40 minutes. Photo: Copyright The Artist. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery
CAS News 3 Oct 2018 By Marcus Crofton

CAS acquires work by Kehinde Wiley and Zadie Xa at Frieze Art Fair for a new museum in Plymouth

Kehinde Wiley’s first film installation ‘Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools)’, 2017 and two works by Zadie Xa all consider questions of identity, race and belonging

Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers),Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 19 September — 18 November 2018. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Stuart Whipps
Friday Dispatch 28 Sep 2018 By Christine Takengny

‘Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)’ at Ikon, Birmingham

Apfelbaum invites the viewer to fully immerse themselves into what she describes as “an erupting rainbow volcano experience”.

Hepworth Sculpture Prize nominee Michael Dean, Tender Tender, 2017. Installation view, Skulptur Projekte Münster. Courtesy the artist, Herald St, London, Supportico Lopez, Berlin and Mendes Wood, São Paulo. Photo Henning Rogge
CAS Recommends 27 Sep 2018 By Marcus Crofton

October 2018

Two of the UK’s most prestigious art prizes open their exhibitions this month, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture and Artes Mundi 8 in Cardiff.

Helen Cammock, ‘Untitled 1’ from the series ‘Shouting in Whispers’, 2017. Hand-pulled screenprint, edition 2 of 3. 102 x 72cm.
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires two sets of powerful screen prints by Helen Cammock for Reading Museum

Helen Cammock used to be a social worker, grounding her research-focused approach to creating art reflecting on inequality and misrepresentation.

Zadie Xa, ‘Crash Boom Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword’, 2017, Performed at Somerset House Studios as part of Block Universe London 2017
Artist to Watch By Anietie Ekanem

Zadie Xa

Xa’s interest in Korean culture is rooted in her own experience of the diaspora, with a particular focus on Korean Shamanism.

Still from Xavier Solé Mora, Fools' Feast, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Art Consultancy 24 Sep 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Aspen Digital Art Award recipient Xavier Solé Mora launches winning artwork for the Aspen Collection

Inspired by our perception of risk and an etching by Francisco Goya, ‘Fools’ Feast’ presents a gentle choreography of floating hippos that disguises the danger they pose in the wild.

Nicholas Pope, 'Sofa of the Seven Deadly Sins and Coffee Table of Virtue', 1998-2018. Mixed media, 300 × 390 × 460 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and The Sunday Painter. Photographer: Lewis Ronald
Friday Dispatch 21 Sep 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Nicholas Pope: Sins and Virtues at The Sunday Painter

Nicholas Pope is part of the history of British Sculpture, and thanks to the dynamic trio of The Sunday Painter he is now being rediscovered.

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