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.

Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė, Light Bucket Challenge, 2010. Floor lamp, 50 x 154 x 48 cm
Recent Acquisitions 26 Oct 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė’s stitched metal craft piece acquired for New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

The artist embraces the mundane symbols of Lithuanian life – the metal bucket, the radiator, the car – and turns them into objects of beauty, rather than shunning them and the industrial processes they represent.

Still from a performance with workers at Anfora ceramics factory, Mexico. © Jeremy Hutchison, 2016 . This will exhibit at Zona Maco in Mexico City in February 2017.
Artist to Watch By Ilaria Puri Purini

Jeremy Hutchison

Dynamics of power are what Hutchison is really committed to, using the absurd to question how the rational functions.

Image: Courtesy the artist
Art Consultancy 25 Oct 2016 By Fabienne Nicholas

The Art World View: The Beauty of Data

The way in which artists are embracing data helps us understand the fundamentals of our world just that little bit differently.

Eva Rothschild, Alternative to Power, (installation shot), The New Art Gallery Walsall, 24 September 2016 – 15 January 2017. Photo: Robert Glowacki
Friday Dispatch 21 Oct 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Eva Rothschild’s powerful new show in a museum threatened with closure

All the work in this exhibition, with the exception of one piece, has been made this year, and so it has inevitably been made against the background of the political upheavals in the UK over the summer

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.”

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

Pescadora Island. Production shot of The Colony, Dinh Q. Lê,2016. Commissioned by Artangel, Ikon, Birmingham, Han Nefkens H+F Collectionand Proyecto Amil, Lima.Photo courtesy Dinh Q. Lê
Friday Dispatch 30 Sep 2016 By Christine Takengny

The Colony by Dinh Q. Lê, an Artangel Commission

Contrasting the sublime natural landscape with the seemingly everlasting human world of greed and desire makes The Colony a powerfully unsettling and captivating short story about colonialism and its legacy

Coco Crampton, 'B_Type Bower’, 2016. Oil paint, wood, glazed ceramic, beaten copper, 77 x 78 x 52cm. Courtesy of Belmacz and the artist
Artist to Watch 29 Sep 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Coco Crampton

The artist only graduated from the Royal Academy in 2014 and she has quickly developed a visual language that worth keeping an eye on.

David Clarke, 50/50, 2015. Pewter and lead, dimensions variable, 15 x 15 x 15 cm
Recent Acquisitions 28 Sep 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

Craft piece by Silversmith David Clarke acquired for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Clarke rejects traditional notions of beauty, distorting and innovatively transforming the surfaces of precious metals using corrosives such as salt and lead.

Melanie Manchot, THE GIFT, installation view, detail, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Bloomberg SPACE, London.
Art Consultancy By Nina Johnson

Melanie Manchot named as the new Artist-in-Residence on the North West Cambridge Development

Manchot will work with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the university to explore the future of personhood, friendship, shelter and community

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