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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.

Sara Barker, metamorphosis of friends disappeared subtle structures (2016) (detail) Aluminium sheet, steel rod and bar, Perspex, brass rod, automotive paint Courtesy the artist; Mary Mary, Glasgow; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; The Approach, London
Friday Dispatch 23 Sep 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Sara Barker at Ikon, Birmingham

There is a lyricism to the work, in tandem with a concern with abstract form that is very Glasgow

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

Courtesy Kate MacGarry Gallery
Artist to Watch 25 Aug 2016 By Christine Takengny

Samson Kambalu

Influenced by Situationism, silent film, and by spiritual rituals practiced in South-East Africa, London based artist Samson Kambalu embraces the subversive potential of non-productive time, the gift economy and the notion of playing.

David Mabb, 'Morris Trellis- Stepanova Optical', 2003
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

Curator Samantha Manton creates new display at the Whitworth through the CAS’s Starting Point Fellowship

The Gardener Digs in Another Time, which is on show till 9 October 2016, reflects upon the use of the garden in visual culture as a vehicle for utopian thought and an emblem for an ideal society.

Rose English, Rose on Horseback with Tail, 1974/2012. C-type photograph, 50.8 x 76.2cm. Edition 1/6 + 4 Aps
Recent Acquisitions 24 Aug 2016 By Franka Blok

Key early work by “the unsung Queen of British performance Art” acquired for York Art Gallery

Quadrille (1976) by Rose English highlights the fetishisation of women’s bodies and explores issues around gender roles, whereby dressage can be seen as a metaphor for power struggles and relationships.

Noemie Goudal, ‘Satellite II’, 2014. Lambda Print, 168 x 208 cm, Edition 2 of 5. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2015
Recent Acquisitions 23 Aug 2016 By Team

Noemie Goudal’s Satellite II on display at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

The Contemporary Art Society donated the work to the museum in 2015

Mark Leckey, Installation view: This Kolossal Kat, That Massive MOG, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, 14 May – 13 August 2016. Courtesy the artist and Cabinet, London. Photo: Jonathan Lynch
Friday Dispatch 29 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from the North West

Visits to Tullie House, Grundy Art Gallery, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre and Touchstones Rochdale

Mary Martin, Permutation, 1965. © British Museum
CAS Recommends 28 Jul 2016 By Marcus Crofton

August 2016

If you are on holiday in Dorset at the end of the summer be sure to drop in on a small but fascinating drawing show at Poole Museum, which includes…

Albert Potrony with Year 6 pupils from St John’s Primary School workshopping at the Imperial War Museum
Art Consultancy By Team

Imagine a Memorial for the 21st century

Join us to take part in activities exploring ideas of conflict, resilience, friendship and support, while contributing to discussions about the purpose of a contemporary space for memorial in Walworth, South London.

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