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Installation view of 'Alfredo Jaar: 25 Years Later' at Goodman Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 6 Dec 2019 By Christine Takengny

Alfredo Jaar: 25 Years Later at Goodman Gallery, London

I saw Jaar’s ‘The Rwanda Project’ for the first time as a student in 2000, shortly after its completion. 20 years on, it still has the same horrifying and powerful effect.

James Welling, Eleusis. Kallichoros (Well of the fair dances), 2019. © James Welling, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 29 Nov 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

‘James Welling: Planograph’ at Maureen Paley, London

For more than four decades, James Welling has maintained a photographic practice that goes beyond image-making.

Image courtesy of the artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain and The Baldwin Gallery
CAS Recommends 28 Nov 2019 By Marcus Crofton

December 2019

Meryl McMaster (b. 1988, Ottawa) is part of a rising generation of indigenous artists in Canada and uses costume, sculpture and photography to explore identity and its distinct cultural landscapes….

Jake Elwes, ZIZI, (2019-ongoing) - montage of machine learning generated drag looks for Zizi. Image courtesy of the artist.
Artist to Watch By Uma Karavadra

Jake Elwes

Jake Elwes’ recent work explores representation and bias in machine learning AI, using image datasets of groups such as drag queens to highlight blindspots

Claire Hooper, working proposal (detail)
Art Consultancy 27 Nov 2019 By Team

Claire Hooper awarded Private Equity Building Commission

This commission represents a departure for both artist and commissioner: Claire has never worked directly on rendered walls, while this is the first time the firm has commissioned site-specific work.

Matthew Krishanu, Two Boys on a Boat, 2019. Photo: Peter Mallet
Recent Acquisitions By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires three paintings by Matthew Krishanu for Huddersfield Art Gallery

Born locally, though spending much of his childhood in Bangladesh, his work explores notions of childhood, memory and place.

Photographer: Eddie Otchere
CAS News 22 Nov 2019 By Marcus Crofton

£88,000 net raised for new museum acquisitions at the Artist’s Table with Edmund de Waal, with a major donation announced for Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

All funds raised will directly benefit the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society: supporting museums across the UK by donating great works of art.

Jimmy DeSana, Cardboard, 1985. Courtesy The Jimmy DeSana Trust and Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 15 Nov 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

Jimmy deSana and the Sex Appeal of the Inorganic at Amanda Wilkinson, London

DeSana, a genuine misfit in his time, seems to have found his place in the history of photography many years after his death and his work continues to exert fascination, radiance and awe.

Installation view of 'McArthur Binion, White:Work' at Massimo De Carlo, London, 1 October – 16 November, 2019. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography. Courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Friday Dispatch 8 Nov 2019 By Caroline Douglas

McArthur Binion White:Work at Massimo De Carlo, London

It is two years since Binion’s first solo exhibition at Massimo De Carlo in London. That exhibition, DNA:Sepia, took place in the same year that the artist’s work was shown in…

Barbara Kapusta, Dangerous Bodies, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Gianni Manhattan, Vienna. Photographer: Tim Bowditch
Friday Dispatch 1 Nov 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

‘Barbara Kapusta: Dangerous Bodies’ at Kunstraum, London

Kapusta is particularly interested in the unstable and unfixed notion of self in the digital world.

Judy Chicago, Purple Atmosphere #4, 1969
CAS Recommends 31 Oct 2019 By Marcus Crofton

November 2019

BALTIC in Gateshead is holding the first major UK survey of pioneering feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago. In London, the most comprehensive retrospective of Surrealist icon Dora Maar…

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