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Available Now: 100 YEARS OF THE CONTEMPORARY ART SOCIETY – WHAT’S NEXT? INSIDE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

23 November 2011 By

For 100 years the Contemporary Art Society has played a unique and pivotal role in the formation of the UK’s art collections. To mark the Contemporary Art Society’s centenary year, the society developed a programme of projects, events and exhibitions in over thirty museums across the UK.

100 YEARS OF THE CONTEMPORARY ART SOCIETY – WHAT’S NEXT? INSIDE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS features the extensive output of these interventions alongside vital conversations about curating, patronage and the cultural identity of Museums and the significance of collections on the artist and creative practitioner. The book also includes its own collection of works on paper from some of the UKs most important and emerging artists, all of whom have been supported by the Contemporary Art Society. The Contemporary Art Society has worked as a catalyst for the visual arts in the UK, continuing to develop and support audiences, artists, curators, collectors and collections alike. Timely in its nature and explorative in its method, this book is essential for anyone interested in public art collections today and curious about their future.

Featured artists, writers and curators include: Claire Barclay, David Batchelor, Pavel Buchler, Yane Calovski, Marcus Coates, Richard Cork, Michael Dean, Katy Dove, Seamus Harahan, Andy Holden, Fiona Jardine, Elisa Kay, Torsten Lauschmann, Rosalind Nashashibi, Elizabeth Price, Hannah Rickards, Lindsay Seers, Sarah Skinner, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jon Thompson, Emily Wardill and Sally O’Reilly.

To order a copy for £19.95 plus FREE P&P call Phil on +44 020 7831 1243 or email phil@contemporaryartsociety.org