We hope you are having an enjoyable and restful Summer!
Our forthcoming Members’ Programme will be with you in early September, so be sure to look out for it and we look forward to seeing you at as many events as your diary permits.
We are working to launch a new initiative, Contemporary Art Society Recommends, which will highlight ten important public exhibitions across the UK each month. August’s edition will just go out to you, our valued Members, and we invite you to tell us what you think.
From September Contemporary Art Society Recommends will go to our entire network. We hope you will find it to be an insightful and useful tool. In the meantime, please feel free to give us your feedback on the first edition as it would be greatly appreciated.
Please send us your thoughts by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you again in the Autumn.
All the best,
Dida, Ally, Henry and Sarah
The CAS Membership Team
Paul Etienne Lincoln: An Aurelian Labyrinth and Other Explications, South London Gallery
30 June – 18 September 2011
New York-based British artist Paul Etienne Lincoln’s work is inspired by historical figures, memory and sensorial perception. This solo exhibition introduces the artist’s idiosyncratic output through eight printed Explications, some of which have never been shown before, alongside models of large-scale projects and the film work The Velocity of Thought, 2006.
FIELD OF ACTION. The Moscow Conceptual School in Context, Calvert 22
29 June – 28 August 2011
Calvert 22, in collaboration with the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, presents an exhibition of the highly influential Moscow Conceptual School. The development of this particular ‘school’ or movement during the 1970s and 1980s, reflects one of the most significant and complicated periods of Russian culture in the latter half of the 20th century.
Tania Kovats, HABITAT, UP Projects
16 May 2011 – 16 May 2014
Tania Kovats, one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists, has been commissioned to design a floating garden for the newly developed Basin of the Regents Canal. Tania Kovats’ HABITAT will introduce a floating, organic sculptural element to the Basin that enhances the magic of this hidden public space.
Pablo Bronstein, Sketches for Regency Living, Institute of Contemporary Art
9 June – 25 September 2011
Pablo Bronstein presents Sketches for Regency Living, a ground-breaking exhibition in which, for the first time, an individual artist works across the entire ICA introducing major architectural interventions, as well as choreographing extraordinary art and ballet performances.
Taryn Simon, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, Tate Modern
25 May 2011 – 2 January 2012
Tate Modern premieres an important new body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon. A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters was produced over a four-year period (2008 – 2011), during which Simon travelled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories.
Thomas Struth, Photographs 1978 – 2010, Whitechapel Gallery
6 July – 16 September 2011
Life-sized images of tourists enraptured by art, intimate family portraits, epic panoramas of colossal technology projects and quietly beautiful pictures of empty streets, are all in the first UK survey of German artist Thomas Struth, one of the most important photographers of the late 20th century.
Eva Rothschild, Hot Touch, The Hepworth Wakefield
21 May – 9 October 2011
Hot Touch presents a group of new and recent sculptures and photographs by Eva Rothschild. Her sculptures are made from a range of materials including fabric, leather and wood, bringing together the hand-made and the industrially produced. The works often combine the forms and strategies of modernist art – squares, triangles, holes and repetition – with an array of visual associations and symbols, such as totemic columns of piled heads and draped snakes.
Mark Titchner, BE TRUE TO YOUR OBLIVION, The New Art Gallery Walsall
8 July – 10 September 2011
Mark Titchner works in a wide variety of media, often combining new technologies with more traditional craft techniques. An overarching interest is the way in which communication engenders belief. Text commonly features within his work and he draws from a wide range of sources including song lyrics, advertising slogans, corporate mission statements and political manifestos.
Maurizio Anzeri, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
25 June – 2 October 2011
Maurizio Anzeri’s unusual working process brings together found photographs and embroidery. Using portraits from the 1930s and 1940s collected at flea markets, Anzeri overlays abstract designs by sewing intricately patterned threads directly onto the photographic surface. Obscuring part of the photograph he both hides and heightens certain features of the face. His precise juxtapositions transform the discarded image, giving his portraits a disquieting and psychological presence.
A Million Miles from Home, Folkestone Triennial, Folkstone
25 June – 25 September, 2011
Curated by Andrea Schlieker, the title and theme of the second Folkestone Triennial is A Million Miles from Home. This refers to the sense of being between worlds, of displacement and separation, of transience and having to find bearings in an unknown elsewhere. The Triennial is the flagship project of the Creative Foundation, a charity based in Folkestone which is leading a large scale renewal of the old town area close to the scenic harbour.