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.

Installation view of Noemie Goudal, ‘Satellite II’, 2014. Image courtesy Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
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.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Borderlands, 2012. C - print, 150 x 100 cm. Edition of 6 + 2 AP
Artist to Watch By Franka Blok

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Agbodjelou portrays smugglers in Benin as individuals, but also records a practice characteristic for the country at a certain point in history.

Andrew Dadson, Black Barbed Wire, 2013. Inkjet print, 148 x 176 x 7.5cm, edition 1/3 + 1 AP
Recent Acquisitions 27 Jul 2016 By Franka Blok

Work by Canadian artist Andrew Dadson acquired for Norwich Castle Museum

The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Black Barbed Wire (2013) by Andrew Dadson (b. 1980) for the Norwich Castle Museum. Dadson is a Canadian…

Rachel Whiteread, 'Untitled (Found)', 2016 -® Rachel Whiteread
Friday Dispatch 22 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Cornelia Parker Curates ‘Found’ at the Foundling Museum

An engrossing and hugely enjoyable show, well suited to these slower days of summer when we can ease the foot off the gas pedal a little

2. Chapters One to Five, 2012, 16mm Film Scan_SMALLER
Friday Dispatch 15 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Art Now: Sophie Michael, Trip (the light fantastic), Tate Britain

With the past just a click away, nostalgia as a concept is wide open for re-definition

Brian Griffiths, Bill & Vilma, 2016, Installation shot at Vilma Gold, London. Courtesy Vilma Gold, London
Friday Dispatch 8 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Brian Griffiths, Bill & Vilma, Vilma Gold

Griffiths uses the actor Bill Murray as ‘material’ for his new show

Alison Wilding, Arena, 2000.  Courtesy the artist and Karsten Schubert. Photo by Peter White
Friday Dispatch 1 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Alison Wilding: Arena Redux, Art House Foundation

After sixteen years packed away in wooden crates, this radiantly wonderful sculpture is for a short time on view to the public again.

Donna Huddleston, The Warriors, 2015. Pencil, graphite and gouache on paper, seven pieces 85 x 42 cm, seven pieces 65 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin
Artist to Watch 30 Jun 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Donna Huddleston

Her multidisciplinary practice investigates themes of transformation, ritual and the human figure, employing a range of media to tell a story.

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