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Babi Badalov, ‘I am IdealEast/ Refugee Crysis/ Kennedy’, 2015. Ensemble of three paintings on fabric, 33 x 143 cm, 114 x 198 cm, 63 x 69 cm. Courtesy of the artist
Recent Acquisitions 24 Jan 2018 By Franka Blok

Three paintings by Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov acquired for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Living in Paris as a refugee, Badalov’s practice tests the limits of language and the restrictions it can impose upon us.

John Akomfrah, Untitled, 2016. C-type print mounted on Dibond. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

February 2018

This month Kettles Yard in Cambridge re-opens following a major new expansion with a group show that features a formidable calibre of artists

Production stills from Melanie Manchot - The Choirs, 13 January 2018. Photography by Tim Bowditch
Art Consultancy 23 Jan 2018 By teamcas

Radical Cambridge Choirs join together in a performance by artist Melanie Manchot

During her residency Manchot worked with university researchers to explore what it means to be part of a new community in Cambridge.

Image: Installation view of Isabel Nolan: Another View from Nowhen at Bloomberg SPACE. Courtesy of the Artist and Kerlin Gallery.
Friday Dispatch 19 Jan 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Isabel Nolan: ‘Another View from Nowhen’ at Bloomberg SPACE and the London Mithraeum

Do book yourself a slot to see the Mithraeum and Isabel Nolan’s remarkable response to it. This is the new, old London: repackaged, reinterpreted.

Michael Armitage, Exorcism, 2017, © Michael Armitage. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby). Courtesy of the Artist and the Harry and Lana David Collection.
Friday Dispatch 12 Jan 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Michael Armitage: The Chapel at South London Gallery

Armitage has a remarkable facility as a painter, a command of colour and a seductive line. I for one will enjoy watching him continue to explore the territory he has claimed for himself.

Andreas Gursky, Les Mées, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers
CAS Recommends 5 Jan 2018 By Marcus Crofton

January 2018

The Hayward Gallery in London re-opens this month with the first major UK retrospective of the work of German photographer Andreas Gursky, following a two year renovation programme. In Eastbourne,…

Winston Branch, West Indian, 1973. Oil on canvas, 105 x 90.2cm ® the artist. Photo credit - Rugby Art Gallery and Museum Art Collections
CAS News 4 Jan 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Three CAS Museum Members exhibiting works at Art UK’s showcase of regional museums at London Art Fair

The works have been selected by Sonia Boyce, Mat Collishaw, Haroon Mirza and Oscar Murillo for an exhibition to celebrate the fair’s 30th anniversary

Visualisation of the Elephant Park Development, London. Courtesy: Lendleas
Art Consultancy 3 Jan 2018 By Marcus Crofton

CAS Consultancy – new year, new projects

The team is producing an art strategy for Lendlease’s £2 billion Elephant & Castle development

Ann Van Hoey, Ferrari Red Vessel, 2014. Presented to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums through the Omega Fund, 2016/17. Courtesy Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.
Recent Acquisitions 21 Dec 2017 By Franka Blok

Ferrari-red ceramic piece by Ann Van Hoey acquired for Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Van Hoey merges the traditional craftsmanship of earthenware vessels with the lavish status symbols of a consumerist society

Paul Maheke, 'Seeking after the fully grown dancer *deep within*' as part of 'Habits of Care' at the Blackwood Gallery, Toronto. images: Henry Chan, 2017
Artist to Watch 20 Dec 2017 By Charlotte dos Santos

Paul Maheke

Through performance and installation, Maheke uses cool and visceral presentations of his body to explore cultural identity, sexuality and gender.

Marco Compagnoni
Press Releases 15 Dec 2017 By Marcus Crofton

Contemporary Art Society announces new Chair of Trustees

The charity’s Trustees have appointed Marco Compagnoni as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He will take up the post formally in January 2018.

Omer Fast, 5000 Feet is the Best, 2011. Film still, single channel projection (30 mins). © Omer Fast
Friday Dispatch 8 Dec 2017 By Christine Takengny

‘Age of Terror: Art since 9/11’ at Imperial War Museum London

A chilling reminder of how the political, social and cultural aftershocks of 9/11 continue to reverberate around the world more than 16 years later, the ‘War on Terror’ seemingly infiltrating every area of our lives.

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