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Paule Vezelay, Silhouettes, 1938. 91.4 x 59.7 cm. © The Estate of Paule Vezelay Photograph © England & Co Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 13 Apr 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Surface Work at Victoria Miro, Wharf Road and Mayfair

The exhibition is something like the tasting menu at a Michelin Star restaurant: exceptional, if slightly overwhelming as a total experience – enduringly memorable for exquisite individual moments.

Installation view of Secret of the Landscape at Frith Street Gallery. Courtesy the Artists and Frith Street Gallery; Photo: Steve White
Friday Dispatch 6 Apr 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Secret of the Landscape at Frith Street Gallery

The show at Frith Street expands our ideas of what a landscape can be. Far from the traditional art historical concept of the figurative genre, the artists exhibited, each in different ways, have exposed the manifold definitions of landscape as an immersive phenomenon and one held at a distance.

Anne Hardy, Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Leeds Art Gallery, 2018. © Anne Hardy, Courtesy Maureen Paley, London. Photographer: Angus Mill
CAS Recommends 29 Mar 2018 By Marcus Crofton

April 2018

This month’s ‘must see’ is Anne Hardy’s installation Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Leeds Art Gallery, originally commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society for Art Night 2017 and now donated by us to Leeds Art Gallery.

Artist Gillian Wearing with a model of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett. Photograph: Caroline Teo/GLA
Art Consultancy By Nina Johnson

The Making of Dame Millicent Fawcett

CAS Patrons visited AB Foundry in East London to learn more about Gillian Wearing’s commemoration to women’s suffrage in parliament square, a commission managed by the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy.

Installation view of Gayle Chong Kwan, The Peoples Forest, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg
Artist to Watch 28 Mar 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Gayle Chong Kwan

Once a Royal Forest, a place where the upper classes could hunt deer and the lower classes could collect firewood, Epping Forest on the London-Essex border has for hundreds of…

Caroline Walker, Dandar Bathers, 2015. Oil on paper, 44 x 39.5 cm. Image courtesy the Artist and Project B Gallery, Milan
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

Suite of works by Caroline Walker acquired for Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

The museum is interested in collecting work relating to water and bathing, reflecting the town’s Spa history.

Image: Clementine Keith-Roach, Kore, 2018. Ceramic, plaster, paint, Roman ring. 52 x 30 x 27 cm. Photo: Damian Griffiths. Courtesy the artist and Hunter / Whitfield Gallery.
Friday Dispatch 23 Mar 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Interiority – Hunter / Whitfield Gallery, London

Entering the exhibition Interiority at the new Hunter / Whitfield space in St James’s, the viewer steps into a dwelling like no other. Strangely animated furniture pieces, dreamlike and convulsive forms characterise the artworks in this group show.

Lorna Simpson, Unanswerable (detail), 2018. Found photograph and collage on paper. 40 framed photo collages. 670.5 x 304.8 cm / 264 x 120 in. approx. Photo: James Wang. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Friday Dispatch 16 Mar 2018 By Christine Takengny

Lorna Simpson, ‘Unanswerable’ – Hauser & Wirth London

Simpson’s reconfiguration of existing images in different artistic mediums explores culture and life in the US today. Her poetic works don’t offer definitive questions and answers but rather subtle hints and suggestions to wider issues in society.

The Artist's Table with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 12 March 2018
CAS News 14 Mar 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye helps raise £90,000 for new acquisitions by the Contemporary Art Society

The artist treated guests to a reading of texts by Shakespeare, James Baldwin, Charles Baudelaire, and herself.

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), 2017/18. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by the Contemporary Art Society through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2018. © Cerith Wyn Evans.
Friday Dispatch 9 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas) at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Effortlessly occupying the whole of the new Colwinston Gallery, four elliptical forms drawn in fine white neon float underneath the ziggurat ceiling.

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), 2017/18. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by the  Contemporary Art Society through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2018. © Cerith Wyn Evans.
CAS News By teamcas

Major new installation by Cerith Wyn Evans unveiled in Cardiff

The neon sculpture is the second donation made through the Contemporary Art Society’s Great Works scheme.

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK, installation view at PEER, Hoxton. Works by artists and objects belonging to Wenlock Barn residents. Photo by Stephen White
Friday Dispatch 2 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK at PEER, Hoxton

Working on a hyper-local level, Fourthland and Fowler’s project explores what living with a global perspective feels like: how it alters our personal imaginary, our habits, our modes of living together

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