Installation view, Hollybush Gardens. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.
Friday Dispatch 27 Sep 2019 By Caroline Douglas

‘Andrea Büttner: The Heart of Relations’ at Hollybush Gardens, London

This is an exceptionally strong show by an artist whose thinking continues to be brilliantly subtle, complex and surprising.

Alice Kettle, Odessey, 2003. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 26 Sep 2019 By Team

The CAS acquires large textile work by Alice Kettle for Southampton City Art Gallery

Kettle renders the epic story of Penelope and Odysseus in an epic scale, capturing both the vast scope and the emotional intricacies of the narrative.

Joanna Rajkowska, Mask with Hare Skull, 2019. Papier-mâché, hares' skulls, animal fur, acrylic paint
Artist to Watch By Vassilios Doupas

Joanna Rajkowska

Public space is the natural habitat for most of Rajkowska’s work. The “untaming” of nature is at the core of her ecofeminist practice.

Kara Walker, Testimony, 2004
CAS Recommends 25 Sep 2019 By Marcus Crofton

October 2019

Leeds Art Gallery is showing an exhibition of contemporary painting that invites us to slow down and reflect, whilst The Whitworth brings together new and acclaimed works by Turner Prize-winning…

Vivien Zhang. Photographer: Hsu Ting
Art Consultancy By Team

Artist Vivien Zhang to deliver a signature artwork for Quintain’s Wembley Park development

Zhang is a Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker and a former award-holder at the British School at Rome

Lynn Saferty, MD of Montblanc UK, with Valeria Napoleone. Photographer: Lucy Stewart
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

CAS Trustee Valeria Napoleone wins Montblanc Arts Patronage Award for her work with the VN XX CAS initiative

VN XX CAS focuses on purchasing and donating important female art works to museums across the UK.

Ibrahim Mahama. Photo © White Cube / George Darrell
Friday Dispatch 20 Sep 2019 By Christine Takengny

Ibrahim Mahama: Parliament of Ghosts at The Whitworth, Manchester

Ibrahim Mahama’s ideas of opening up new possibilities through art corresponds with the Whitworth’s mission to use art for social change.

Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Devil In A Place, 2019. © Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski. 2019
Friday Dispatch 13 Sep 2019 By Caroline Douglas

Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski – Desert Ruins at French Riviera, London

It is relatively unusual for Levack and Lewandowski to show their own work, so this show is an important opportunity to see the product of the last three turbulent years.

Valeria Napoleone at Manchester Art Gallery. Photographer: Simon Webb
CAS News 11 Sep 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Two powerful photographs by South African artist Berni Searle donated to Manchester Art Gallery through the VN XX CAS Scheme

VN XX CAS encourages debate on the gender imbalance in UK museum collections

Berni Searle, Com-fort (Variation), 2019. © The Artist
Friday Dispatch 6 Sep 2019 By Christine Takengny

‘Made Routes: Mapping and Making’, Vivienne Koorland and Berni Searle at Richard Saltoun

In relentlessly confronting colonial structures, Koorland’s and Searle’s work is a testimony to the vision of art’s role as a catalyst for change.

Rosalind Nashashibi outside The National Gallery, © The National Gallery, London
CAS News 5 Sep 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Rosalind Nashashibi announced as 2020 National Gallery Artist in Residence in a new collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society

A Turner Prize nominee in 2017, Nashashibi has consistently received international critical acclaim for her films which combine the everyday with the fantastical, incorporating cinematic narratives while using a painterly style to capture her observations.

Berni Searle. Photographer: Chris de Beer-Proctor
CAS News 28 Aug 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Two important works by Berni Searle to be unveiled at Manchester Art Gallery on 10 September 2019

Acquired through our VN XX CAS scheme, we spoke to Berni about the works and the wider representation of women artists in museums.

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