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Image: Candida Höfer, Zoologischer Garten Paris II, 1997 © Candida Höfer / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2018
Friday Dispatch 6 Jul 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

A Postcard from Margate

More established artists have also moved here, notably painter Sophie von Hellermann, who benefited from more space and also the northern light, that same light that fascinated the romantic painter J. M. W. Turner 230 years ago.

Shot of Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes. Portraits and Beasts at Laing Art Gallery - shot by Jack Cornish.
Friday Dispatch 29 Jun 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

So rich in images and ideas is this new show at the Laing in Newcastle that it is hard to know where to jump in. Glenn Brown was given total…

Ad Minoliti, Cyberselvas, 2017, acrylic and print on canvas, 582 x 193 cm, exhibition view at Art Basel Miami Beach, Nova. Courtesy Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris - Image copyright Silvia Rios
Artist to Watch 26 Jun 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Ad Minoliti

One may think of works of twentieth century European abstract artists like Alexander Calder or Joan Miró, however, Minoliti uses shapes in a more symbolic sense than complete abstraction.

Frieze London 2016
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London to buy a major work at the fair for a new museum in South West UK

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London this year will be purchasing a major work at the fair for The Box, Plymouth, a new  museum and art gallery…

Portrait of Yves Klein. Photograph: Charles Wilp / BPK
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

July 2018

Blenheim Palace is continuing a run of stellar shows with most comprehensive exhibition of Yves Klein in the UK to date, showing over 50 of his works. In Liverpool, Walker…

Helene Appel, Dishwater, 2017. Watercolour and acrylic on linen, 89 x 60 cm. © Helene Appel. Courtesy The Approach, London. Photo: FXP photography
Recent Acquisitions By Charlotte dos Santos

The CAS acquires two unusual trompe l’oeil paintings by Helene Appel for Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead

Rather than the grand architectural versions of the Renaissance, Appel focuses on the determinedly banal.

Teresa Margolles, Sutura, Fabric from Guadalajara, 2011 / Intervention on fabric, Berlin 2018 ©Jens Ziehe
Friday Dispatch 22 Jun 2018 By Christine Takengny

Teresa Margolles: Sutura at daadgalerie, Berlin

The show is reduced and minimalist, yet Margolles’ quiet works seem to ask very powerful questions: How do we remember the victims of trauma? How can we deal with loss?

Dineo Sheshee Bopape, Untitled (Of Occult Instability) [Feelings], 2016–18. Courtesy Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jabu Arnell, Lachell Workman, Mo Laudi, Robert Rhee, Photo: Timo Ohler
Friday Dispatch 15 Jun 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

A Postcard from the Berlin Biennale

The title of this edition, ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, references the idea of abandoning a single powerful figure to embrace the collective and the multiple.

Noemie Goudal: Telluris, installation view. Copyright studio Will Amlot, courtesy Edel Assanti
Friday Dispatch 8 Jun 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Noémie Goudal: Telluris at Edel Assanti

Goudal’s fascination with multiple viewpoints plays with perceptions, illusion and deception

Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw, Still Water, 2018. Image courtesy of Angus Mill
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw create the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism

Contemporary Art Society Consultancy delivers this major new commission for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Otto Boll, Helix 2, 2015, aluminium, steel, paint, 218 x 136 x 150 cm, 85 7/8 x 53 1/2 x 59 1/8 ins. © Otto Boll. Courtesy Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Belgium & Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Friday Dispatch 1 Jun 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Otto Boll and Jef Verheyen at Modern Art

Never was it truer that art has to be experienced at first hand, physically in the same space to be properly appreciated. This show is pure pleasure. You have two weeks, and counting.

Christo, The Mastaba for Serpentine Lake, Project for Hyde Park, London, Collage 2017. Photo: André Grossmann © 2017 Christo
CAS Recommends 31 May 2018 By Marcus Crofton

June 2018

London provides the opportunity to see a condensed snapshot of art world trends right now with the London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, RA Summer Show and BP Portrait Award all opening this month.

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