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The Artist's Table with Conrad Shawcross, 23 February 2017
CAS News 28 Feb 2017 By Marcus Crofton

Conrad Shawcross cooks dinner for the Artist’s Table, with over £70,000 raised for museum acquisitions

Guests were treated to a special performance of his Ada robot with Mira Calix and a giant tetrahedral cake in the shape of one of Shawcross’ sculptures.

Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2015
Friday Dispatch 24 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Polygraphs at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow

In a ‘post-truth’ age a good narrative defeats the facts any day, but this exhibition is a timely reminder that ‘twas ever thus, and little is new but the technology.

Me as Cahun holding a mask of my face, by Gillian Wearing, 2012. Photograph: Gillian Wearing/Tanya Bonakdar Gallery/Maureen Paley
CAS Recommends 23 Feb 2017 By Marcus Crofton

March 2017

The National Portrait Gallery has not one, but two must-see shows opening in March

Simon Carroll, Tall vase, 2006 and Three jugs, 2007. Slip-painted earthenware with coloured glazes
Recent Acquisitions By Elizabeth Brooke

Three works by ceramicist Simon Carroll acquired for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

The selected pieces represent Carroll’s work at its most ambitious and the grouping illustrates his practice of working in series with a given form, in order to discover expressive variation

Pilvi Takala, detail of The Committee project, 2013-2017, Pump House Gallery, London. Photo: Eoin Carey.
Artist to Watch 22 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Pilvi Takala

Takala has built up an intriguing body of work over the last twelve years that probes how we function as a society.

Duncan Grant, Bathers by the Pond, c1920-21. Oil on canvas, 49 x 90 cm, Pallant House Gallery © 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett / DACS 2016
Friday Dispatch 17 Feb 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Sussex Modernism at Two Temple Place, London

The period in British art history has often been wrapped in ideas of genteel cosiness, but here is a cast of artists, writers and thinkers who have had a fundamental effect on the shape of the arts in this country to this day.

Bouchra Khalili, The Mapping Journey Project, 2008-2011. Installation view, 'Here and Elsewhere', New Museum. Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photos Benoit Pailley
Friday Dispatch 10 Feb 2017 By Christine Takengny

Bouchra Khalili at Lisson Gallery, London

Her presentation of ‘counter-geography’, and the power of oral history, can be understood as a means of reclaiming history and space from the perspective of subjects that are situated at the margins of the global order.

Visualisation of interior of One Angel Court, London. Image courtesy Fletcher Priest Architects
Art Consultancy 9 Feb 2017 By teamcas

New work commissioned for Angel Court, City of London

We are near to unveiling our new commissions for Angel Court, a new office development designed by Fletcher Priest Architects in the City of London for Stanhope Plc and Mitsui…

Art Consultancy By teamcas

The Art World View: Art collecting is not just for individuals

It can set a company apart, create office harmony, and build brand identity

John Akomfrah with artwork Auto Da Fé. Photo by Polly Thomas
Friday Dispatch 3 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Artes Mundi 7, Cardiff

Now in its seventh edition, the prize has done a remarkable job of getting respected international artists better known in the UK

Adrian Paci, The Guardians 2015. HD single channel video, colour, sound. 6 minutes 25 seconds. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
Friday Dispatch 27 Jan 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Adrian Paci/Giuliana Racco: Another Place

The show’s strength, perhaps, lies in the fact that one does not have the sensation of being lectured to, but instead is guided towards a new empathy.

CAS News By teamcas

The Contemporary Art Society to partner with The Sackler Trust to expand the professional development programme for curators

The Contemporary Art Society to partner with The Sackler Trust on the continuing professional development programme for curators, 2017 – 2020

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