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Lynn Saferty, MD of Montblanc UK, with Valeria Napoleone. Photographer: Lucy Stewart
CAS News 25 Sep 2019 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.

Mark Leckey Dream English Kid, 1964 – 1999 AD 2015 (still) Courtesy of the artist © Mark Leckey
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

September 2019

In addition to the unveiling of two magnificent works acquired through our VN XX CAS scheme in Manchester on 10 September, Berni Searle also has a show in London at Richard Saltoun Gallery, opening on 30 August.

Beth Kettel, ‘Baseline Drift’, Art Night, London, 2019. Produced by Forma, supported by Arts Council England. Photo credit: Reuben Henry
Artist to Watch By Vassilios Doupas

Beth Kettel

Kettel’s focus on sport, music, gaming and internet culture puts her in malleable and obscure territories, operating with a different sense of language.

Giulia Piscitelli, 'Christ Rescuing Saint Peter from Drowning', 2017. Gold leaf on paper, 75 x 112 x 3.8 cm. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2018/19. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Galleria Fonti. Photo: Stephen White.
Recent Acquisitions 27 Aug 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

The CAS acquires a work by Giulia Piscitelli concerned with life lost at sea for Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Her work also provokes thinking afresh in the context of a now largely forgotten aspect of the development of Hull, through its acceptance and absorption of migrant communities over the centuries.

Royal Docks, London
Art Consultancy 13 Aug 2019 By teamcas

CAS Consultancy appointed to deliver the Royal Docks Cultural Placemaking Strategy

Working in collaboration with design and planning consultants Fluid, our work will develop a creative, sustainable and inclusive strategy for this historically rich and culturally significant part of London.

Victoria Sin, 'Fun Bag', 2015. Courtesy the artist / Image courtesy of The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art
CAS Recommends 25 Jul 2019 By Marcus Crofton

August 2019

August may be a quiet time for the art world in most of the country, but this month Edinburgh flings open its doors for its international arts festival, with 50…

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