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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.

Lubna Chowdhary, Tableaux, 2017
Artist to Watch By Charlotte dos Santos

Lubna Chowdhary

Vibrant orange, zesty green and organic brown glazes collide, congeal and clash in Lubna Chowdhary’s work. She takes the reins of colour – which many fear to do – and…

Bodil Manz, Rain, 2017. Courtesy Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2017. Photo credit: Michael Harris
Recent Acquisitions 29 May 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

CAS Omega Fund acquires porcelain vessel by Bodil Manz for The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

Employing a style inspired by Mondrian and Malevich, Manz brings geometric abstract art to the ceramic surface, incorporating the effects of shadow and light through the wafer-thin porcelain.

Eline McGeorge, On Joined Flight Lines 2 [detail], 2018. Cotton, watercolour, various threads, 194 x 144 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photo: Andy Keate
Friday Dispatch 25 May 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Eline McGeorge and Charlotte Johannesson at Hollybush Gardens

The current shows at Hollybush Gardens offer a fascinating and nuanced view of successive generations of artists coming out of Scandinavia that spans a century of activity.

Phoebe Collings-James, Don’t Knock Twice, I Will Eat You, 2018. Installation view at Relative Strength, Arcadia Missa, London. Courtesy the Artist and Arcadia Missa. Photo: Tim Bowditch
Friday Dispatch 18 May 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Phoebe Collings-James: Relative Strength at Arcadia Missa

Strength and weaknesses are subverted in Phoebe Collings-James powerful display.

Installation view of Still Moving: The films and photographs of Ulrike Ottinger, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (20.4.18-29.7.18). Photography by Ruth Clark. All works copyright of the artist.
Friday Dispatch 11 May 2018 By Christine Takengny

Still Moving: The Films and Photographs of Ulrike Oettinger at The Hunterian, Glasgow

A frequent traveller to remote places in Asia, the South Seas and Eastern Europe, Oettinger refuses to present us with clichés or stereotypes but rather offers us a more differentiated, at times unsettling view of the world.

Aliza Nisenbaum, 'Susan, Aarti, Keerthana and Princess, Sunday in Brooklyn', 2018. Image courtesy the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow
Friday Dispatch 4 May 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Visible Women at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

With the arrival of Aliza Nisenbaum’s painting in Norwich through our VNXXCAS initiative, very different, 21st century realities enter the collection and enable a multitude of new conversations to take place.

Antony Gormley, EDGE III, 2012, Courtesy Galleria Continua, Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith © the artist
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

May 2018

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is showing one of the pioneers of African and Arab Modernism, Ibrahim El-Salahi, whilst in Cambridge, Kettle’s Yard has invited Anthony Gormley to take over…

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