A letter from Caroline Douglas
There is a sense that nothing can quite be the same again, but the CAS has a 100-year perspective and whilst more will change now, much remains the same.
Whilst museums and galleries are closed we shall be bringing you some of the best online content that they are providing.
Zahedi’s multi-disciplinary practice is concerned with community; bringing a background in social projects. His latest work explores abuse of power, personal histories and the shared narratives of migrant and marginalised communities.
Reflections on our changing times
We are thinking about civic space when there is no public, how to connect communities and build audiences in virtual space instead.
‘By Appointment’: Origin of the Species, by Ben Rivers
Often following and filming people who have in some way separated themselves from society, Rivers creates oblique narratives that imagines alternative existences in marginal worlds.
The Artist’s Table with Grayson Perry photographed by Martin Parr: photographs now available to purchase to raise funds for the CAS and the Martin Parr Foundation
These 8×10 photographs will be printed to the artist’s specifications and are being sold to support the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society, supporting museums across the UK by donating great works of art.
The CAS helps acquire a candid portrait of a girl by Chantal Joffe for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Joffe creates disarmingly raw portraits, almost always depicting women and girls, and this work will join a collection particularly concerned with paintings of emotional effect and artists looking at transitions and identity.
#CASatHome, with Gaia Fugazza
‘By Appointment’ will take you into an artist’s studio for a brief conversation with an artist, recorded only hours before. We hope to introduce you to some people you may not know, and to offer a way to check in on the latest with some that you do.
Grayson Perry hosts unique fundraising event for the Contemporary Art Society raising over £105,000 for the charity
One of Grayson’s vases was “accidentally” knocked from its plinth as a joke, to the horror of guests.
A Postcard from Paris
This week’s Friday Dispatch considers three leading American artists currently exhibiting in Paris.
Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper at William Morris Gallery, London
Quanna Noble of Dalston stands looking straight out at her audience. She wears special edition Converse All Stars with Adidas leggings and the portrait reproduces her gel nail art in…