An exhibition of photographs by Li Yuan Chia, considered China’s first conceptual artist and founder of the LYC Museum in Cumbria, is being presented at The Whitworth in Manchester this month.
The CAS acquires ‘Camera’ by Tamara Henderson for The Hunterian, University of Glasgow
Interested in the itinerant life of the artist, where international exhibitions and residencies mean continual relocations and dislocations, Henderson often explores the way in which certain works are themselves conceived as journeys of transformation.
Smith’s work investigates human relationships, specifically exploring hidden forms of connection: the intimate, the transient, the subconscious and the invisible.
Aliza Nisenbaum at Brixton Underground Station, London
For Nisenbaum, the people she paints are not passive sitters but active and engaged collaborators who are depicted with grace, composure and pride at a time when society often treats them as invisible.
Video: Aliza Nisenbaum discusses the act of portaiture, and how she integrates it into a more socially engaged practice
A painting by the Mexican-born artist was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery through the VNXXCAS initiative.
Friday Dispatch – Anna Barriball: Fade at Frith Street Gallery, London
Installation, film and drawing are the core of Barriball’s practice. Her subject is the everyday, the little-noticed, the almost imperceptible.
In London, Hito Steyerl considers power and inequality in society at the Serpentine, mapping unequal wealth distribution in the communities surrounding the gallery which has been recorded as one of the most socially uneven areas in Europe.
Rose English at Richard Saltoun Gallery
‘Form, Feminisms, Femininities’ at Richard Saltoun Gallery traces the early years of Rose English’s practice through ceramics, performance documentation and collages.
The CAS acquires a 1979 collage by Linder for Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University
The donation of this work adds to the continuing story of collage in the UK – one that is important not only for its material radicality, but for its history as a medium for protest and political commentary.
Through her practice, Walker proposes alternative narratives that expose and undermine cultural assumptions, often depicting people who may be categorised or classified as minorities by society.
“The World Turned Upside Down” – LSE unveils new sculpture by Mark Wallinger, managed by CAS Consultancy
The project has been curated by Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, which has worked with LSE for thirteen years to deliver art in the public realm for its campus central London.
‘Heman Chong: Foreign Affairs’ at Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London
Pretty pictures these are not, but for a show that makes you think hard about how found objects can be fashioned into artworks, and the omnipresence of surveillance in today’s world, this exhibition is well worth a visit.