Martin Creed
CAS Recommends 18 Dec 2018 By Marcus Crofton

January 2019

In London the RA is pairing Bill Viola’s work with Michelangelo’s drawings in an exhibition conceived as an immersive journey through the cycle of life.

Lubna Chowdhary, ‘Late in the Afternoon’, 2018. Image courtesy the artist
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires ceramic tableau by Lubna Chowdhary for Gallery Oldham

‘Late in the Afternoon evokes’ the familiar shapes of the north‐west’s industrial built forms that, in combination with the artist’s South Asian architectural influences, echoes the complexity and visual excitement of our shared lives in the UK today.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Exalt B.H., 2018. Painted mural on exterior of The Showroom, London. Photo: Daniel Brooke. © Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. Courtesy the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Dec 2018 By Christine Takengny

Women on Aeroplanes at The Showroom, London

The show is revelatory in uncovering the predominantly unknown role women played in the struggle for independence of African nations in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Las Venus Resort Hotel: Hang Out Dimensional Slice Download, 2018, Installation. Photo Katarzyna Perlak
Friday Dispatch 7 Dec 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Alter Heroes Coalition at Mimosa House, London

Bringing together contemporary artists with more historical work from the 1970s, this show explores the latent power of a an alter-ego to subvert gender, subjectivity and racial divisions.

Photographer: Nick Harvey
CAS News 30 Nov 2018 By Team

Gillian Wearing and Michael Landy help raise £91,000 for the Contemporary Art Society at The Artist’s Table in their Vyner Street studio

All proceeds from this event directly benefit the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society, supporting museums across the UK by donating great works of art.

Amikam Toren, Safe City, 2017 - ongoing (detail). Courtesy of the artist, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco and Matt's Gallery, London. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.
Friday Dispatch By Caroline Douglas

Amikam Toren: Safe City at Matt’s Gallery, London

As concise and dense with ideas as a Japanese haiku, this show is the perfect way to get to the heart of Amikam Toren’s work. But you need to hurry.

Zsófia Keresztes, Sticky Fragility, installation view (2018), photo: Simon Veres, courtesy GIANNI MANHATTAN and the artist
Artist to Watch 29 Nov 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Zsófia Keresztes

With a surface of glossy mosaic tiles, the sculptures at Zsófia Keresztes’s current show at Gianni Manhattan in Vienna have an uncanny ‘fleshiness’ to them.  Statuesque and grotesque, sci-fi and kinky,…

Rebecca Harper, Stouping, 2017 (detail). On show at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018.
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

December 2018

Victoria Art Gallery’s exhibition not only includes drawings and collage on paper, but also large three-dimensional objects such as Karla Black’s delicate structures and Brian Griffiths’ giant cardboard computer.

Sonia Boyce, Six Acts, 2018. Six-screen film and wallpaper installation, 15 min. Photography by Michael Pollard.
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires installation by Sonia Boyce for Manchester Art Gallery based on her takeover of the gallery in January 2018

The starting point for Six Acts, 2018 is a series of conversations about the gallery collection and how it is displayed and interpreted, particularly in relation to the politics of class, gender, race and sexuality.

Emilie Taylor, Beating the Bounds, installation view, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Bosse & Baum. Photo credit: Damian Griffiths
Friday Dispatch 23 Nov 2018 By Christine Takengny

Emilie Taylor: Beating the Bounds at Bosse & Baum, London

The show is closely linked to the artist’s own experience of the inherent transformations – and spatial limitations – that come with motherhood.

Judy Chicago, Immolation, 1972. Courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
Friday Dispatch 16 Nov 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance at Nottingham Contemporary

The exhibition design allows for unusual visual possibilities, presenting a non-linear view of feminism that contests the standard linear and triumphalist patriarchal perspective.

Roman Vishniac, 'Sara, sitting in bed in a basement dwelling, with stenciled flowers above her head, Warsaw', ca. 1935–37. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography. On display at The Photographers’ Gallery
Friday Dispatch 9 Nov 2018 By Christine Takengny

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Jewish Museum, London

In today’s political climate, when nationalism and anti-immigrant ideologies are resurging, the foreboding photographs that Vishniac took in pre-war Berlin take on a new and ghastly relevance.

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