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Zoya Siddiqui, ‘Geology of a Home’, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.
Artist to Watch 29 Aug 2018 By Christine Takengny

Zoya Siddiqui

Living and working outside her birthplace Lahore (Pakistan) for the past few years, her multi-media work explores questions that relate to spatial distance, memory and longing.

Barbara Kruger, 'Untitled (Not Ugly Enough)', 1997. On show as part of 'Herstory: Women Artists from the Collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo', Touchstones Rochdale, 28 July – 29 September 2018.
CAS Recommends 26 Jul 2018 By Marcus Crofton

August 2018

International art collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo will be showing a fantastic selection of female arts from her vast collection at Touchstones Rochdale. A must-see, particularly since Caroline Achaintre is showing…

Rebecca Ackroyd, The Mulch (installation view) at Peres Projects, Berlin. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin. Photographer: Matthias Kolb
Artist to Watch By Charlotte dos Santos

Rebecca Ackroyd

Ackroyd deals with personal memories of home while questioning what it means to be a British female in the 21st century.

Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass (all that are left), 2017. Courtesy Cornelia Parker and Alan Cristea Gallery, London. © Cornelia Parker 2017
Recent Acquisitions 25 Jul 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

The CAS acquires a set of nine polymer photogravure etchings by Cornelia Parker for Cartwright Hall, Bradford

Parker has developed a new technique in the development of printmaking for this series, which joins the museum’s impressive print collection that goes back over a hundred years.

Installation view, Cindy Sherman, Sprüth Magers, London, 5 June - 1 September 2018. Courtesy Sprüth Magers. Photography by Voytek Ketz
Friday Dispatch 20 Jul 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Cindy Sherman at Sprüth Magers, London

In the global village of the art world, Cindy Sherman is a national treasure, and in this latest series of works she returns to the movie star, this time with the full pathos of age.

Guy Oliver, And You Thought I Was Bad? (Nixon T-shirt), 2018. Silkscreen on fabric T-shirt, frame. Courtesy the artist and Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch.
Friday Dispatch 13 Jul 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Guy Oliver

Whether you are out marching today, or simply watching with dismay at the unfolding events, here is an instance of art and life coinciding. To quote the American artist Sam Durrant: “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention”.

Prem Sahib in Vauxhall Park. Photo: Thierry Bal, Courtesy Art Night 2018 and the artist
CAS News 6 Jul 2018 By Marcus Crofton

Contemporary Art Society and Art Night co-commission artist Prem Sahib to create pavilion in Vauxhall Park

Two works will subsequently be donated to Tate, the first work by the artist to enter a UK museum collection

Image: Candida Höfer, Zoologischer Garten Paris II, 1997 © Candida Höfer / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2018
Friday Dispatch By Ilaria Puri Purini

A Postcard from Margate

More established artists have also moved here, notably painter Sophie von Hellermann, who benefited from more space and also the northern light, that same light that fascinated the romantic painter J. M. W. Turner 230 years ago.

Installation view of 'Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts' at the Laing Art Gallery. Photographer: Jack Cornish.
Friday Dispatch 29 Jun 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

So rich in images and ideas is this new show at the Laing in Newcastle that it is hard to know where to jump in. Glenn Brown was given total…

Ad Minoliti, Cyberselvas, 2017, acrylic and print on canvas, 582 x 193 cm, exhibition view at Art Basel Miami Beach, Nova. Courtesy Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris - Image copyright Silvia Rios
Artist to Watch 26 Jun 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Ad Minoliti

One may think of works of twentieth century European abstract artists like Alexander Calder or Joan Miró, however, Minoliti uses shapes in a more symbolic sense than complete abstraction.

Frieze London 2016
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London to buy a major work at the fair for a new museum in South West UK

The Contemporary Art Society’s Collections Fund at Frieze London this year will be purchasing a major work at the fair for The Box, Plymouth, a new  museum and art gallery…

Portrait of Yves Klein. Photograph: Charles Wilp / BPK
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

July 2018

Blenheim Palace is continuing a run of stellar shows with most comprehensive exhibition of Yves Klein in the UK to date, showing over 50 of his works. In Liverpool, Walker…

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