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Caroline Douglas. Photographer: Joe Plommer
CAS News 27 Mar 2020 By Caroline Douglas

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.

Xavier Veilhan, Le Rhinocéros, 1999-2000 at Centre Pompidou, Paris
CAS Recommends 26 Mar 2020 By Marcus Crofton

April 2020

Whilst museums and galleries are closed we shall be bringing you some of the best online content that they are providing.

Abbas Zahedi, How To Make A How From A Why? (2020). Installation view, South London Gallery. Credit: Andy Stagg
Artist to Watch By Uma Karavadra

Abbas Zahedi 

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.

Mark Wallinger, The World Turned Upside Down, 2019. Photographer: Damian Griffiths
Art Consultancy 25 Mar 2020 By teamcas

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.

Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species, installation view, 2010. Photo: Andy Keate
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

‘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.

Contemporary Art Society dinner, Grayson Perry's studio, London, England, 2020. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos. Image 46
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

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.

Chantal Joffe, 'Bella in a Vest', 2016. © Chantal Joffe Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro
Recent Acquisitions 24 Mar 2020 By Uma Karavadra

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.

Gaia Fugazza, 'Atropa Belladonna', 2017. Photographic Print. Photo by David Bebber
Friday Dispatch 20 Mar 2020 By Caroline Douglas

#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.

Contemporary Art Society dinner, Grayson Perry's studio, London, England, 2020. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
CAS News 19 Mar 2020 By Marcus Crofton

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.

James Casebere, Santa Teresa White Duplex, 2019. Copyright of the artist, Courtesy Templon, Paris & Brussels
Friday Dispatch 13 Mar 2020 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from Paris

This week’s Friday Dispatch considers three leading American artists currently exhibiting in Paris.

Kehinde Wiley, 'Portrait of Asia-Imani, Gabriella-Esnae, and Kaya Palmer' (detail), 2020. © Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 28 Feb 2020 By teamcas

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…

Trickle Down, A New Vertical Sovereignty installation view. Photograph by David Oates
Artist to Watch 27 Feb 2020 By Uma Karavadra

Helen Knowles

Helen Knowles is interested in the way she and other artists often exist in a world of economic insecurity, but also have access to the wealthy spheres of the art world.

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