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Li Yuan Chia, Untitled, c1993. Courtesy the Estate of Li Yuan Chia
CAS Recommends 25 Apr 2019 By Marcus Crofton

May 2019

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.

Tamara Henderson, ‘Camera’, 2017. © Molonglo Group 2018. Courtesy of Tamara Henderson and Rodeo, London / Piraeus. Photography: Denis Mortell.
Recent Acquisitions 24 Apr 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

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.

Detail of ‘World Play’ from ‘Wunderblock’, Emma Smith, Freud Museum London, 2019. Photograph by Karolina Urbaniak.
Artist to Watch By Jameela Thurloway

Emma Smith

Smith’s work investigates human relationships, specifically exploring hidden forms of connection: the intimate, the transient, the subconscious and the invisible.

Aliza Nisenbaum, ‘London Underground: Brixton and Victoria Line staff’, 2019. Commissioned by Art on the Underground. Photo: Angus Mill
Friday Dispatch 12 Apr 2019 By Christine Takengny

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.

CAS News 10 Apr 2019 By Marcus Crofton

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.

Anna Barriball, Fade, 2017. Three channel video projection, 10 mins. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 5 Apr 2019 By Caroline Douglas

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.

Sriwhana Spong, 'Instrument B (Vivian)', 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Michel Lett Gallery
CAS Recommends 2 Apr 2019 By Marcus Crofton

April 2019

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. Plato’s Chair, Montréal, 1983. Gelatin silver print. 69 x 101.5 cm. Photo by Geneviève Cadieux. Copyright the Artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 29 Mar 2019 By Caroline Douglas

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.

Linder, Untitled, 1979, photomontage, 27 x 22 cm. Photo: Todd White. © Linder. Courtesy the artist & Modern Art, London
Recent Acquisitions 27 Mar 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

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.

Barbara Walker, Parade II (2018), from Shock and Awe series (2015-present). Graphite on embossed paper, 50.1 x 56.8 cm. Courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery. Photo credit: Chris Keenan
Artist to Watch By Jameela Thurloway

Barbara Walker

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.

Mark Wallinger, The World Turned Upside Down, 2019. Photographer - Damian Griffiths
CAS News 26 Mar 2019 By Marcus Crofton

“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 #40, 2018. Courtesy Heman Chong and Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 22 Mar 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

‘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.

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