Historic statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett by Gillian Wearing unveiled in Parliament Square
Managed by the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, it is the first-ever monument of a woman, and the first created by a woman, to stand within the square.
‘Flux: Parian unpacked’ at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
There is a growing movement to ‘decolonise the museum’, and Smith’s background has sensitised him to the power and responsibility of the storyteller
Surface Work at Victoria Miro, Wharf Road and Mayfair
The exhibition is something like the tasting menu at a Michelin Star restaurant: exceptional, if slightly overwhelming as a total experience – enduringly memorable for exquisite individual moments.
Secret of the Landscape at Frith Street Gallery
The show at Frith Street expands our ideas of what a landscape can be. Far from the traditional art historical concept of the figurative genre, the artists exhibited, each in different ways, have exposed the manifold definitions of landscape as an immersive phenomenon and one held at a distance.
This month’s ‘must see’ is Anne Hardy’s installation Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Leeds Art Gallery, originally commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society for Art Night 2017 and now donated by us to Leeds Art Gallery.
The Making of Dame Millicent Fawcett
CAS Patrons visited AB Foundry in East London to learn more about Gillian Wearing’s commemoration to women’s suffrage in parliament square, a commission managed by the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy.
Gayle Chong Kwan
Once a Royal Forest, a place where the upper classes could hunt deer and the lower classes could collect firewood, Epping Forest on the London-Essex border has for hundreds of…
Suite of works by Caroline Walker acquired for Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
The museum is interested in collecting work relating to water and bathing, reflecting the town’s Spa history.
Interiority – Hunter / Whitfield Gallery, London
Entering the exhibition Interiority at the new Hunter / Whitfield space in St James’s, the viewer steps into a dwelling like no other. Strangely animated furniture pieces, dreamlike and convulsive forms characterise the artworks in this group show.
Lorna Simpson, ‘Unanswerable’ – Hauser & Wirth London
Simpson’s reconfiguration of existing images in different artistic mediums explores culture and life in the US today. Her poetic works don’t offer definitive questions and answers but rather subtle hints and suggestions to wider issues in society.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye helps raise £90,000 for new acquisitions by the Contemporary Art Society
The artist treated guests to a reading of texts by Shakespeare, James Baldwin, Charles Baudelaire, and herself.