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Salvatore Arancio, Untitled, 2017. Glazed and unglazed ceramic, epoxy resin, 42 x 29 x 27 cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 24 Jun 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

The CAS acquires three works by Salvatore Arancio for the Harris Museum in Preston

The ceramic sculpture and two works on paper will play an important role in their contemporary art programme and will be displayed with important but underused collection of prints from the 16th century to the present day.

John Akomfrah, Peripeteia, 2012. Single channel HD colour video, 5.1 sound. ed. 2 of 5 + 2 Aps. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

July 2019

A new film co-commissioned by the CAS, Eileen Simpson and Ben White’s Everything I Have Is Yours, opens at Salford Museum & Art Gallery from 4 July, whilst BALTIC in Gateshead is…

Resin-set Antarctic sea spider, presented as part of ‘Assembly Effect’. Photo: Katharina Worf
Art Consultancy By teamcas

Artist collective Troika launch research initiative with Assembly Effect for West Cambridge

Troika are the first artists to be commissioned to develop work as part of the West Cambridge public art strategy, which was developed by CAS Consultancy in 2017.

BANK, Field of Dreams 3, 1999. Courtesy the Artists and Piper Keys. Photography: Mark Blower
Friday Dispatch 21 Jun 2019 By teamcas

BANK: Summa at Piper Keys, London

BANK achieved notoriety in the 90s for their merciless (and at times excruciatingly funny) attacks on some of the artworld for their shallowness and megalomania. In the 20 years since they have ceased these issues have only intensified.

Oscar Murillo. Image courtesy of David Zwirner
CAS News 19 Jun 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Contemporary Art Society supports Oscar Murillo to create a new a site-specific performance for Art Night 2019

This is the third collaboration between the Contemporary Art Society and Art Night, with work by Anne Hardy and Prem Sahib from previous years being donated to museums across the UK.

Installation view of ‘Hysterical Mining’ at Kunsthalle Wien, 29 May - 6 October 2019. All images are by Jorit Aust
Friday Dispatch 14 Jun 2019 By Christine Takengny

A postcard from Vienna

There is a thriving contemporary art scene in Vienna, bolstered by the city’s famous art academies, not-for-profit spaces, commercial galleries and world class museums.

Isaac Julien, 'O que é um museu? / What is a Museum?' (Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement), 2019. © Isaac Julien. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice
Friday Dispatch 7 Jun 2019 By Caroline Douglas

Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement at Victoria Miro, London

The debut of a new film installation by Isaac Julien is an event, and this new nine-screen work showing in the upper floor of the Wharf Road gallery has been six years in the making.

Do Ho Suh, 'Door Lock, 310 Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7ST, UK' (2019). Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro gallery.
CAS News 3 Jun 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Unique cyanotype works by Do Ho Suh go on sale to support the CAS

Household items such as the door lock that are commonly touched and used are a recurrent feature of his smaller works, distilling the idea of home into a single object.

Installation view of ‘Susan Hefuna: Textiles’ at Pi Artworks, London. Courtesy of Pi Artworks London
Friday Dispatch 31 May 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

Susan Hefuna: Textiles at Pi Artworks, London

The conceptual reframing of Hefuna’s work through textiles, at the intersection of aesthetic practice and critical investigation, marks a new territory for the artist and gives us an exhibition of sparkling intelligence.

Roger Hiorns, Untitled (detail), 2012, National Galleries of Scotland © the artist.
CAS Recommends 30 May 2019 By Marcus Crofton

June 2019

A particular must-see is at Towner Art Gallery, which is showing the major installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape that the CAS acquired at Frieze in 2017.

Sam Bakewell, Reader (detail), 2017 - photo Joel Fildes
Artist to Watch By Jameela Thurloway

Sam Bakewell

An artist specialising in clay, Bakewell dissects the role of the maker, the objects made, and the cultural/aesthetic value systems bestowed upon them.

©Liz Johnson Artur and Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Corporation. Photography: Matthew Hollow.
Recent Acquisitions 29 May 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

The CAS acquires photographic installation by Liz Johnson Artur for Guildhall Art Gallery

The Contemporary Art Society has acquired a photographic installation by Ghanaian-Russian photographer Liz Johnson Artur, who has been working in London since the early 1990s. Her work has documented the…

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