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Christopher Page, Mist, 2016. Oil and acrylic on wall, 193 x 112 cm, 193 x 181 cm, 193 x 112 cm
Friday Dispatch 14 Oct 2016 By teamcas

The National or the Skip

A show in a derelict hotel, the title is inspired by something Francis Bacon once said: “if my paintings didn’t belong in the National Gallery, they were destined for the skip.”

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 News 5 Oct 2016 By Marcus Crofton

CAS acquires John Akomfrah and Kader Attia works at Frieze London for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

The two moving image works address themes of colonisation and migration

Pescadora Island. Production shot of The Colony, Dinh Q. Lê,2016. Commissioned by Artangel, Ikon, Birmingham, Han Nefkens H+F Collectionand Proyecto Amil, Lima.Photo courtesy Dinh Q. Lê
Friday Dispatch 30 Sep 2016 By Christine Takengny

The Colony by Dinh Q. Lê, an Artangel Commission

Contrasting the sublime natural landscape with the seemingly everlasting human world of greed and desire makes The Colony a powerfully unsettling and captivating short story about colonialism and its legacy

Coco Crampton, 'B_Type Bower’, 2016. Oil paint, wood, glazed ceramic, beaten copper, 77 x 78 x 52cm. Courtesy of Belmacz and the artist
Artist to Watch 29 Sep 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Coco Crampton

The artist only graduated from the Royal Academy in 2014 and she has quickly developed a visual language that worth keeping an eye on.

David Clarke, 50/50, 2015. Pewter and lead, dimensions variable, 15 x 15 x 15 cm
Recent Acquisitions 28 Sep 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

Craft piece by Silversmith David Clarke acquired for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Clarke rejects traditional notions of beauty, distorting and innovatively transforming the surfaces of precious metals using corrosives such as salt and lead.

Melanie Manchot, THE GIFT, installation view, detail, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Bloomberg SPACE, London.
Art Consultancy By Nina Johnson

Melanie Manchot named as the new Artist-in-Residence on the North West Cambridge Development

Manchot will work with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the university to explore the future of personhood, friendship, shelter and community

Sara Barker, metamorphosis of friends disappeared subtle structures (2016) (detail) Aluminium sheet, steel rod and bar, Perspex, brass rod, automotive paint Courtesy the artist; Mary Mary, Glasgow; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; The Approach, London
Friday Dispatch 23 Sep 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Sara Barker at Ikon, Birmingham

There is a lyricism to the work, in tandem with a concern with abstract form that is very Glasgow

CAS News 16 Sep 2016 By Marcus Crofton

£50,000 Collections Fund at Frieze to acquire work supporting social change

The scheme will acquire work for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art that aligns with the museum’s mission for social change, particularly around issues including migration and exile

Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace
CAS Recommends 26 Aug 2016 By Marcus Crofton

September 2016

A founding father of Italian Arte Povera, Michelangelo Pistoletto, will be presenting a solo show of his work at Blenheim Palace from 15 September, exploring the diverse range of his 50 year practice

Courtesy Kate MacGarry Gallery
Artist to Watch 25 Aug 2016 By Christine Takengny

Samson Kambalu

Influenced by Situationism, silent film, and by spiritual rituals practiced in South-East Africa, London based artist Samson Kambalu embraces the subversive potential of non-productive time, the gift economy and the notion of playing.

David Mabb, 'Morris Trellis- Stepanova Optical', 2003
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

Curator Samantha Manton creates new display at the Whitworth through the CAS’s Starting Point Fellowship

The Gardener Digs in Another Time, which is on show till 9 October 2016, reflects upon the use of the garden in visual culture as a vehicle for utopian thought and an emblem for an ideal society.

Rose English, Rose on Horseback with Tail, 1974/2012. C-type photograph, 50.8 x 76.2cm. Edition 1/6 + 4 Aps
Recent Acquisitions 24 Aug 2016 By Franka Blok

Key early work by “the unsung Queen of British performance Art” acquired for York Art Gallery

Quadrille (1976) by Rose English highlights the fetishisation of women’s bodies and explores issues around gender roles, whereby dressage can be seen as a metaphor for power struggles and relationships.

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