Contemporary Art Society’s Latest Consultancy Projects
Consultancy in New York… Inspired by the dynamism of this great city we have curated an important new collection of contemporary work for Aspen’s Madison Avenue office. The collection features painting, video and photography from acclaimed mid-career artists alongside newly discovered work from the art stars of the future. Artists include Ryan McGinley, Mark Dion, Hope Gangloff and Taryn Simon, who has a spectacular exhibition currently at the Tate Modern. Aspen’s corporate collection provides a creative perspective on the world. Held in offices across the globe, in each country the collection represents work from artists living and working in the region. In this way Aspen creates sustainable connections to the local arts ecology – and reflects the unique character of place within the office environment. We are currently working with Aspen on works for their new offices in New Jersey, San Francisco and Zurich. View a selection of the works held in the collecton here.
Artist Cornelia Parker to present the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Award
The Contemporary Art Society has announced that, the Annual Award, commission to collect will be presented by one of the UK’s most significant artists Cornelia Parker. The reception for the Award will take place in London on 14th November. The winning museum will be awarded £60,000, a generous fund made possible thanks to the Sfumato Foundation, this will enable the winner to work closely with an artist to commission a new work that will, once completed, become part of the permanent collection. This is the largest fund of its type and provides a much needed investment in new art for public collections, as a legacy for the future. Cornelia Parker, who is famed for her beautiful and thought provoking sculptures and most recently for her inspired selection of works from the Government Collection currently showing at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, will present the prize at a ceremony at the German Gymnasium, a hidden architectural gem in the heart of London’s busy Kings Cross area. The winner will have been chosen by a selection panel from an initial long list of 22 and then a shortlist of five museums from across the country. Each shortlisted museum has, over the last 3 months, been developing a detailed proposal with the artist that they have chosen to work with. Having invested so much time and expectation all involved feel that there is much at stake as the panel make their final decision. The Contemporary Art Society Announces the Shortlist for the Annual Award for Museums 2011. The winning museum will receive £60,000 to commission an artist to make a new work for their public collection, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation. The Shortlist for 2011: • National Museum Wales (Cardiff) with Artes Mundi – Proposal with artist Andrea Büttner • Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery – Proposal with artist Christina Mackie • Shipley Art Gallery – Proposal with artist Matthew Darbyshire • Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool – Proposal with artist Wael Shawky • University of Warwick Art Collection – Proposal with artist Katie Paterson The Selection Panel includes:- Adam Chodzko (Artist), Maurice Davies (Head of Policy, Museums Association), Rosy Greenlees (Director, Crafts Council), Michael Stanley (Director, Modern Art Oxford).
An invitation to debate – What are we worth? Artists and the Economic Crisis
What are we worth? will consider how artists can create income in support of their practice in a period of dramatic economic, social and technological change? It will encourage discussion and debate about how artists can harness their cultural assets and intellectual property – both tangible and intangible – to support their practice financially.
Announcing the Shortlist for the Annual Award for Museums 2011
The Contemporary Art Society Announces the Shortlist for the Annual Award for Museums 2011. The winning museum will receive £60,000 to commission an artist to make a new work for their public collection, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation.
Announcing the winners of the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award, commission to collect, 2010
The winners are The Hepworth Wakefield and Wolverhampton Art Gallery in association with Film and Video Umbrella for their proposal with artist Luke Fowler.
The award of £60,000 was presented on Tuesday 9 November and will enable the two museums to commission Luke Fowler to make a new work that will be acquired jointly for their collections. Film and Video Umbrella will provide invaluable expertise and support for the production process.
Selectors for 2010 were
– Pavel Buchler, Artist & Research Profession in Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University
– Lisa Panting, Director of Picture This
– Caroline Douglas, Head of The Arts Council Collection
– Emily Wardill, Artist
The Award has been made possible through the generous philanthropy of the Sfumato Foundation.
Contemporary Art Society announces the shortlist for the Annual Award for Museums 2010
The following four museums have been shortlisted to potentially receive £60,000 to commission a new work for their collection.
Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Bequests
Co-acquired for five national museums and galleries
Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Bequests
Eric and Jean Cass have dedicated over 35 years of their lives to supporting artists
Hobson’s Choice: POINT.LINE.PLANE at Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham
POINT. LINE. PLANE at Hannah Barry’s Peckham gallery is a fresh and robust group exhibition
Eva Rothschild purchase for The Hepworth Wakefield
The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to have recently purchased Wandering Palm 2011 by Eva Rothschild in partnership with The Art Fund. This work will be gifted to The Hepworth Wakefield and become part of their permanent collection.
Hobson’s Choice: Transcendental Empiricism at Rob Tufnell
For those of you yet to make a visit, freelance curator and gallerist Rob Tufnell has just opened a new gallery