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GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN! at Somerset House. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid
Friday Dispatch 2 Nov 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Good Grief Charlie Brown! at Somerset House, London

In the upper galleries work by more than 20 contemporary artists evidences the way the individual characters – as well as the moral, political and philosophical dimensions of the storylines – are a rich source of material.

Installation view of ‘Speech Acts’ at Manchester Art Gallery. Works: Sutapa Biswas, Housewives with Steak Knives, 1985-86; Hetain Patel, The Other Suit, 2015; Lubaina Himid, The Tailor, 2010; Yara El-Sherbini, Skit, 2018; Alan Davie, Elephant’s Eyeful, 1960.
Friday Dispatch 26 Oct 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Speech Acts at Manchester Art Gallery

An invitation for curators around the country to take action: to show those artworks that have been rarely seen, to ask why that is, to collaborate with neighbouring institutions and to tell a different story to audiences that has been rarely heard before.

‘Nuclear Reaction Cosmic Interaction’ (general view), 2018, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome. The artist is wearing ‘Receipt’, 2018 (part of the Mad Lab Coats series, collaboration with James Stopforth). Photography Matteo D’Eletto
Artist to Watch 25 Oct 2018 By Christine Takengny

Ludovica Gioscia

Gioscia’s theatrical and vividly coloured room-filling installations seem to oscillate between kitsch, craft, high art and pop culture.

Eduardo Paolozzi, Real Gold, 1949. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2018
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

November 2018

Nottingham Contemporary is showing a large-scale exhibition exploring the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living, from the suffrage movement to…

Susan Philipsz, Seven Tears, 2016. Image courtesy National Galleries of Scotland © the artist
Recent Acquisitions 23 Oct 2018 By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires a major sound installation by Scottish artist Susan Philipsz for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Seven Tears, 2016 is the first work by Philipsz to enter the National Galleries of Scotland collection and also the museum’s first major sound and software based artwork.

Installation view of Michael Landy: Scaled Down at Thomas Dane Gallery. Photographer: Ben Westoby
Friday Dispatch 19 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Michael Landy: Scaled Down at Thomas Dane Gallery

‘Scaled Down’ shows Landy at his most caustically, brilliantly witty. A breathtakingly unsentimental gesture that perfectly encapsulates the issues that have exercised him for three decades.

Ndidi Emefiele, Untitled (dancing to wo!!), 2018. Mixed media on canvas, 180x180cm. Courtesy of the artist and Rosenfeld Porcini
Friday Dispatch 12 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Ndidi Emefiele: Pets, Parties and a Cuddle at Rosenfeld Porcini

These new paintings are assured, complex and pull the viewer in to explore the myriad details and references, as well as the exuberant materiality of their making.

Omar Victor Diop, Thiaroye 1944, 2016, from the series Liberty. Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris
Friday Dispatch 5 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

‘Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora’ at Autograph ABP, London

Diop’s exhibition delivers important lessons in recuperated histories, along with a powerful serving of pure visual pleasure. Highly recommended.

Kehinde Wiley, Narrenschiff, 2017. Three-channel digital film, 16.40 minutes. Photo: Copyright The Artist. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery
CAS News 3 Oct 2018 By Marcus Crofton

CAS acquires work by Kehinde Wiley and Zadie Xa at Frieze Art Fair for a new museum in Plymouth

Kehinde Wiley’s first film installation ‘Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools)’, 2017 and two works by Zadie Xa all consider questions of identity, race and belonging

Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers),Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 19 September — 18 November 2018. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Stuart Whipps
Friday Dispatch 28 Sep 2018 By Christine Takengny

‘Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)’ at Ikon, Birmingham

Apfelbaum invites the viewer to fully immerse themselves into what she describes as “an erupting rainbow volcano experience”.

Hepworth Sculpture Prize nominee Michael Dean, Tender Tender, 2017. Installation view, Skulptur Projekte Münster. Courtesy the artist, Herald St, London, Supportico Lopez, Berlin and Mendes Wood, São Paulo. Photo Henning Rogge
CAS Recommends 27 Sep 2018 By Marcus Crofton

October 2018

Two of the UK’s most prestigious art prizes open their exhibitions this month, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture and Artes Mundi 8 in Cardiff.

Helen Cammock, ‘Untitled 1’ from the series ‘Shouting in Whispers’, 2017. Hand-pulled screenprint, edition 2 of 3. 102 x 72cm.
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires two sets of powerful screen prints by Helen Cammock for Reading Museum

Helen Cammock used to be a social worker, grounding her research-focused approach to creating art reflecting on inequality and misrepresentation.

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