Sriwhana Spong, 'Instrument B (Vivian)', 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Michel Lett Gallery
CAS Recommends 2 Apr 2019 By Marcus Crofton

April 2019

In London, Hito Steyerl considers power and inequality in society at the Serpentine, mapping unequal wealth distribution in the communities surrounding the gallery which has been recorded as one of the most socially uneven areas in Europe.

Rose English. Plato’s Chair, Montréal, 1983. Gelatin silver print. 69 x 101.5 cm. Photo by Geneviève Cadieux. Copyright the Artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 29 Mar 2019 By Caroline Douglas

Rose English at Richard Saltoun Gallery

‘Form, Feminisms, Femininities’ at Richard Saltoun Gallery traces the early years of Rose English’s practice through ceramics, performance documentation and collages.

Linder, Untitled, 1979, photomontage, 27 x 22 cm. Photo: Todd White. © Linder. Courtesy the artist & Modern Art, London
Recent Acquisitions 27 Mar 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

The CAS acquires a 1979 collage by Linder for Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

The donation of this work adds to the continuing story of collage in the UK – one that is important not only for its material radicality, but for its history as a medium for protest and political commentary.

Barbara Walker, Parade II (2018), from Shock and Awe series (2015-present). Graphite on embossed paper, 50.1 x 56.8 cm. Courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery. Photo credit: Chris Keenan
Artist to Watch By Jameela Thurloway

Barbara Walker

Through her practice, Walker proposes alternative narratives that expose and undermine cultural assumptions, often depicting people who may be categorised or classified as minorities by society.

Mark Wallinger, The World Turned Upside Down, 2019. Photographer - Damian Griffiths
CAS News 26 Mar 2019 By Marcus Crofton

“The World Turned Upside Down” – LSE unveils new sculpture by Mark Wallinger, managed by CAS Consultancy

The project has been curated by Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, which has worked with LSE for thirteen years to deliver art in the public realm for its campus central London.

Heman Chong, Foreign Affairs #40, 2018. Courtesy Heman Chong and Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 22 Mar 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

‘Heman Chong: Foreign Affairs’ at Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London

Pretty pictures these are not, but for a show that makes you think hard about how found objects can be fashioned into artworks, and the omnipresence of surveillance in today’s world, this exhibition is well worth a visit.

Gladys Nilsson, Hammocked, 2013. Watercolour on paper, 92.3 x 122.8 cm. Image courtesy the Artist, Garth Greenan Gallery and Hales Gallery. Copyright the Artist.
Friday Dispatch 15 Mar 2019 By Caroline Douglas

‘Gladys Nilsson: Unencumbered’ at Hales Gallery, London

Her paintings, drawings and collage generously acknowledge the fundamental absurdities of life while revelling in sensuality.

'untitled: venicecolumns; 2016-2017', 2016-17. Presented to Leeds Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society through a special partnership with the Henry Moore Foundation, supported by Cathy Wills, 2018/19
CAS News 9 Mar 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Two works by Phyllida Barlow donated to Leeds Art Gallery through a new Contemporary Art Society and Henry Moore Foundation partnership

The two sculptures are the first three-dimensional works by Phyllida Barlow to enter the Leeds Museums & Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) collection.

Anthony Iacono, Hanger, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and The Approach, photo © The Approach Gallery.
Friday Dispatch 8 Mar 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

‘Anthony Iacono: Night Bonding’ at The Approach, London

Iacono’s bright colours steal the show: camp lilac, piss yellow and playful green inject a sense of lightness and humour into these odd and slightly comical works.

Patrick Goddard, Leyton Kweff, 2019. Image courtesy of Seventeen.
Friday Dispatch 1 Mar 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

Patrick Goddard: Real Estates at Seventeen, London

Deliberately stylistically inconsistent and conceptually unflinching, Patrick Goddard’s works match our incongruent lives and reflect urban culture today.

Akram Zaatari, The Script, 2018. Image courtesy the artist.
CAS Recommends 27 Feb 2019 By Marcus Crofton

March 2019

Opening on 8 March, Ikon in Birmingham is holding the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Hew Locke.

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, 'Nightfall', 2015. Ceramics (earthenware) glazed with ceramic transfers, 17 x 45 x 45 cm. Presented to Swindon Museum & Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society through the Omega Fund, 2018/19. Photo: Sylvain Deleu
Recent Acquisitions 26 Feb 2019 By Jameela Thurloway

The CAS acquires ceramic piece by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen for Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Acquired through the Omega Craft Fund, the work explores the theme of the forest and the wild land beyond the cultivated fields which has captured our imaginations for centuries.

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