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Ana Rosa Hopkins, Manchester (09/08/2011), 2012. Riot Glass installation, variable dimensions
Recent Acquisitions 30 Jun 2016 By Elizabeth Brooke

Craft piece by Ana Rosa Hopkins acquired through the Omega Fund for the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

Manchester (09/08/2011), 2012, is part of a series of works titled Riot Glass, made from glass collected from the street following the riots in Manchester in August 2011.

Migration Study Day at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Courtesy of photographer Michelle Maddison
CAS News 21 Jun 2016 By Marcus Crofton

The Contemporary Art Society and Frieze London Announce a New Partnership to Acquire Significant Contemporary Work for Regional Museums

The Contemporary Art Society and Frieze London have announced a partnership to purchase a major work at the 2016 edition of the fair for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

Switch House, Tate Modern © Iwan Baan
Friday Dispatch 17 Jun 2016 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from the Switch House

The new face of the museum is as a place for encounters, for social engagement, activism and the brokering of new relationships enabled by art.

DISPLAYS Artist Talk – Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (15 May 2014). Photo: Joe Plommer
Art Consultancy 16 Jun 2016 By Fabienne Nicholas

The Art World View: Women in Art are in Business

Diversity, or the lack of, is a hot topic across business and the arts. But in the art world there is slow but steady change occurring.

Nairy Baghramian, Scruff of the Neck (LR 30/31/32), 2016. Cast and polished aluminum, polished aluminum rods, plaster, beeswax and rubber, 245 x 247 x 134 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris & London Photo by Thierry Bal
Friday Dispatch 10 Jun 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Nairy Baghramian, Scruff of the Neck, at Marian Goodman Gallery

Anyone who has paid handsomely for orthodontic treatment will grudgingly attest to the way tailor-made tooth-training devices can resemble miniature sculptures. Baghramian’s work co-opts some of these forms, but scaled as if the skull were the size of the gallery spaces.

Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven, Van Vlasselaer, 2016. 195 x 290 cm cotton tapestry, edition of 2. Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery. Photograph by Peter Cox
Friday Dispatch 3 Jun 2016 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from Antwerp

There is a thriving art scene in Antwerp, with a slew of commercial galleries supporting it in addition to the public spaces.

René Magritte, La reproduction interdite (detail), 1937, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2015. Photographer: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam.
CAS Recommends 26 May 2016 By Marcus Crofton

June 2016

Some of the 20th Century’s greatest artists will be on show throughout the country this June, from Picasso in Merseyside to Dali in Edinburgh.

Tai Shani, Dark Continent 1, 2014, mixed medium, 4m x 10m + performance. Hayward Gallery, London. Image courtesy the artist
Artist to Watch By Ilaria Puri Purini

Tai Shani

Her multidisciplinary practice, comprising performance, film, photography and installation, revolves around experimental narrative texts.

Victoria Morton, Untitled, 2010. Oil paint on wooden panels (2 panels each), 76.5 x 83 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions By Elizabeth Brooke

Portfolio of Victoria Morton’s work acquired for The McManus, Dundee

The three works are an important addition to the gallery’s nationally significant collections of Scottish painting and Scottish abstract art.

Image: Courtesy the artist
Art Consultancy 24 May 2016 By Team

Virtual World created from our digital fingerprints commissioned for the £5,000 Aspen Online Art Award 2016

Users’ metadata are used to create particular landforms with their own plants and weather systems in an interactive online artwork, with its implications for anonymity rights and freedom of expression.

Double Take, installation view, Drawing Room, 2016. Courtesy Drawing Room, photo: Lucy Dawkins.
Friday Dispatch 20 May 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Double Take: Drawing and Photography, Drawing Room and The Photographers’ Gallery

Today I want to direct your attention to Bermondsey and a superlative, concise little show at the Drawing Room. This is in fact a collaborative project in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery and examines the way some artists have combined the media, probing the limits of each one.

Sarah Lucas, POWER IN WOMAN, Sir John Soane’s Museum London, 10 March – 21 May 2016. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London and Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. Photo: Julian Simmons
Friday Dispatch 13 May 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Sarah Lucas, POWER IN WOMAN, at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

There is still a week in which to catch Sarah Lucas’ exhibition at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, and it is well worth the detour, whether you saw her British Pavilion in Venice last year, or not.

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