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Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Darkroom Mirror (0X5A0752), 2019, archival pigment print, 130 x 86 cm, 51 1/8 x 33 7/8 ins. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Modern Art, London & Team Gallery, New York
Friday Dispatch 17 Jan 2020 By Caroline Douglas

Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Modern Art, London, presented by Team Gallery, New York

Sepuya’s sophisticated and complex approach to the photographic portrait slows down our consumption of the image, forcing deeper enquiry, more considered engagement.

Trevor Paglen: From ‘Apple’ to ‘Anomaly’, Installation view at The Curve, Barbican 26 September 2019 – 16 February 2020. © Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images
Friday Dispatch 10 Jan 2020 By Christine Takengny

Trevor Paglen: From ‘Apple’ to ‘Anomaly’ at The Curve, Barbican, London

Paglen’s new commission explores how artificial intelligence technologies are being trained to categorise objects and people, highlighting the hidden prejudices and bias inherent in AI.

David Hockney, 'Portrait of Sir David Webster', 1971. © David Hockney. Photo Credit Richard Schmidt
CAS Recommends 23 Dec 2019 By Marcus Crofton

January 2020

Ahead of a major show of David Hockney’s drawings at the National Portrait Gallery opening in February, you can catch a fascinating insight into his printmaking methods at The Lightbox in Woking…

Katinka Bock, Rauschen, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et de Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe/Berlin et Great Meert, Bruxelles. Work produced by Lafayette Anticipations.
Friday Dispatch 20 Dec 2019 By Caroline Douglas

Katinka Bock: Commotion in Higienópolis at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris

In a year of reductive slogans, it is a welcome relief to confront work that deploys a vocabulary – material and linguistic – that is all subtlety, detail and allusion.

Karla Black, 'Results Past', 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires suspended sculpture by Karla Black for Aberdeen Art Gallery

Black’s sculptures integrate traditional art-making materials with substances of the everyday, such cosmetics, cellophane and sugar.

Pio Abad & Frances Wadsworth Jones, ‘The Collection of Jane Ryan & William Saunders’, 2019
Artist to Watch 19 Dec 2019 By Uma Karavadra

Pio Abad

Abad’s practice explores how objects perform a political function and contain ideologies. In doing so, he gives material form to greed and corruption that might otherwise remain abstract.

Catherine Yass, Legacy, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Alison Jacques Gallery. Photographer: Hugo Glendinning
Art Consultancy 16 Dec 2019 By teamcas

Major new artwork by Catherine Yass commemorating 100 years of women in law unveiled at The Supreme Court

Legacy, 2019 forms the centrepiece of courtroom 2 and features portraits of three female legal pioneers, including the first woman President of the Supreme Court Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE.

Installation view, Chance & Control: Art in the Age of Computers – Created by the V&A – touring the nation. Firstsite, 2019. Photograph by Anna Lukala
Friday Dispatch 13 Dec 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers at Firstsite, Colchester

A good opportunity to view some thought-provoking examples from early pioneers of computer art, who decided to give part of the decision-making to an intelligence other than their own.

Installation view of 'Alfredo Jaar: 25 Years Later' at Goodman Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 6 Dec 2019 By Christine Takengny

Alfredo Jaar: 25 Years Later at Goodman Gallery, London

I saw Jaar’s ‘The Rwanda Project’ for the first time as a student in 2000, shortly after its completion. 20 years on, it still has the same horrifying and powerful effect.

James Welling, Eleusis. Kallichoros (Well of the fair dances), 2019. © James Welling, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 29 Nov 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

‘James Welling: Planograph’ at Maureen Paley, London

For more than four decades, James Welling has maintained a photographic practice that goes beyond image-making.

Image courtesy of the artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain and The Baldwin Gallery
CAS Recommends 28 Nov 2019 By Marcus Crofton

December 2019

Meryl McMaster (b. 1988, Ottawa) is part of a rising generation of indigenous artists in Canada and uses costume, sculpture and photography to explore identity and its distinct cultural landscapes….

Jake Elwes, ZIZI, (2019-ongoing) - montage of machine learning generated drag looks for Zizi. Image courtesy of the artist.
Artist to Watch By Uma Karavadra

Jake Elwes

Jake Elwes’ recent work explores representation and bias in machine learning AI, using image datasets of groups such as drag queens to highlight blindspots

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