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Albert Potrony with Year 6 pupils from St John’s Primary School workshopping at the Imperial War Museum
Art Consultancy 28 Jul 2016 By Team

Imagine a Memorial for the 21st century

Join us to take part in activities exploring ideas of conflict, resilience, friendship and support, while contributing to discussions about the purpose of a contemporary space for memorial in Walworth, South London.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Borderlands, 2012. C - print, 150 x 100 cm. Edition of 6 + 2 AP
Artist to Watch By Franka Blok

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Agbodjelou portrays smugglers in Benin as individuals, but also records a practice characteristic for the country at a certain point in history.

Andrew Dadson, Black Barbed Wire, 2013. Inkjet print, 148 x 176 x 7.5cm, edition 1/3 + 1 AP
Recent Acquisitions 27 Jul 2016 By Franka Blok

Work by Canadian artist Andrew Dadson acquired for Norwich Castle Museum

The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Black Barbed Wire (2013) by Andrew Dadson (b. 1980) for the Norwich Castle Museum. Dadson is a Canadian…

Rachel Whiteread, 'Untitled (Found)', 2016 -® Rachel Whiteread
Friday Dispatch 22 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Cornelia Parker Curates ‘Found’ at the Foundling Museum

An engrossing and hugely enjoyable show, well suited to these slower days of summer when we can ease the foot off the gas pedal a little

2. Chapters One to Five, 2012, 16mm Film Scan_SMALLER
Friday Dispatch 15 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Art Now: Sophie Michael, Trip (the light fantastic), Tate Britain

With the past just a click away, nostalgia as a concept is wide open for re-definition

Brian Griffiths, Bill & Vilma, 2016, Installation shot at Vilma Gold, London. Courtesy Vilma Gold, London
Friday Dispatch 8 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Brian Griffiths, Bill & Vilma, Vilma Gold

Griffiths uses the actor Bill Murray as ‘material’ for his new show

Alison Wilding, Arena, 2000.  Courtesy the artist and Karsten Schubert. Photo by Peter White
Friday Dispatch 1 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Alison Wilding: Arena Redux, Art House Foundation

After sixteen years packed away in wooden crates, this radiantly wonderful sculpture is for a short time on view to the public again.

Donna Huddleston, The Warriors, 2015. Pencil, graphite and gouache on paper, seven pieces 85 x 42 cm, seven pieces 65 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin
Artist to Watch 30 Jun 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Donna Huddleston

Her multidisciplinary practice investigates themes of transformation, ritual and the human figure, employing a range of media to tell a story.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico - Out Back Of Mary's II, 1930. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe, USA). Gift of the Burnett Foundation copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation/DACS London
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

July 2016

Tate Modern in London is showing Georgia O’ Keeffe, a rare chance to see an American art icon with no works in UK public collections.

Ana Rosa Hopkins, Manchester (09/08/2011), 2012. Riot Glass installation, variable dimensions
Recent Acquisitions 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.

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