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Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), 2017/18. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by the Contemporary Art Society through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2018. © Cerith Wyn Evans.
Friday Dispatch 9 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas) at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Effortlessly occupying the whole of the new Colwinston Gallery, four elliptical forms drawn in fine white neon float underneath the ziggurat ceiling.

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), 2017/18. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by the  Contemporary Art Society through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2018. © Cerith Wyn Evans.
CAS News By teamcas

Major new installation by Cerith Wyn Evans unveiled in Cardiff

The neon sculpture is the second donation made through the Contemporary Art Society’s Great Works scheme.

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK, installation view at PEER, Hoxton. Works by artists and objects belonging to Wenlock Barn residents. Photo by Stephen White
Friday Dispatch 2 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK at PEER, Hoxton

Working on a hyper-local level, Fourthland and Fowler’s project explores what living with a global perspective feels like: how it alters our personal imaginary, our habits, our modes of living together

Yto Barrada: Agadir installation View. The Curve, Barbican Centre 7 February – 20 May 2018. Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images
Friday Dispatch 23 Feb 2018 By Christine Takengny

Yto Barrada: Agadir at The Curve, Barbican

By overlapping different narratives Barrada powerfully portrays a complex picture of a city and its inhabitants in a state of transformation after a disaster, reflecting important contemporary debates around the rebuilding of societies.

Angel Central, Islington. Courtesy of CBRE Global Investors
Art Consultancy By teamcas

New public artwork to be commissioned for Angel Central

The Contemporary Art Society has compiled a handpicked list of critically acclaimed UK artists that work in a range of mediums

Rachel Maclean, Spite Your Face, 2017. Courtesy the artist.
CAS Recommends 22 Feb 2018 By Marcus Crofton

March 2018

For those who want a second helping of the Venice Biennale, Rachel Maclean is re-showing the work she made in 2017 in Edinburgh, whilst Chiharu Shiota will be creating a site-specific installation based on her 2015 Japanese Pavilion.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 'Paridae', 2018
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye creates an exclusive etching for the Contemporary Art Society

This edition of 30 will be sold at our Artist’s Table on 12 March, raising funds to acquire the best new art for museums across the UK.

Rachal Bradley, Interlocutor, 2018. Installation view. Commissioned and produced by Gasworks. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.
Artist to Watch By Ilaria Puri Purini

Rachal Bradley

Bradley studied law before committing to visual arts. It might have been her legal thinking that shaped Bradley’s curiosity towards structures: laws are made, applied, respected, augmented. Similarly, art’s rules can be set, coded, moved, and played with.

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD, 2015, 4:3 film, 5.1 surround sound , duration 23 minutes. Image courtesy the Artist and Cabinet, London.
Recent Acquisitions 21 Feb 2018 By Franka Blok

Mark Leckey’s ‘Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD’ acquired for Tate

The film touches base with the landmarks of Leckey’s first 35 years, as well as sketching a picture of the times that is incredibly evocative for anyone who remembers Britain from the 60s on.

Image courtesy of Xavier Solé Mora
Art Consultancy By teamcas

Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18

For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.

Laura Gannon, Silver House, 2015. Digital film, 20 min 9 sec. Courtesy of the artist and Kate Macgarry
Friday Dispatch 16 Feb 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Laura Gannon at Kate Macgarry

There is an instinctive attraction to the materiality of her work, multiple layers of paint on both sides of a thick linen

Ala Younis, Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad exhibition installation view, 2018. Photo Tim Bowditch. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Art Jameel
Friday Dispatch 9 Feb 2018 By Christine Takengny

Ala Younis: Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad at Delfina Foundation

Younis asks us to reflect on how we commemorate and represent historical moments and people, and to think about who is rendered invisible by history and present culture.

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