Simon Ling, installation view, Towner Art Gallery. Photographer: Rob Harris
Friday Dispatch 25 Jan 2019 By Caroline Douglas

Simon Ling at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

While it might be tempting to understand Ling’s work within an English landscape tradition, his painting is as concerned with revealing the functioning of our ‘perceptual equipment’ as that of Bridget Riley.

dear diary installation view: Sadie Coles HQ
Friday Dispatch 17 Jan 2019 By Christine Takengny

Katja Seib: ‘dear diary’ at Sadie Coles HQ

Katja Seib’s (b. 1989) new series of paintings, currently on display in her first solo-show at Sadie Coles HQ, hovers between realistic figuration, visual illusion and dream-like symbolism. The German…

Installation view of Alison Britton, 'Making It Up' (2018) focus on 'Trencher' (2018) image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Friday Dispatch 21 Dec 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Alison Britton at Marsden Woo Gallery, London

One of the important and influential ceramicists of her generation, Alison Britton’s work has for decades been a sustained enquiry into the correspondences between painting, sculpture and ceramics.

Photo credit: Christian Mooney / Courtesy of Arcade, London
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art wins the inaugural Jackson Tang Ceramics Award, receiving bold new work by Chiara Camoni

Camoni’s ceramic practice is intimately embedded in her daily life and has a collaborative aspect that sees friends and relatives invited to assist her in making the work.

Michela de Mattei, 'Untitled (Postmodernism)', 2011-2012. Image courtesy of the artist and Belmacz Gallery
Artist to Watch 19 Dec 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Michela de Mattei

If you are interested in journeys of the body and the mind, digital and geographical spaces, then the work of Michela de Mattei will surely intrigue you. Working with moving…

Martin Creed
CAS Recommends 18 Dec 2018 By Marcus Crofton

January 2019

In London the RA is pairing Bill Viola’s work with Michelangelo’s drawings in an exhibition conceived as an immersive journey through the cycle of life.

Lubna Chowdhary, ‘Late in the Afternoon’, 2018. Image courtesy the artist
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires ceramic tableau by Lubna Chowdhary for Gallery Oldham

‘Late in the Afternoon evokes’ the familiar shapes of the north‐west’s industrial built forms that, in combination with the artist’s South Asian architectural influences, echoes the complexity and visual excitement of our shared lives in the UK today.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Exalt B.H., 2018. Painted mural on exterior of The Showroom, London. Photo: Daniel Brooke. © Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. Courtesy the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Dec 2018 By Christine Takengny

Women on Aeroplanes at The Showroom, London

The show is revelatory in uncovering the predominantly unknown role women played in the struggle for independence of African nations in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Las Venus Resort Hotel: Hang Out Dimensional Slice Download, 2018, Installation. Photo Katarzyna Perlak
Friday Dispatch 7 Dec 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Alter Heroes Coalition at Mimosa House, London

Bringing together contemporary artists with more historical work from the 1970s, this show explores the latent power of a an alter-ego to subvert gender, subjectivity and racial divisions.

Photographer: Nick Harvey
CAS News 30 Nov 2018 By Team

Gillian Wearing and Michael Landy help raise £91,000 for the Contemporary Art Society at The Artist’s Table in their Vyner Street studio

All proceeds from this event directly benefit the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society, supporting museums across the UK by donating great works of art.

Amikam Toren, Safe City, 2017 - ongoing (detail). Courtesy of the artist, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco and Matt's Gallery, London. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.
Friday Dispatch By Caroline Douglas

Amikam Toren: Safe City at Matt’s Gallery, London

As concise and dense with ideas as a Japanese haiku, this show is the perfect way to get to the heart of Amikam Toren’s work. But you need to hurry.

Zsófia Keresztes, Sticky Fragility, installation view (2018), photo: Simon Veres, courtesy GIANNI MANHATTAN and the artist
Artist to Watch 29 Nov 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Zsófia Keresztes

With a surface of glossy mosaic tiles, the sculptures at Zsófia Keresztes’s current show at Gianni Manhattan in Vienna have an uncanny ‘fleshiness’ to them.  Statuesque and grotesque, sci-fi and kinky,…

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