Farrah Riley-Gray at her exhibition Knotted at Constance Howard Gallery, University of London. Courtesy of Goldsmiths, University of London.
Artist to Watch 30 Oct 2019 By Uma Karavadra

Farrah Riley Gray

Farrah Riley Gray (b.1992, London) is a Lewisham based artist employing weaving, textile and audio in her exploration of the intersection between race, gender, mental health and craft. Her practice…

Ayanda Mqakayi Nyanga East Cape Town 2011, from the series Faces and Phases, 2006-present. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg
Recent Acquisitions By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires 11 portraits by Zanele Muholi for Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

The Contemporary Art Society has acquired 11 portraits by South African photographer Zanele Muholi (they/them) from the series Faces and Phases (2006 – present) through the Collections Fund at Frieze….

Urban Land Institute in partnership with Mayor of London, October 2019
Art Consultancy By Team

CAS Consultancy in Urban Land Institute’s ‘Including Culture in Development’ guide

Consultancy is proud to announce its involvement in the Urban Land Institute’s Including Culture in Development guide. Head of CAS Consultancy, Fabienne Nicholas, has been instrumental in this work with…

Installation view of ‘Betty Tompkins: Talking Talking Talking’ at FREEHOUSE, London. Photographer: Olivia Thompson
Friday Dispatch 25 Oct 2019 By teamcas

Betty Tompkins: Talking Talking Talking at FREEHOUSE, London

Through re-presenting explicit imagery, Betty Tompkins reclaims female sexual desire in the same aggressive manner that men have been doing for years.

Matthew Krishanu, Corvus, 2019. Installation view. Photograph by George Torode.
Friday Dispatch 18 Oct 2019 By Christine Takengny

Corvus. A painting installation by Matthew Krishanu at The Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London

Birds have arrived at the Stuart Hall Library, emerging between shelves, above the doors and alongside books; keeping us company with their comical, uncanny and endearing presence.

British Ceramics Biennial 2019 in the China Hall of the original Spode factory, Stoke-on-Trent, photo Jenny Harper
Friday Dispatch 11 Oct 2019 By Caroline Douglas

The British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent

There are dozens of artists’ work to encounter here, demonstrating a vast range of approaches to the medium that include the formal as well as more political statements about identity, colonial history and globalised industry.

Sadie Murdoch, Breathing and Concentration Exercise, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.
Friday Dispatch 4 Oct 2019 By Vassilios Doupas

Bauhaus: Utopia in Crisis at Camberwell Space, London

This is an exhibition that brings together a select number of contemporary artists who critically re-think the legacy of the world’s most celebrated art school

Tinashe Wakapila Durban 2018 IMG_2775 V, from the series Faces and Phases, 2006-present. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg
CAS News 2 Oct 2019 By Marcus Crofton

Works from living archive of South Africa’s LGBT+ community by Zanele Muholi acquired at Frieze London Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

The portraits are an act of visual activism in a country where, although their rights are constitutionally protected, LGBT+ people are too often subject to violence and prejudice.

Installation view, Hollybush Gardens. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.
Friday Dispatch 27 Sep 2019 By Caroline Douglas

‘Andrea Büttner: The Heart of Relations’ at Hollybush Gardens, London

This is an exceptionally strong show by an artist whose thinking continues to be brilliantly subtle, complex and surprising.

Alice Kettle, Odessey, 2003. Courtesy of the artist. Purchased through the Chipperfield Bequest Fund with support from the Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund, the Contemporary Art Society and the Nerys Johnson Contemporary Art Fund.
Recent Acquisitions 26 Sep 2019 By Team

The CAS helps acquire a large textile work by Alice Kettle for Southampton City Art Gallery

Kettle renders the epic story of Penelope and Odysseus in an epic scale, capturing both the vast scope and the emotional intricacies of the narrative.

Joanna Rajkowska, Mask with Hare Skull, 2019. Papier-mâché, hares' skulls, animal fur, acrylic paint
Artist to Watch By Vassilios Doupas

Joanna Rajkowska

Public space is the natural habitat for most of Rajkowska’s work. The “untaming” of nature is at the core of her ecofeminist practice.

Kara Walker, Testimony, 2004
CAS Recommends 25 Sep 2019 By Marcus Crofton

October 2019

Leeds Art Gallery is showing an exhibition of contemporary painting that invites us to slow down and reflect, whilst The Whitworth brings together new and acclaimed works by Turner Prize-winning…

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