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George Shaw, Ash Wednesday: 8.30am, 2004-5
CAS Recommends 31 Jan 2019 By Marcus Crofton

February 2019

Artists Rachel Maclean and Anne Hardy are both curating shows at Birmingham Museum and Towner Gallery respectively, bringing their unique points of view to the Arts Council and museums collections….

Chiara Camoni, 'Sister 1' (2017). Photo credit: Christian Mooney / Courtesy of Arcade, London
Recent Acquisitions 30 Jan 2019 By Team

The CAS acquires bold new work by Chiara Camoni for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

Three large-scale pieces from Chiara Camoni’s series Sisters were acquired through the inaugural Jackson Tang Ceramic Award​.

Jasleen Kaur, Ideal Standards (2017). Commissioned by Armitage Shanks for Hull City of Culture. Photo Credit: BGA Photography
Artist to Watch By Jameela Thurloway

Jasleen Kaur

Kaur’s practice is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within materials and objects.

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.

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