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,…

Rebecca Harper, Stouping, 2017 (detail). On show at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018.
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

December 2018

Victoria Art Gallery’s exhibition not only includes drawings and collage on paper, but also large three-dimensional objects such as Karla Black’s delicate structures and Brian Griffiths’ giant cardboard computer.

Sonia Boyce, Six Acts, 2018. Six-screen film and wallpaper installation, 15 min. Photography by Michael Pollard.
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires installation by Sonia Boyce for Manchester Art Gallery based on her takeover of the gallery in January 2018

The starting point for Six Acts, 2018 is a series of conversations about the gallery collection and how it is displayed and interpreted, particularly in relation to the politics of class, gender, race and sexuality.

Emilie Taylor, Beating the Bounds, installation view, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Bosse & Baum. Photo credit: Damian Griffiths
Friday Dispatch 23 Nov 2018 By Christine Takengny

Emilie Taylor: Beating the Bounds at Bosse & Baum, London

The show is closely linked to the artist’s own experience of the inherent transformations – and spatial limitations – that come with motherhood.

Judy Chicago, Immolation, 1972. Courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
Friday Dispatch 16 Nov 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance at Nottingham Contemporary

The exhibition design allows for unusual visual possibilities, presenting a non-linear view of feminism that contests the standard linear and triumphalist patriarchal perspective.

Roman Vishniac, 'Sara, sitting in bed in a basement dwelling, with stenciled flowers above her head, Warsaw', ca. 1935–37. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography. On display at The Photographers’ Gallery
Friday Dispatch 9 Nov 2018 By Christine Takengny

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Jewish Museum, London

In today’s political climate, when nationalism and anti-immigrant ideologies are resurging, the foreboding photographs that Vishniac took in pre-war Berlin take on a new and ghastly relevance.

GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN! at Somerset House. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid
Friday Dispatch 2 Nov 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Good Grief Charlie Brown! at Somerset House, London

In the upper galleries work by more than 20 contemporary artists evidences the way the individual characters – as well as the moral, political and philosophical dimensions of the storylines – are a rich source of material.

Installation view of ‘Speech Acts’ at Manchester Art Gallery. Works: Sutapa Biswas, Housewives with Steak Knives, 1985-86; Hetain Patel, The Other Suit, 2015; Lubaina Himid, The Tailor, 2010; Yara El-Sherbini, Skit, 2018; Alan Davie, Elephant’s Eyeful, 1960.
Friday Dispatch 26 Oct 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Speech Acts at Manchester Art Gallery

An invitation for curators around the country to take action: to show those artworks that have been rarely seen, to ask why that is, to collaborate with neighbouring institutions and to tell a different story to audiences that has been rarely heard before.

‘Nuclear Reaction Cosmic Interaction’ (general view), 2018, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome. The artist is wearing ‘Receipt’, 2018 (part of the Mad Lab Coats series, collaboration with James Stopforth). Photography Matteo D’Eletto
Artist to Watch 25 Oct 2018 By Christine Takengny

Ludovica Gioscia

Gioscia’s theatrical and vividly coloured room-filling installations seem to oscillate between kitsch, craft, high art and pop culture.

Eduardo Paolozzi, Real Gold, 1949. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2018
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November 2018

Nottingham Contemporary is showing a large-scale exhibition exploring the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living, from the suffrage movement to…

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