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Elizabeth Price, A Restoration (film still), 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
News 24 Feb 2016 By Marcus Crofton

CAS Annual Award Winner Elizabeth Price’s new work opens at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Daily Telegraph described the two-screen digital video as “the artwork of the year”

Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2016.
News 8 Jan 2016 By teamcas

Hito Steyerl film acquired for GoMA, the first work by the artist to enter a UK Collection

Abstract (2012) commemorates a childhood friend of Steyerl’s who became a revolutionary and was killed in the Kurdish region of Turkey in 1998 when fighting for the PKK.

News 11 Dec 2015 By teamcas

Contemporary British Masterpieces for our Collections: A New Scheme to Acquire Great Works

The Great Works scheme, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, aims to address the absence in museums across the UK of works by British contemporary artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years.

Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough with Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA). Image: Tom Horak
News 23 Nov 2015 By Marcus Crofton

Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough Win The £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2015

Sutcliffe and Eatough will create a film based on the first and last chapters of Anthony Burgess’ Enderby novels, premiering for the centenary of the author’s birth in 2017.

News 24 Aug 2015 By teamcas

Ten Etchings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Acquired for The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Yiadom-Boakye’s edition of ten hard ground etchings was made to accompany her acclaimed exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery this summer and depict single black male figures wearing the ruff of feathers that has become a familiar motif in her work.

The Artist's Table
News 20 Jul 2015 By Team

Contemporary Art Society to Create Unique Immersive Artist Experiences as Fundraising Initiative

The Artist’s Table will be a series of four bespoke artist curated experiences across the year, each hosted by an internationally recognised collector and an artist of their choice.

Christina Mackie, The Judges III (2013), mixed media (detail). Photograph John Hartley, 2013. Commissioned through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2011.
News 9 Jul 2015 By teamcas

Shortlist announced for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2015

Now in its seventh year, the prestigious £40,000 prize is one of the country’s highest value contemporary art awards.

Ben Rivers, Ah, Liberty!, 2008, 16mm anamorphic / black & white / sound, 20 minutes, edition 2/5. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London
News 23 Jun 2015 By Team

Two Significant Films by Ben Rivers Acquired For Royal Pavilion & Museum, Brighton & Hove, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

‘Ah, Liberty!’ (2008) and ‘Origin of The Species’ (2008) both capture contemplative portraits of individuals living at the margins of society.

Image courtesy of Virginia Samper and Blanca Ulloa
Art Consultancy 18 Jun 2015 By teamcas

Anonymous Dancers to take over the Internet for the £5,000 Aspen Online Art Award 2015

The performers’ movements will represent the actions we repeatedly use when we go to visit both online and physical sites

 Richard Wentworth, Twenty Two Small Signs for the Lyric, 2015. Photo – Joe Plommer
News 5 May 2015 By Team

Commissioned Artworks by David Batchelor and Richard Wentworth Unveiled for the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Since the initial conception for the capital project there has been a strong desire to incorporate the work of contemporary artists and both commissions have been managed and curated by the Contemporary Art Society

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