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DISPLAYS  – Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (17 April - 13 June 2014). Photo: Joe Plommer
17 Apr 2014—13 Jun 2014 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

DISPLAYS – Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Showcasing new paintings we have recently purchased for museums, this display provides a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the work of these three prominent female artists. To Tell Them…

Simon Fujiwara, Rebekkah (2012), five figures, from an edition of 3 (+ 2AP), terra-cotta dyed, life sized, cast plaster female figures with accompanying video (7mins 33 secs). Photo: Joe Plommer
29 Jan 2014—28 Mar 2014 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

DISPLAYS: Simon Fujiwara

An edition of Simon Fujiwara’s Rebekkah was recently purchased for Leeds Art Gallery through the Contemporary Art Society Collections Committee. Established in 2012, the committee selects and buys works by early…

Laure Prouvost, Monolog 2009, video, 9 min Film stills © the artist, courtesy the artist and MOT International
4 Dec 2013—17 Jan 2014 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

DISPLAYS: Turner Prize 2013 winner Laure Prouvost

The work of 2013 Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost moves between film, performance, sound and site-specific installation. It often plays with the relationship between director, performer, audience and the architecture of viewing. Last…

DISPLAYS: The Eric & Jean Cass Gift, installation view at the Contemporary Art Society (16 October - 22 November 2013). Wolverhampton Art Gallery,  ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2013. Photo: Joe Plommer
16 Oct 2013—23 Nov 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

DISPLAYS: The Eric & Jean Cass Gift

Collectors Eric and Jean Cass recently donated over £4 million of modern and contemporary artworks to the Contemporary Art Society for gifting to museums. The gift is one of the…

John Stezaker, Fall XIII (detail) 1992, collage, 17.7 x 10.4cm. © the artist and The Approach
4 Sep 2013—4 Oct 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

DISPLAYS: John Stezaker

British artist John Stezaker uses collage to explore the subversive within found images such as film magazines, vintage postcards and illustrations. Fall XII and Fall XIII (both 1992) were recently…

Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Conflict within the Organization, 2010, screensaver, installation view at the Contemporary Art Society 2013, duration 6.48 minutes, © the artists. Photo: Joe Plommer
19 June 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

Artist Talk – Pil & Galia Kollectiv

Pil & Galia Kollectiv discuss their work at the Contemporary Art Society as part of PROJECT 02: Verging on the Absurd.

David Hockney, 'The Arrival', A Rake’s Progress (detail) (portfolio of sixteen prints) 1961–3, etching, edition of 50, 15 ½ x 22 ½in. © David Hockney
13 June 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

DISPLAYS Curator Talk – Helen Stalker on David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress

Curator Helen Stalker of the Whitworth Art Gallery discusses the pervading influence of A Rake’s Progress at the Contemporary Art Society on 13 June.

David Hockney, 'The Arrival', A Rake’s Progress (detail) (portfolio of sixteen prints) 1961–3, etching, edition of 50, 15 ½ x 22 ½in. © David Hockney
4 June 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

DISPLAYS Preview – David Hockney

We are delighted to present the entire set of 16 prints this summer. This seminal work is a semi-autobiographical story about Hockney, the ‘rake’, and the down and outs of his life in New York in the early 1960s.

Samara Scott, French, 2012. Carpet, household paints and carpet trim, dimensions variable. Photo: Joe Plommer
5 Apr 2013—28 Jun 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Displays

PROJECTS Preview: PROJECTS 02 – Verging on the Absurd

The second in our new series of displays showcasing our Artist Members and guest artists, Verging On The Absurd, curated by Elinor Morgan, freelance curator and ESP Programmer at Eastside P30rojects, Birmingham.

User Group Disco 2009, HD video, 15 min Film still © the artist, courtesy the artist and MOT International
8 January 2013 59 Central Street DISPLAYS, Talks & Events

DISPLAYS Preview: Elizabeth Price

User Group Disco (2009) is the first of our displays at the Contemporary Art Society showcasing artworks donated by the Contemporary Art Society to UK museums.

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