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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
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…
PROJECT 04: Tip of the Iceberg: Art from Up North
In 2009, the Contemporary Art Society launched a pioneering membership programme for individuals across the North of England, to bring the rich diversity of artistic talent residing in the region to…
Contemporary Art Society Displays at the Whitechapel Gallery: Nothing Beautiful Unless Useful
1st display in a series of Contemporary Art Society displays at the Whitechapel Gallery looking at the role of philanthropy in shaping public collections across the UK. Nothing Beautiful Unless…
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…
PROJECT 03: Data
Data brings together a sequence of works by Salvatore Arancio, James Brooks, Leo Fitzmaurice, Helen Kincaid, Noa Lidor and Tom Richards that explore systems of knowledge and information. Interrogating scientific…
PROJECT 02: Verging on the Absurd
The second in our new series of displays showcasing our Artist Members and guest artists, Verging on the Absurd, which is curated by Elinor Morgan.10
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.
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.
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.
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.
DISPLAYS: Phyllida Barlow
Phyllida Barlow is a central figure in the development of contemporary British sculpture. Her deliberately playful and non-monumental works Untitled: Basel structure (2010), Untitled: crushed shape (2011) and Untitled: disaster 3 (2010) were recently gifted by the Contemporary Art Society to Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery with additional support from the Art Fund.
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Collecting Photography with Nicolas Smirnoff and Marisa Bellani
Join us next Tuesday lunchtime to hear from Nicolas Smirnoff Magnum Gallery Director and Marisa Bellani, founder of Roman Road to discuss the many different aspects of photography. We will unravel questions around…
Doing the Work: Rethinking ‘Engagement’
Part of ‘Doing the Work’, an online CPD workshop series co-produced by the Contemporary Art Society and the Decolonising Arts Institute (University of the Arts London). Read more. Open to CAS Museum Members and professionals.…
How to collect ceramics
Please join collector and curator Sarah Griffin and artist Alison Britton unravelling the complexities of ceramics today. Discussing the specificity of the medium, the talk will explore studio ceramics, traditional…