Rina Banerjee, 'In turmeric Yellow, another world apart from ours, bathed in humans as resources, natural riches seated in natures warm throne, golden and delicious, encrusted in sugary plants and rambunctious animals waited, watched when small factories tired in the business of making money could not make me a mango' (2020). Acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
Friday Dispatch 18 Dec 2020 By Caroline Douglas

A Holiday message from the CAS

I hope we will be able to look back on 2020 as a moment when, as an organisation, as a community, we saw clearly what our role could be, and translated that into immediate action.

Installation of the Ryan Mosley works at 22 Bishopsgate. Photograph: Jordan Kaplan
Art Consultancy By CAS Team

Behind the Scenes at 22 Bishopsgate

The CAS Team have been installing two major commissions by Karine Laval and Ryan Mosley at the the City of London’s tallest tower.

Anne Hardy, Cipher, 2007. Purchased by Tate with assistance from the Contemporary Art Society, 2020. © Anne Hardy, courtesy Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Recent Acquisitions By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS supports the acquisition of a large-scale early work by Anne Hardy for Tate

‘Cipher’ is emblematic of Hardy’s ambitious room sized installations and builds a much stronger representation of Hardy within the national collection.

'Nick Goss: Nine Mile Burn' installation view, 2020. Photographer: George Darrell
Friday Dispatch 11 Dec 2020 By Caroline Douglas

Nick Goss: Nine Mile Burn at Josh Lilley, London

Goss started most of these works in-residency on an oil tanker, though the Covid pandemic cut short his time at sea

Abbas Zahedi, Ouranophobia SW3, 2020. Installation view at the Chelsea Sorting Office (General Release). Photo: the artist.
Friday Dispatch 4 Dec 2020 By CAS Team

‘Abbas Zahedi: Ouranophobia SW3’ at the old Chelsea Sorting Office, London

Zahedi has taken over an old Royal Mail sorting office, creating an installation that ask questions around grief

Daum Kim, 24/7 Ambient Radio – Music To Space Out, 2020 – ongoing, internet live stream channel
Friday Dispatch 27 Nov 2020 By Christine Takengny

‘Your Floorplan’, curated by Hyunjoo Byeon

The exhibition explores how artists and curators can think of new ways of producing and presenting art as it is increasingly framed by digital technology, when online exhibitions that we perceive on screens at home suddenly replace the experience of viewing art in the gallery space.

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen. Courtesy of Duncan Wright.
Artist to Watch 26 Nov 2020 By Marcus Crofton

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

The CAS has acquired works by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen for Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Harris Museum in Preston. Here we visit the ceramicist in her studio and…

Hepworth Wakefield. Photographer: Iwan Baan
Art Consultancy By CAS Team

CAS Consultancy delivering Public Art Framework for Wakefield

The Framework will provide a road map for the delivery of best practice art commissioning in the UK’s home of sculpture.

Image: Simon Ling, Untitled, 2018. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales by the Contemporary Art Society, with additional support from the Knapping Fund and the Derek Williams Trust. © the artist, courtesy greengrassi
Recent Acquisitions 25 Nov 2020 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS acquires two large-scale works by painter Simon Ling for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales

Ling practices en plain air painting, depicting small areas of landscape on a monumental scale.

Sunil Gupta, Untitled #7, 2008, from the series The New Pre-Raphaelites. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery © Sunil Gupta. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020
Friday Dispatch 20 Nov 2020 By Caroline Douglas

‘Sunil Gupta: From Here to Eternity’ at The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Sunil Gupta’s work communicates the political through the personal in a way that brings home the reality of everyday activism lived by so many gay men and women for decades. It is a complex story, told here with quiet urgency.

John Riddy. Courtesy of the artist.
CAS News 18 Nov 2020 By Caroline Douglas

A conversation with artist John Riddy at the exhibition ‘Hogarth: London Voices, London Lives’ at Pitzhanger Manor

An extraordinary juxtaposition of John Riddy’s photographs with William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’ has been created for the exhibition in West London.

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