The CAS acquires video and digital collages by Alberta Whittle for The Atkinson in Southport
Whittle will represent Scotland at the 59th Biennale di Venezia in 2022 and her work aims to unsettle people from their positions of privilege and passivity to elicit collective care and compassion.
At Kettle’s Yard in Ai Wei Wei will be showing his own work alongside Chinese antiquities, exploring notions of truth, authenticity and value
CASC Senior Art Producer Megan O’Shea to take part in Future Cities Forum
The forum will look at the importance of the public realm at London Wall West, not only in consideration of biodiversity and sustainability concerns but also how it can harness culture and creative activation for the local community and a wider public audience.
John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, KG (1927-2022)
Sainsbury was a keen art collector and an influential advocate for the Contemporary Art Society, making a significant contribution to the organisation personally as well as through Sainsbury’s.
Donna Huddleston: In Person at Simon Lee Gallery
For those who have yet to encounter the work of Donna Huddleston, her first show with Simon Lee Gallery in Mayfair is the perfect introduction.
Friday Dispatch – ‘BEUYS OPEN SOURCE’ at Belmacz, London
As Beuys symbolised a generation’s hope for a different society, the artists in the exhibition stand for a renewal of the power structures in society, and a call to rethink the art world they operate in.
Following on from her Tate retrospective, Rego returns to Arnolfini in Bristol nearly 40 after her first exhibition there with an exhibition exploring on her print making.
Caryl Hubbard CBE, 1933-2021
Awarded a CBE for her services to the arts, Hubbard first joined the CAS in 1972, serving as Chair between 1982 and 1988.
Ryan Gander appointed to create new public artwork for London
Ryan Gander was invited to the role following a curatorial process led by Contemporary Art Society Consultancy.
Alexandra Bircken’s The Doctor donated to the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow through the Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society Scheme
VN XX CAS encourages debate on the gender imbalance in UK museum collections