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Alberta Whittle, Mammmmmmmmywata Presents Life Solutions International, 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Copperfield Gallery
Recent Acquisitions 25 Jan 2022 By CAS Team

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.

Ai Weiwei, Han Dynasty Urn With Coca-Cola Logo, 2014. Courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio.
CAS Recommends By CAS Team

February 2022

At Kettle’s Yard in Ai Wei Wei will be showing his own work alongside Chinese antiquities, exploring notions of truth, authenticity and value

‘Skate the Strand’ with VANS (Strand Aldwych, Summer 2021 – courtesy North Bank BID) – looking east to St Mary le Strand
CAS News 24 Jan 2022 By CAS Team

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
CAS News By Tania Adams

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, Brighter, 2021. Caran d'ache on paper. Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London.  © Donna Huddleston. Photo: Ben Westoby.
Friday Dispatch 21 Jan 2022 By Caroline Douglas

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.

Installation view. Image courtesy of Belmacz.
Friday Dispatch 14 Jan 2022 By CAS Team

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.

Paula Rego, Young Predators (from Girl and Dog series), 1987. Courtesy Paula Rego and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London ©️ Paula Rego
CAS Recommends 22 Dec 2021 By Marcus Crofton

January 2022

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, Image courtesy the Holburne Museum, Bath
CAS News 20 Dec 2021 By Tania Adams

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.

Elephant Park sculpture workshop
CAS News By CAS Team

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, The Doctor, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Herald St, London.
Recent Acquisitions 15 Dec 2021 By Marcus Crofton

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

Rachel Jones with work from her exhibition SMIIILLLLEEEE at Thadeus Ropac, London. Photo: Adama Jalloh
Friday Dispatch 10 Dec 2021 By Caroline Douglas

Rachel Jones: SMIIILLLLEEEE at Thadeus Ropac, London

Jones’ paintings are thrilling at scale, leading the eye in a darting journey across the canvas.

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