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Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2015
CAS News 24 Jun 2020 By CAS Team

#CASatHome: Abstract (2012), by Hito Steyerl

This film was online from 12.00, 24 June 2020 to 12.00, 27 June 2020 As part of our #CASatHome film series we are pleased to present Abstract (2012) by Hito Steyerl….

Better Nature Exhibition by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg at Vitra Design Museum. Photo: © Vitra Design Museum, Bettina Matthiesen
Artist to Watch By Uma Karavadra

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Ginsberg is an artist and writer experimenting with technologies – especially the design of living matter. Working at the intersection of tech, science, art and design, her practice engages with techno-utopian promises.

Johanna Billing, I’m Lost Without Your Rhythm, 2009 (still). Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens
CAS News 17 Jun 2020 By CAS Team

#CASatHome: I’m Lost Without Your Rhythm (2009) by Johanna Billing

The film is based on the recording of a live choreography event involving amateur Romanian dancers and acting students in Iași, Romania.

Andrea Büttner, Little Works, 2007 [still]. Courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London, © Andrea Büttner / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
CAS News 10 Jun 2020 By Marcus Crofton

#CASatHome: Little Works (2007), by Andrea Büttner

The film follows the life of nuns in a West London Carmelite convent, exploring the relationship between religion and art.

Victoria Morton. Photographer: Andrew Wilson
Friday Dispatch 5 Jun 2020 By CAS Team

#CASatHome, with Victoria Morton

Her paintings teeter on the verge of a readable image, while never crystallising into graspable figuration.

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Anyone else isn’t you, 2005, installation view, South London Gallery 2011. Courtesy of the artists and Kate MacGarry, London. Photo: Andy Keate
CAS News 3 Jun 2020 By CAS Team

#CASatHome: Anyone Else Isn’t You (2005) by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard

This film was online from 12.00, 3 June 2020 to 12.00, 6 June 2020 As part #CASatHome film series we are pleased to present Anyone Else Isn’t You (2005) by Iain Forsyth…

Eleanor Lakelin. Photograph by Jeremy Johns
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

The CAS Rapid Response Fund supports museums and communities in Reading, Liverpool and Glasgow as donations pass £200,000

A commission memorialising Reading Gaol’s most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde, is the first recipient of the CAS Rapid Response Fund following a crowdfunding campaign that has raised total donations to over £200,000.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, To Tell Them Where It’s Got To (2013), oil on canvas, 60 x 55 cm. © the artist, courtesy the artist and Corvi-Mora
Friday Dispatch 29 May 2020 By CAS Team

#CASatHome, with Emma Philip, Senior Curator at The Box, Plymouth

Emma Philip discusses the CAS’s acquisition of a painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye for their collection.

Lubna Chowdhary, Certain Times XXIV, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 27 May 2020 By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires a ceramic tableau by Lubna Chowdhary for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery through the Jackson Tang Ceramic Award

Chowdhary’s shaped tiles, sculptural objects and spatial installations in ceramic constitute a distinctive oeuvre that bridges the disciplines of architecture, craft, design, sculpture and painting.

Florian Auer’s studio, Berlin, 2020. Mood-board for the publication. Courtesy the artist.
Artist to Watch By Uma Karavadra

Florian Auer

Auer often turns to borrowed ideas, using the work of other artists as a starting point.

Still from ‘I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead’ (2018) by Beatrice Gibson. Courtesy of the artist.
CAS News By Uma Karavadra

#CASatHome: I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (2018), by Beatrice Gibson

The fast-moving visuals deliberately disorientate the viewer, just as global events disorientate with waves of fear and anxiety. But through interweaving tender footage of the artist’s own family into the film, an alternative narrative of community and strength emerges.

Rose English, Quadrille, 1975, Colour, silent DVD of performance in Southampton, 1975, in a pink box 10’57”, Edition of 6, AP 3/3. © the artist, courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery and Karsten Schubert Gallery.
CAS News 20 May 2020 By Uma Karavadra

#CASatHome: Quadrille (1975), by Rose English

Staged in a dressage arena, six women appear, dressed fetishistically as horses with tack, horse tails and hoof-shaped high heels. They perform a dance based on dressage, watched eagerly by an unsuspecting audience, their movements stilted by their cumbersome shoes.

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