Keith Piper, 'Surveillance: Tagging the Other', 1991
CAS News 28 Oct 2020 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Our 2021 programme for curators

In a new partnership with the Decolonising Arts Institute at UAL, our professional development programme in 2021 will focus entirely on anti-racism and the decolonisation agenda in museums.

Lubaina Himid, The Crown, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS acquires a work on paper by Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid CBE for the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Inspired by her own family story, The Crown is part of a series of works that depict the relationship between a figure and an object arbitrary tied to Empire.

Installation view, Mother Art Prize 2020
Friday Dispatch 23 Oct 2020 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Mother Art Prize 2020 at Cromwell Place, London

The Mother Art Prize is the latest in a number of shows in the past year that have explored the evolving, ongoing and undeniably complex condition of motherhood. 

Gary Hume, Traffic, 2020. © Gary Hume, courtesy Sprüth Magers
Friday Dispatch 16 Oct 2020 By Caroline Douglas

Gary Hume: Archipelago at Sprüth Magers London

Hume has always had an uncomplicated relationship to the concept of beauty: he embraces it as naturally as breathing. But now conflict, the displacement of peoples, the misery of shattered lives, have all seeped into the work.

Image: Composite, from left - Matthew Burrows, Caroline Douglas, Anne Hardy and Alessio Antoniolli
CAS News 9 Oct 2020 By CAS Team

‘New initiatives to support artists’, a talk at Cromwell Place

How do we support artists at such a crucial time? And how can this support to artists – whether financial or social – develop as we face an even tougher year ahead?

Installation view, 'Sung Tieu, What is your |x|?', Emalin, London, 19 September – 07 November 2020. © Sung Tieu Courtesy of the artist and Emalin, London. Photography: Plastiques
Friday Dispatch 2 Oct 2020 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Sung Tieu: What is your |x|? at Emalin, London

All the elements in the show seem to highlight the fragility of our condition, the complexities of holding the contradictions that characterise us.

Installation View, Daphne Wright: A quiet mutiny – persists at Frith Street Gallery, London, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo: Steve White
Friday Dispatch 25 Sep 2020 By Christine Takengny

Daphne Wright: A quiet mutiny – persists at Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square

At the core of her practice Wright is concerned with boundaries. She explores the transitory areas of life, from childhood to adulthood, as well as the borderline between life and death.

Kehinde Wiley, Narrenschiff, 2017. Three-channel digital film, 16.40 minutes. Photo: Copyright The Artist. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery
CAS Recommends 24 Sep 2020 By Marcus Crofton

October 2020

The Box, Plymouth will be opening its doors for the first time on Tuesday, with impressive contemporary displays that include Kehinde Wiley’s Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools), 2017, acquired for the…

Samson Kambalu, 'Moses (Burning Bush)', 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry.
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires a film by Samson Kambalu for Bury Art Gallery, injecting a new medium into the museum’s collection of landscape works

Influenced by Situationism, Western philosophical thought, silent film, and by spiritual rituals practiced in South-East Africa, Samson Kambalu embraces the subversive potential of non-productive time, the gift economy and the notion of playing.

Installation View, Helen Cammock, I Decided I Want to Walk, Kate MacGarry, London, 2020. Photography by Angus Mill
Friday Dispatch 18 Sep 2020 By Caroline Douglas

Helen Cammock: I Decided I Want to Walk at Kate MacGarry, London

‘They Call it Idlewild’ is a powerful work that posits questions with even greater layers of pertinence now that when it was made. I found myself avidly watching it twice around, catching new insights with each viewing.

Harry Gamboa Jr. from the Asco era 'The Gores (Whitier Blvd + Axe)', 1974 ©1974, Harry Gamboa Jr.
Friday Dispatch 11 Sep 2020 By Christine Takengny

Mapping the Collection at Museum Ludwig, Cologne

The exhibition Map­ping the Col­lec­­tion takes a fresh look at the 1960s and 1970s, using the Museum Ludwig’s own reputable collection of art works from the United States as a starting point to critically examine who is represented in the museum’s collection and which art forms and artists have been systematically excluded over the past 60 years.

Image: Gordon Parks, Untitled, Miami Beach, Florida, 1970. Courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation, New York and Alison Jacques Gallery, London. © The Gordon Parks Foundation
Friday Dispatch 4 Sep 2020 By Caroline Douglas

Gordon Parks: Part Two at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

We perhaps think we know the legendary Ali too well, but we most certainly know Gordon Parks too little. This exhibition illuminates both of these figures in ways that add depth and nuance to their legacy.

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