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.
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.
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: 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.
‘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?
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.