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Installation view of 'Anousha Payne: and here she dwells' at indigo+madder, London, 25 June - 1 August. Photographer: Benjamin Deakin
Artist to Watch 26 Aug 2020 By Uma Karavadra

Anousha Payne

Payne investigates the relationship between domestic objects and spaces in relation to the idea of animism – the attribution of a living soul to plants, inanimate objects and natural phenomena.

Rina Banerjee, 'In turmeric Yellow, another world apart from ours, bathed in humans as resources, natural riches seated in natures warm throne, golden and delicious, encrusted in sugary plants and rambunctious animals waited, watched when small factories tired in the business of making money could not make me a mango' (2020). Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires a work on paper inspired by ancient Asian art by Rina Banerjee for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

The lines between male and female, human and divine are blurred, rendering strong depictions of our contemporary world through the artist’s eyes.

Brittney Leeanne Williams, Naomi and Ruth (Red Circle in a Red Frame), 2020. Image courtesy the artist
Artist to Watch 30 Jul 2020 By Uma Karavadra

Brittney Leeanne Williams

Her practice explores trauma, grief and memory through the recurring motif of large, anonymous, red figures that loom over surreal spaces.

Kaye Donachie, Monotonous Remorse, (2019). @ Kaye Donachie. Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Recent Acquisitions By Christine Takengny

The CAS acquires an evocative painting by Kaye Donachie for the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

Donachie’s dreamlike paintings re-imagine modernist female protagonists, transcending their fierce ambition and dreams into the present. 

Michelle Sank, 'Lacey and Family, Burnthouse Lane, Exeter', from the series 'Breathe', 2020
CAS News By Marcus Crofton

The CAS acquires 106 works by 16 artists for museums and communities across the UK through its Rapid Response Fund

Work by Claudette Johnson, Michelle Sank, Keith Piper, Harold Offeh, Jeremy Deller, Phlegm and Frances Disley all included in this final round of acquisitions

Sonia Boyce, Devotional Wallpaper and Placards, 2008-2020
CAS News 8 Jul 2020 By Marcus Crofton

The CAS Rapid Response Fund supports supports museums and communities in six further cities including Sonia Boyce in Middlesbrough and Shawanda Corbett in Preston

Over £90,000 has been spent in this round and these six acquisitions build on an initial three announced at the beginning of June

Sisters (2017) at MIMA. Photo: Jason Hynes
Friday Dispatch 3 Jul 2020 By Marcus Crofton

#CASatHome with Olivia Heron, Assistant Curator at MIMA

Olivia talks about the impact that a set of three works by the artist Chiara Camoni entitled Sisters (2017) has had with the museum’s audiences

Photographer: Joe Plommer
CAS News 1 Jul 2020 By CAS Team

#CASatHome: Monolog (2009), by Laure Prouvost

Prouvost parodies her own role as a director and the role of the audience as she directs attention to the screening space itself.

Barbara Walker, I was there V, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Cristea Roberts Gallery
Recent Acquisitions 26 Jun 2020 By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires two works on paper by Barbara Walker and a painting by Joy Gerrard for the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

In recent years Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has been developing its international contemporary art collection with a strong postcolonial perspective.

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.

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