Derek Jarman, Margaret Thatcher’s Lunch, 1987. Courtesy of Keith Collins Will Trust and Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London
CAS Recommends 24 Nov 2021 By CAS Team

December 2021

Manchester Art Gallery is holding a major retrospective of Derek Jarman’s practice, featuring bodies of work never before seen in public. Jarman helped to define a new era in British…

Anya Paintsil, I am the Predator, not the prey II, 2021. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society to Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, 2021/22. Courtesy of Ed Cross Fine Art, London © the artist
Recent Acquisitions By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS commissions two textile works by Anya Paintsil for Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle

I am the Predator, not the Prey I and II are both self-portraits that remind the viewer of the struggles and frustrations of the beauty standards that are placed on women of colour and Black women.

Colin Ledwith
CAS News By CAS Team

Consultancy Head Colin Ledwith to take part in final COP26 British Council and Fundacion Espacio seminar

On 1 December, Head of Consultancy Colin Ledwith will be taking part in the British Council and Fundacion Espacio’s final collaborative seminar considering UK and Venezuelan responses to environment and…

Billie Zangewa, In Times of Trouble, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London
Friday Dispatch 19 Nov 2021 By Christine Takengny

Billie Zangewa: Running Water at Lehmann Maupin, London

While the familiarity of everyday events can seem simple and mundane, Zangewa’s work speaks to the fundamental importance of women’s labour and feminist perspectives in a globalised society.

Installation view of Tania Kovats: Oceanic at Parafin, London. Courtesy Parafin, London. Photo: Peter Mallet.
Friday Dispatch 12 Nov 2021 By Christine Takengny

Tania Kovats: Oceanic at Parafin, London

With themes around maritime culture, water pollution and coral bleaching at centre stage, Oceanic is a critical reflection on how art can speak to our critical climate crisis and is a timely artistic comment on socio-political and environmental concerns.

Still from High Wire, 2007. Copyrights: Catherine Yass.
Friday Dispatch 5 Nov 2021 By Caroline Douglas

Catherine Yass: Falling Away at Ambika P3, London

There are only a couple more weeks to see this brilliantly curated show of work that is complex and subtle in its discourse and visually breath-taking as an experience.

Noah Davis, 40 Acres and a Unicorn, 2007 © The Estate of Noah Davis. Courtesy The Estate of Noah Davis and David Zwirner
Friday Dispatch 29 Oct 2021 By Caroline Douglas

Noah Davis at David Zwirner, London

It makes it all the more poignant to discover this extraordinary talent and simultaneously realise there will be no more work. Tragically, the artist died in 2015 of a rare form of cancer.

Sutapa Biswas, Magnesium Bird, 2004. Detail digital moving image, single screen projection
CAS Recommends 28 Oct 2021 By CAS Team

November 2021

In Bristol, Supta Biswas is presenting work in celebration of the Arnofini’s 60th anniversary – a gallery she has shown at twice before.

The Artist's Table with Tai Shani, 26 October 2021. Photography: Eddie Otchere
CAS News 27 Oct 2021 By CAS Team

Tai Shani puts on a show for the Contemporary Art Society, raising over £53,000 for the charity

The pink-themed Artist’s Table was the inaugeral performance of the Lavery Studio at Cromwell Place and featured tailoring by ROKSANDA.

London Wall: the west gate of Cripplegate fort and a section of Roman wall
CAS News 25 Oct 2021 By CAS Team

Consultancy appointed to develop cultural plan in the City of London’s Culture Mile

London Wall West provides a critical opportunity for the City of London to deliver an enhanced and inclusive cultural offer across the Square Mile.

Oscar Murillo, Poetics of Flight (one of four) IV, 2020
Recent Acquisitions By CAS Team

The CAS acquires four drawings created by Oscar Murillo whilst travelling on planes for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Aeroplanes have become a site of production, experimentation and research for the Turner Prize-winning artist.

Anna Lukala, Slow Progress, 2021. Photograph Anna Lukala, courtesy the artist and Focal Point Gallery
Friday Dispatch 22 Oct 2021 By CAS Team

‘Tip of the Iceberg’ at Focal Point Galley, Southend-on-Sea

The name of this exhibition comes the idea of the ‘iceberg economy’, ie capitalist strategies forming the visible tip of an iceberg that is otherwise constituted of informal, collective actions that support and are routinely exploited by the capitalist system

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