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Contemporary Art Society dinner, Grayson Perry's studio, London, England, 2020. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos. Image 46
CAS News 25 Mar 2020 By Marcus Crofton

The Artist’s Table with Grayson Perry photographed by Martin Parr: photographs now available to purchase to raise funds for the CAS and the Martin Parr Foundation

These 8×10 photographs will be printed to the artist’s specifications and are being sold to support the charitable mission of the Contemporary Art Society, supporting museums across the UK by donating great works of art.

Chantal Joffe, 'Bella in a Vest', 2016. © Chantal Joffe Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro
Recent Acquisitions 24 Mar 2020 By Uma Karavadra

The CAS helps acquire a candid portrait of a girl by Chantal Joffe for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Joffe creates disarmingly raw portraits, almost always depicting women and girls, and this work will join a collection particularly concerned with paintings of emotional effect and artists looking at transitions and identity.

Gaia Fugazza, 'Atropa Belladonna', 2017. Photographic Print. Photo by David Bebber
Friday Dispatch 20 Mar 2020 By Caroline Douglas

#CASatHome, with Gaia Fugazza

‘By Appointment’ will take you into an artist’s studio for a brief conversation with an artist, recorded only hours before. We hope to introduce you to some people you may not know, and to offer a way to check in on the latest with some that you do.

Contemporary Art Society dinner, Grayson Perry's studio, London, England, 2020. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
CAS News 19 Mar 2020 By Marcus Crofton

Grayson Perry hosts unique fundraising event for the Contemporary Art Society raising over £105,000 for the charity

One of Grayson’s vases was “accidentally” knocked from its plinth as a joke, to the horror of guests.

James Casebere, Santa Teresa White Duplex, 2019. Copyright of the artist, Courtesy Templon, Paris & Brussels
Friday Dispatch 13 Mar 2020 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from Paris

This week’s Friday Dispatch considers three leading American artists currently exhibiting in Paris.

Kehinde Wiley, 'Portrait of Asia-Imani, Gabriella-Esnae, and Kaya Palmer' (detail), 2020. © Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 28 Feb 2020 By CAS Team

Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper at William Morris Gallery, London

Quanna Noble of Dalston stands looking straight out at her audience.  She wears special edition Converse All Stars with Adidas leggings and the portrait reproduces her gel nail art in…

Trickle Down, A New Vertical Sovereignty installation view. Photograph by David Oates
Artist to Watch 27 Feb 2020 By Uma Karavadra

Helen Knowles

Helen Knowles is interested in the way she and other artists often exist in a world of economic insecurity, but also have access to the wealthy spheres of the art world.

Mariele Neudecker, I Don’t Know How I Resisted The Urge To Run, 1998. Image courtesy the artist
CAS Recommends 26 Feb 2020 By Marcus Crofton

March 2020

Seminal works by the celebrated British sculptor Anish Kapoor will go on show across the grounds and interiors of Houghton Hall from the end of the month, spanning the whole…

Fabienne Nicholas, Head of CAS Consultancy, and Sherry Dobbin, Futurecity, at ULI Europe Conference
Art Consultancy By CAS Team

CAS Consultancy focus: thought leadership

February saw Consultancy members participating in conferences in London, Amsterdam and Doha. As a key contributor to the Urban Land Institute’s Including Culture in Development guide, Consultancy Head Fabienne Nicholas presented…

Elvira Bach, Untitled, 1982 . Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions By Uma Karavadra

The CAS acquires four early works by Neo-Expressionist artist Elvira Bach for the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The unique watercolour and crayon works on paper provide an understanding of her work in different mediums and fills a gap in the museum’s overwhelmingly male Neo-Expressionist collection.

Prem Sahib, Beneficiary, 2020. Courtesy the Artist and Southard Reid.  Photo credit, Mark Blower.
Friday Dispatch 21 Feb 2020 By Vassilios Doupas

Prem Sahib: DESCENT at Southard Reid, London

Should we be optimistic about the future? The blood-like resin panel that bears the same title as the project seems to hold the answer. DESCENT is a powerful exhibition that distils the precarity of modern life.

Installation view of 'Samson Kambalu: Postcards from the Last Century' at PEER, London. Photographer: Jackson White
Friday Dispatch 14 Feb 2020 By Christine Takengny

Samson Kambalu: Postcards from the Last Century at PEER, London

Kambalu’s innovative and at times mischievous films contribute to a radical review of art and its histories beyond nation states or region-specific narratives.

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