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Sarah Lucas, Tit-Cat Eames Chair, 2015 Bronze, concrete. Courtesy Flat Time House, 2021. Documentation: Plastiques Photography.
Friday Dispatch 18 Jun 2021 By Christine Takengny

ANTS AND GRASSHOPPERS: reflections on the anxious object at Flat Time House, London

This show can also be seen as both a homage to the pioneers of conceptual and concrete art and as a Gesamtkunstwerk, providing a space for open-ended associations and unforeseen thoughts.

Installation view of Walter Price, Pearl Lines, 2021. Image: Rob Harris
Friday Dispatch 11 Jun 2021 By Caroline Douglas

Walter Price: Pearl Lines at Camden Art Centre, London

All the works here are dated 2020, made during the lockdowns of last year, when the artist chose to work only with the materials he had in his studio at the time.

Madelynn Green, The Kitchen, 2018. Courtesy the artist
Friday Dispatch 28 May 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

homeplace at V.O Curations, London

Homeplace embodies the framework of Black domesticity as a starting point, but extends to a multivocal lens over the diversity of Artists and perspectives in the exhibition.

Goshka Macuga, Make Tofu Not War, 2018. Presented to Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery with support from the Art Fund, Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Contemporary Art Society, 2019/20
Recent Acquisitions 26 May 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS supports the donation of a provocative 3D tapestry by Goshka Macuga to Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

‘Make Tofu Not War’ is rich in layered narratives, associations and references, from environmental catastrophe to debates on personhood.

Olafur Eliasson, The forked forest path, 1998. Donated to Towner Eastbourne through the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme with Lottery funding from Arts Council England, 2004. Photo: Antony Carr
CAS Recommends By Marcus Crofton

June 2021

Lots of art donated by the CAS are on display in museums across the UK this month, including important works by Olafur Eliasson and John Akomfrah

Shara Hughes, Hard Hats, 2021. Image courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias
Friday Dispatch 21 May 2021 By Christine Takengny

Shara Hughes at the Garden Museum, London, in partnership with Pilar Corrias

In this quiet space Hughes’s monumental painting invite us to confront ourselves with our own feelings and solace in nature in these unpredictable times.

Alberta Whittle, Palaver, 2019 Mixed media with cowrie shells, bronze tongue, cow jaw bones and hoodie, Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Copperfield.
Friday Dispatch 14 May 2021 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Here Be Dragons, a Reprise at Copperfield, London

The title of the show refers to the medieval practice of depicting dragons on unfamiliar areas of maps, as a reference to perspective bias and the need to unlearn colonial attitudes

Felix De Clercq: Jusqu‘au Rhin, installation view. Photographer: Marcus J. Leith, courtesy of greengrassi, London
Friday Dispatch 7 May 2021 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Jennifer Steinkamp | Stefano Arienti | Felix De Clercq at greengrassi, London

There are three artists presented in greengrassi’s latest exhibition, all working in very different ways but brought together by their subject matter: the natural world.

Alice Channer, ‘Biolith’, 2021. © Stephen White & Co. Courtesy the artist and Large Glass, London
Friday Dispatch 29 Apr 2021 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Alice Channer: Megaflora at Large Glass, London

Alice Channer’s new exhibition Megaflora shows sculptures that revel in the complexities and processes of the natural world

Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan, ‘They will flee like chaff scattered by the wind or like dust whirling before a storm’, 2020 (detail). Presented to The Box, Plymouth by the Contemporary Art Society with the support of The Box, 2020/21
Recent Acquisitions 28 Apr 2021 By Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi

The CAS donates a film and work on paper by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings to The Box, Plymouth

The artists are a multidisciplinary artist duo, interrogating the iconography of queer culture through sound, moving image, live events and, incredibly skilful drawings.

Ufuoma Essi, Bodies in Dissent, 2020 (film still). © Ufuoma Essi, courtesy Lisson Gallery
Friday Dispatch 23 Apr 2021 By Caroline Douglas

An Infinity of Traces at Lisson Gallery, London

What a sense of euphoria, to be able to go out to a gallery and see a new show. This exhibition curated by Ekow Eshun provides a platform for artists who speak to the concerns that have dominated discourse in the art world since last summer.

Skin from Skunk Anansie wearing a CHOOSE ART t-shirt. New York, March 2021
CAS News 19 Apr 2021 By CAS Team

CHOOSE ART Campaign raises over £200,000 to support artists and museums during the Covid-19 pandemic

The CHOOSE ART campaign will ensure that when museums across the UK reopen, they are able to reach out to their communities through new acquisitions, playing a vital role in civic healing and mental wellbeing as well as bringing new life to high streets.

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