Valerian Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society

Aliza Nisenbaum, 'Susan, Aarti, Keerthana and Princess, Sunday in Brooklyn', 2018. Image courtesy the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow
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Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society (VN XX CAS) is a joint initiative of philanthropist Valeria Napoleone and the Contemporary Art Society. The purpose of the initiative is to support the acquisition of significant works by female artists for Contemporary Art Society Museum Members.

VN XX CAS acts as a focal point for debate on gender inequality in the arts. It intends to provoke an examination of collecting practice and the wider effect beyond the acquisition of the awarded work.

The initiative is open to all Contemporary Art Society Museum Members, and the successful applicant will make a strong case for addressing the representation of female artists within their existing collections. Deadline for applications is 27 May, 10.00am.

The successful museum will undertake a period of research supported by the Contemporary Art Society and Valeria Napoleone.

Museum Members considering applying to VN XX CAS are advised to arrange to speak personally with the curatorial staff at the Contemporary Art Society before submitting an expression of interest. More detailed application guidelines will be provided at this point.

To set up an appointment for a conversation with a member of Contemporary Art Society’s curatorial staff please contact Christine Takengny, Senior Curator, Museums Acquisitions, at christine@contemporaryartsociety.org

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Aliza Nisenbaum, ‘Susan, Aarti, Keerthana and Princess, Sunday in Brooklyn’, 2018. Image courtesy the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow

Previous VN XX CAS Acquisitions

Read about the 2019/20 VN XX CAS initiative with The Hunterian Museum and artist Alexandra Bircken.

Read about the 2019/20 VN XX CAS initiative with Brighton Art Gallery and artist Mary Kelly.

Read about the 2018/19 VN XX CAS initiative with Manchester Art Gallery and artist Berni Searle.

Read about the 2017/18 VN XX CAS initiative with Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and artist Aliza Nisenbaum.

Read about the 2016/17 VN XX CAS initiative with Leeds Art Gallery and artist Martine Syms.

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