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Elizabeth Price, A Restoration (film still), 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
News 24 Feb 2016 By Marcus Crofton

CAS Annual Award Winner Elizabeth Price’s new work to open at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Price won the CAS Annual Award in 2013 and has created a two-screen digital video in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, in partnership with the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, where she teaches.

Channa Horwitz , 'Time Structure Composition III, Sonakinatography I', 1970, Casein paint on graph paper. Courtesy Estate of Channa Horwitz. Photo by Timo Ohler
Friday Dispatch 8 Apr 2016 By teamcas

Channa Horwitz at Raven Row, London

For anyone who may have come across her work for the first time at the 2013 Venice Biennale, or last year at the Tinguely Museum in Basel as part of Haroon Mirza’s collaborative exhibition, this is at last an opportunity to grasp Horowitz’ project in greater depth.

Dan Flavin, “monument” for V. Tatlin (1966) Cool white fluorescent light. 10 ft. (305 cm) high © 2016 Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London.
CAS Recommends 31 Mar 2016 By teamcas

April 2016

If you missed Prem Sahib’s acclaimed exhibition at the ICA last year the Grand Union gallery in Birmingham is opening a solo show by the artist this month. Birmingham also sees one of the great American minimalists of the Twentieth century come to Ikon Gallery – Dan Flavin.

Detail. Miriam Austin, Prosthetics for Hostile Contexts (Delphinium), 2015.Dimensions variable. Platinum silicone, dried Delphinium, silk thread. Courtesy Oskar Proctor
Artist to Watch By teamcas

Miriam Austin

Austin creates stunning sculptural objects that possess an enchanting and impending presence, whilst also retaining a peaceful quality in their idle state.

Pupils from Avenue Primary School in Newham with Lanny Walker of the Contemporary Art Society
Art Consultancy 30 Mar 2016 By teamcas

Aspen Art Collection opens up

CAS Consultancy hosted the annual Place to Be and Aspen Art Day, which engages school children with the art collection held at their Fenchurch Street offices.

Sarah Lucas, YOKO, 2015. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ London. Photo by Julian Simmons
CAS Recommends 25 Feb 2016 By teamcas

March 2016

Sculptures from Sarah Lucas’ extraordinary show at the 56th Venice Biennale will be brought to the Soane Museum this month, the custard yellow of the drawing room having inspired the artist’s scheme at the British Pavilion.

The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) 16mm film and video installation, five parts, various durations looped; and mixed media. Image courtesy of Yuki Yamamoto and Kate MacGarry, London.
CAS Recommends 9 Feb 2016 By teamcas

February 2016

It’s the North of England with the most exciting openings this month: Nathaniel Mellors debuts his Contemporary Art Society commissioned film in Preston, Ben Rivers shows in Manchester, KAWS at the YSP and Martin Parr in Wakefield.

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, 2016.
News 8 Jan 2016 By teamcas

Hito Steyerl film acquired for GoMA, the first work by the artist to enter a UK Collection

Abstract (2012) commemorates a childhood friend of Steyerl’s who became a revolutionary and was killed in the Kurdish region of Turkey in 1998 when fighting for the PKK.

Rose Wylie, 'Pink Table Cloth (Close-up) (Film Notes)', 2013, Oil on Canvas 207 x 330 cm. Image courtesy the artist and UNION Gallery
CAS Recommends 4 Jan 2016 By teamcas

January 2016

The event of the month in London is Condo, where 24 international and UK galleries will be showing in spaces across London. But if you are heading to Margate be sure to catch Rose Wylie at the Turner Contemporary, her superficially naive works reveal under closer inspection a complex wealth of imagery and style.

News 11 Dec 2015 By teamcas

Contemporary British Masterpieces for our Collections: A New Scheme to Acquire Great Works

The Great Works scheme, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, aims to address the absence in museums across the UK of works by British contemporary artists who have established international reputations over the last 20 years.

Michael Craig-Martin, 'Untitled (light bulb)', 2014, acrylic on aluminium, 300 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery.
CAS Recommends 1 Dec 2015 By teamcas

December 2015

Catch the Turner Prize in Glasgow with shortlisted artist Janice Kerbel, whose work we have just purchased for Bury Art Museum. In London, the Serpentine Gallery is holding Michael Craig Martin’s first solo exhibition in the capital since 1989.

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