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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.

Elizabeth Price, 'A RESTORATION', 2016, two screen HD video installation, 18:36 min. Courtesy of the artist and MOT International, London & Brussels. Made in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, commissioned as part of the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums. Produced in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and The Ruskin School of Art
Friday Dispatch 18 Mar 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Elizabeth Price, A RESTORATION, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Elizabeth Price’s unique way of addressing her subject renders it intellectually thrilling, as well as physically exhilarating to experience

Mark Wallinger, ID, installation view, Hauser & Wirth London, 2016. Photo: Ken Adlard. © Mark Wallinger. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Friday Dispatch 11 Mar 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Mark Wallinger, ID, at Hauser & Wirth, London

Wallinger’s genius is to take the seemingly banal and use it to jerk us out of the everyday towards a more acute understanding of where we stand, in the great scheme of things. That he does this with such humour and lightness of touch is what makes the work so enormously rewarding

Steven Claydon, The Gilded Bough, installation view, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2016. © the artist, image courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photograph: Todd White, London.
Friday Dispatch 4 Mar 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Steven Claydon, The Gilded Bough, at Sadie Coles HQ, London

Steven Claydon’s new show at Sadie Coles, his second with the gallery, is the product of two years’ work. In the period since his last show here in 2012 he has shown in Los Angeles, Munich, Milan, Geneva and Bergen.

Hito Steyerl, Duty-Free Art, installation view, Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Image courtesy Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Friday Dispatch 26 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Hito Steyerl, Duty-Free Art, at Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Hito Steyerl’s current exhibition in Madrid offers the most comprehensive view to date of the work of an artist with arguably the sharpest analysis of our particular moment in history.

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.

John Piper, Dead Resort Kemptown, Brighton, East Sussex, 1939, oil on Canvas, 45.7 x 55.8 cm. Donated to Leeds Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society in 1941.
CAS News By Elea Himmelsbach

Retracing our steps: Creating a database of works

The Contemporary Art Society has been undertaking a major research project in which it has been digitising its rich history of acquisitions, bequests and gifts.

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