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News 20 Jul 2015 By Team

Contemporary Art Society to Create Unique Immersive Artist Experiences as Fundraising Initiative

The Artist’s Table will be a series of four bespoke artist curated experiences across the year, each hosted by an internationally recognised collector and an artist of their choice.

Christina Mackie, The Judges III (2013), mixed media (detail). Photograph John Hartley, 2013. Commissioned through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2011.
News 9 Jul 2015 By teamcas

Shortlist announced for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2015

Now in its seventh year, the prestigious £40,000 prize is one of the country’s highest value contemporary art awards.

Anne Hardy, TWIN FIELDS (detail), exhibition at The Common Guild, Glasgow, 6 June – 16 August 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley, London. Photographs by Anne Hardy and Angus Mill
Friday Dispatch 26 Jun 2015 By Team

Anne Hardy, fig-2, ICA London and Twin Fields, The Common Guild, Glasgow

The coincidence of two notable solo shows by this London-based artist prompts me to write about Anne Hardy today. If you happened to cross Waterloo bridge last autumn you will have seen part of Hardy’s contribution to the Hayward’s Mirror City exhibition: in addition to an installation inside the gallery, six photographic works were installed as enormous billboards across several of the gallery’s sculpture terraces looking out over the river or on to Waterloo Bridge.

Forma Fantasma Studio, Amsterdam.
News 25 Jun 2015 By teamcas

Postcard from Holland

To: Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery; The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds; Mead Gallery, University of Warwick; Touchstones Rochdale; The McManus, Dundee Art Gallery & Museum…

Ben Rivers, Ah, Liberty!, 2008, 16mm anamorphic / black & white / sound, 20 minutes, edition 2/5. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London
News 23 Jun 2015 By Team

Two Significant Films by Ben Rivers Acquired For Royal Pavilion & Museum, Brighton & Hove, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

‘Ah, Liberty!’ (2008) and ‘Origin of The Species’ (2008) both capture contemplative portraits of individuals living at the margins of society.

Martin Boyce, Now I’ve Got Real Worry, For 129 Fear View Lane, You Are Somewhere Inside, White Disaster, 2000. Cranford Collection, London,  Toby Webster, Glasgow, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin. Photo: Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Gina Folly
Friday Dispatch 19 Jun 2015 By Team

Postcard from Basel

“Drinking from the fire hose” is the expression that springs to mind to describe the sensation of two days spent at Art Basel. It is the grandest of all the art fairs across the world, the quality, range and scale of the work is astounding; and each year the skies over Basel Mulhouse airport darken with the flocks (flights, squadrons?) of private jets bringing in starry collectors.

Image courtesy of Virginia Samper and Blanca Ulloa
Art Consultancy 18 Jun 2015 By teamcas

Anonymous Dancers to take over the Internet for the £5,000 Aspen Online Art Award 2015

The performers’ movements will represent the actions we repeatedly use when we go to visit both online and physical sites

Mikhail Karikis, 'Children of Unquiet', 2013-14, video still 01. Image courtesy of the artist
Friday Dispatch 12 Jun 2015 By teamcas

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015, London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation presents the work of the artists shortlisted for this year’s Daiwa Art Prize; Oliver Beer, Julie Brook and Mikhail Karikis. The winner was announced last night:…

Valeria Napoleone. Photo: Michael Leckie
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Major New Initiative to Support Female Artists in Public Collections Announced

The Contemporary Art Society and Valeria Napoleone, in partnership with Camden Arts Centre, will launch a major new initiative in April 2016, supporting the acquisition of significant works by female…

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk; Installation view, Serpentine Gallery (2 June - 13 September 2015); Image © readsreads.info 2015
Friday Dispatch 5 Jun 2015 By Team

Peter Davies RITES at The Approach & Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Verses After Dusk at The Serpentine Gallery

Just to mix things up a bit I am flagging not one but two shows this week.  Both are painting shows and both have opened in the last few days;…

George Shaw, The Boys All Shout For Tomorrow, 2014, Humbrol enamel on board, 56 x 74.5 x 5 cm. Copyright the Artist, courtesy Wilkinson Gallery, London. Photo: Peter White
Friday Dispatch 29 May 2015 By Team

George Shaw at Wilkinson Gallery, London

It is four years since we have had a chance to see a body of new work by George Shaw.  In 2011 he had an enormous solo show at Baltic…

X, installation view, 2015, Herald St, London. Image courtesy Herald St, London
Friday Dispatch 15 May 2015 By teamcas

X, curated by Sarah McCrory, at Herald St, London

Markus Amm, Josh Brand, Alexandra Bircken, Pablo Bronstein, Peter Coffin, Matt Connors, Matthew Darbyshire , Michael Dean, Ida Ekblad, Annette Kelm, Scott King, Cary Kwok, Christina Mackie, Djordje Ozbolt, Matt…

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