2015

Jacob Epstein with Torso in Metal from Rock Drill, unknown photographer, c.1952, Epstein Archive, The New Art Gallery Walsall
CAS Recommends 1 Sep 2015 By CAS Team

September 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries will be showing in three different venues across Nottingham before touring to London this year, with the Nottingham Castle Open on at the same time showing work from midlands-based artists. From there it is a short hop to see the brilliant Sir Terry Frost at Leamington Spa or artists including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Maurizio Cattelan and Marcel Duchamp in a series of exhibitions across Sheffield.

Image courtesy of Vestra Wealth
News 28 Aug 2015 By CAS Team

Vestra Private Office Becomes A Corporate Patron of the Contemporary Art Society

The Contemporary Art Society is proud to announce that Vestra Private Office has become our second Corporate Patron, helping us to ensure that significant works of contemporary art continue to enter…

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News 24 Aug 2015 By CAS Team

Ten Etchings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Acquired for The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Yiadom-Boakye’s edition of ten hard ground etchings was made to accompany her acclaimed exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery this summer and depict single black male figures wearing the ruff of feathers that has become a familiar motif in her work.

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News 18 Aug 2015 By CAS Team

The Manchester Contemporary

Private View – Thursday 24 September 2015, 17.30-21.00 Join us for free at the private view of the 6th edition of The Manchester Contemporary, a unique chance to meet with…

Natalie Dower, Countervail, Installation View, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1992. Photo: Elizabeth Chaplin
News 7 Aug 2015 By CAS Team

Natalie Dower’s ‘Red Flyer’ (1989) is Reunited with Mead Gallery, Warwick

Last year, the Contemporary Art Society acquired a significant work by Natalie Dower for the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection. The founding collection of the University of Warwick was a group of…

Image courtesy of Momart
News 20 Jul 2015 By CAS Team

Momart Becomes the Inaugural Corporate Patron of the Contemporary Art Society

The Contemporary Art Society is proud to announce that Momart have become our inaugural Corporate Patron, helping us to ensure that significant works of contemporary art continue to enter public…

The Artist's Table
News By CAS 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 CAS Team

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 CAS 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 CAS Team

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 CAS 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 CAS 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.

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