Photo by Stuart Whipps. Courtesy of Wolverhapton Council and artist Caroline Walker.
Friday Dispatch 11 Feb 2022 By CAS Team

British Art Show 9 Wolverhampton

The British Art Show is held every five years in four different cities in the UK, to “celebrate the vitality of recent art made in Britain”. This year BAS9 started in Aberdeen in the autumn, arrived recently in Wolverhampton and will then travel further to Manchester and Plymouth.

Mike Nelson, The Book of Spells, (a speculative fiction), 2022, detail. Courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 4 Feb 2022 By Caroline Douglas

Mike Nelson: The Book of Spells (a speculative fiction) at Matt’s Gallery, London

The Book of Spells transports the viewer back and forth in time as well as geographies: like spirits circling the earth, it is impossible not to conjure up memories of places we have visited, all the while revisiting the ghosts of our earlier selves.

Glenn Brown. Photo: Edgar Laguinia
CAS News 1 Feb 2022 By Marcus Crofton

Internationally renowned artist Glenn Brown to host unique fundraising event for the Contemporary Art Society

A special seated dinner with the artist will be catered by up-and-coming chef Blo Deady

Minerva Cuevas in front of her work 'The Enterprise', 2021. Styrofoam, MDF, wall paint. Copyright: the artist, photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln/Marc Weber
Friday Dispatch 28 Jan 2022 By Christine Takengny

Minerva Cuevas: The Enterprise at Museum Ludwig, Cologne

This work is a logical continuation of the themes and approaches that Cuevas has engaged with over the past two decades.

Alberta Whittle, Mammmmmmmmywata Presents Life Solutions International, 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Copperfield Gallery
Recent Acquisitions 25 Jan 2022 By CAS Team

The CAS acquires video and digital collages by Alberta Whittle for The Atkinson in Southport

Whittle will represent Scotland at the 59th Biennale di Venezia in 2022 and her work aims to unsettle people from their positions of privilege and passivity to elicit collective care and compassion.

Ai Weiwei, Han Dynasty Urn With Coca-Cola Logo, 2014. Courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio.
CAS Recommends By CAS Team

February 2022

At Kettle’s Yard in Ai Wei Wei will be showing his own work alongside Chinese antiquities, exploring notions of truth, authenticity and value

‘Skate the Strand’ with VANS (Strand Aldwych, Summer 2021 – courtesy North Bank BID) – looking east to St Mary le Strand
CAS News 24 Jan 2022 By CAS Team

CASC Senior Art Producer Megan O’Shea to take part in Future Cities Forum

The forum will look at the importance of the public realm at London Wall West, not only in consideration of biodiversity and sustainability concerns but also how it can harness culture and creative activation for the local community and a wider public audience.

John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, KG
CAS News By Tania Adams

John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, KG (1927-2022)

Sainsbury was a keen art collector and an influential advocate for the Contemporary Art Society, making a significant contribution to the organisation personally as well as through Sainsbury’s.

Donna Huddleston, Brighter, 2021. Caran d'ache on paper. Image courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London.  © Donna Huddleston. Photo: Ben Westoby.
Friday Dispatch 21 Jan 2022 By Caroline Douglas

Donna Huddleston: In Person at Simon Lee Gallery

For those who have yet to encounter the work of Donna Huddleston, her first show with Simon Lee Gallery in Mayfair is the perfect introduction.

Installation view. Image courtesy of Belmacz.
Friday Dispatch 14 Jan 2022 By CAS Team

‘BEUYS OPEN SOURCE’ at Belmacz, London

As Beuys symbolised a generation’s hope for a different society, the artists in the exhibition stand for a renewal of the power structures in society, and a call to rethink the art world they operate in.

Paula Rego, Young Predators (from Girl and Dog series), 1987. Courtesy Paula Rego and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London ©️ Paula Rego
CAS Recommends 22 Dec 2021 By Marcus Crofton

January 2022

Following on from her Tate retrospective, Rego returns to Arnolfini in Bristol nearly 40 after her first exhibition there with an exhibition exploring on her print making.

Caryl Hubbard CBE, Image courtesy the Holburne Museum, Bath
CAS News 20 Dec 2021 By Tania Adams

Caryl Hubbard CBE, 1933-2021

Awarded a CBE for her services to the arts, Hubbard first joined the CAS in 1972, serving as Chair between 1982 and 1988.

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