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The Contemporary Art Society Opens a Pop-Up Shop in Mayfair, London

The UK arts charity is launching a temporary exhibition space to coincide with London Gallery Weekend

During London Gallery Weekend, the Contemporary Art Society charity is moving into a temporary space on Mount Street in Mayfair — lent by the London collectors Freddy and Muriel Salem — to sell artworks by the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeremy Deller, Gillian Wearing, Gilbert & George and Cerith Wyn Evans.

The organisation has partnered with galleries including Cristea Roberts, greengrassi, White Cube, Maureen Paley, Modern Art, The Modern Institute, Thaddaeus Ropac, Kate MacGarry, Corvi-Mora, The Approach and Hollybush Gardens.

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Gilbert & George, BEARD AID, 2016. Courtesy of Contemporary Art Society and White Cube

Artists will keep their usual cut of sales, while a percentage from their gallery commission will go to the CAS funds which are used to acquire works of art that are then donated to museums and public collections across the UK. Since 1910, the charity has donated over 8,000 artworks – most recently they supported an acquisition of Polish born, London based multidisciplinary artist Goshka Macuga’s large-scale 3D tapestry entitled Make Tofu Not War for Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and a film and a diptych by artist duo Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings for The Box, Plymouth.

Sara Barker, mouth, 2020. Courtesy of Contemporary Art Society and The Approach

The pop-up gallery space will be open until the end of August with a programme of events running throughout the summer. Sponsors of the project include the auction house Christie’s; the art storage and transporter Momart; and the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

The Contemporary Art Society can be found at 16 Mount Street, London W1K 2RH. The space launches on 4 June 2021 and is open every Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 until the end of August 2021. For more information, visit: contemporaryartsociety.org

Featured image: Cerith Wyn Evans, Untitled – Takashimaya Rose (White), 2007. Courtesy of the Contemporary Art Society and White Cube


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