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CCaSM Modern and Contemporary – Acadian Dreams

The Directors of CCaSM Modern and Contemporary have announced their first exhibition of 2018 ‘Arcadian Dreams’.

Kindly sponsored by UBS Wealth Management, who after nearly 2 decades of collecting, own one of the most important corporate art collections in the world. One of CCaSM’s Directors Stephen McCoubrey spearheaded the unification of UBS’s collection into a globally managed system. He has curated all of the bank’s public exhibitions between 2007-2016 at institutions such as Tate Modern and Denmark’s Louisiana Museum. Diversity is one of the distinguished hallmarks of UBS’s collection which currently represents artists from 73 countries. CCaSM’s new exhibition reflects this international coverage and top grade standard of work.

The title ‘Arcadian Dreams’ alludes to a sense of the sublime; of utopian perfection. The works shown celebrate the beauty of nature which arises when artists attempt to tame the wild and unpredictable elements of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water; although, to live in harmony with nature is to also submit oneself to nature’s cruelest elements and uncontrollable conditions.

This dichotomy is reflected in the beautiful works which Christopher and Stephen have distilled in almost an alchemic fashion. ‘Arcadian Dreams’ showcases a selection of works by some of the most compelling artists working today including Anish Kapoor, Nissa Nishikawa, Boomoon, Gary Hume, Sue Arrowsmith & Damien Hirst. Works by several established local artists Nick Parlett, Pippa Barrow and Daniel Porter will also be included in the offices and exhibition spaces. 

The Public Preview evening is being held on the 1st March and the show will run until the 20th April all viewings must be made by appointment. Please see the gallery’s website at

CCaSM Modern & Contemporary, Sommerville House, Philips Street, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 4SW /

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