Counting down the days until the end of summer, we’re still not in the clear. Major floods still not drained, and wildfires still not contained as new hurricanes approach. Meanwhile on the political front, Brexit still can’t find its way well after two years; The Catholic church confronted once again with greatly disconcerting revelations in their order; South Africa seeking to suture some old wounds; and in the U.S., Trump’s campaign manager along with his lawyer / personal fixer both found guilty on over a dozen counts of fraud and felony in the backdrop of rising discord in the White House and a scrambling President. No more protection for the Don.
Here is our look back on the week in the arts.
Henry Wessel’s diverse oeuvre is shaped significantly by his interest in the American living environment, and his visual language allows for the idiosyncrasies and humor found in everyday life. On display at Galerie Thomas Zander through August 25, 2018.
Alejandra Cardenas Palacios
Announcing the call for entries for the 10th annual 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. The 2019 group will round out 10 years and 300 photographers who will have joined with well over a million visits. Open call for submissions. No entry fee. Deadline November 30, 2018.
Much of human activity is spent either glorifying or mastering our natural surroundings. This exhibition combines the work of Robert Burley, Dana Fritz, Geoffrey James, and Jamey Stillings, whose projects explore a particular connection with nature. Through September 8, 2018 at Stephen Bulger Gallery.
“For me, iron and coal are materials which reflect most profoundly the world of the Industrial Revolution and, with it, the foundations of our present culture.” –Jannis Kounellis. On view at Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst / MKM through October 28, 2018.
Paulo Nazareth Banderas
Images define the reality of our daily lives. With the theme “Extreme” the photo triennial RAY 2018 accounts for this power of the image with a multitude of international artists’ positions. Through September 9, 2018 at MMK Frankfurt.
In his documentary work, Alfred Seiland deals with cultural landscapes, developing his own independent aesthetic, always meticulously composed in terms of colors and lighting, using an analog camera. On view through October 7, 2018 at Albertina Museum.
Jannis Kounellis, in whose honor MKM Museum Küppersmühle has mounted a homage, Art & Coal; Alfred Seiland whose Retrospective is on view at Albertina; Cao Fei, taking part in the RAY 2018 triennial, Extreme. Nomads at MMK Frankfurt; Geoffrey James, among the photographers represented in Land Use at Stephen Bulger Gallery; Henry Wessel whose black & white Still Photographs are on view at Galerie Thomas Zander.
…And reintroducing the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers of 2018 who will soon be exhibiting in Paris this fall: Ekaterina Anchevskaya | Solène Ballesta | Anna Bardaka | Sarah Blesener | Angélique Boissière | Catherine Canac-Marquis | Oyku Canli | Julia de Cooker | Weronika Cyganik | Tania Franco Klein | Audrey Gagnaire | Maria Gutu | Emma Howells | Christina Kougioumtsidou | Ksenia Kuleshova | Maéva Lecoq | Maria Mavropoulou | Tamara Merino | Brittainy Newman | Stefania Orfanidou | Katia Repina | Sara Rinaldi | Flavia Rossi | Ranita Roy | Valentina de Santis | Gaia Squarci | Kamila Stepien | Kasia Strek | Margaux Tillier | Meg Vogel.