Welcome to the .066th edition of Prescriptions. A devastating tropical cyclone strikes the eastern coast of the U.S. and Central America leaving a trail of devastation while the U.S. President rallies for mid-terms and meets with White House advisor Kim Kardashian’s husband. Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations Ambassador after overseeing the U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) – The White House undoubtedly forming their own Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization headed by Betsy DeVos, Andrew R. Wheeler, and Kanye West, respectively. Several prominent Israeli politicians rebuke the marriage of an Arab/Jewish celebrity couple in the backdrop of conflict resurgence in Gaza. And, a Russian official is in trouble after his wife’s filming of a music video involving much twerking in the middle of traffic. Here is our look back on the week in the arts.
Jose Maria Mellado
“For me, it was the fascination for beauty that lies in the temporary and imperfection. And the strange sense of affinity that I had from the first moment.” –José Maria Mellado. On view through October 27, 2018 at Galerie Boisserée.
Elizaveta Porodina focuses on the unbridgeable distance that separates her from her fellow human beings and foregrounds methods of disguise with portraits tinged with inner turmoil and dark foreshadowings. At Münchner Stadtmuseum through January 20, 2019.
Raoul De Keyser
On the basis of paintings, watercolors and drawings, S.M.A.K. presents the first posthumous survey of Raoul De Keyser, viewed as the discrete master among the Belgian painters of the last 50 years. Through January 27, 2019 at S.M.A.K.
Kosmos brings together new sculptural commissions of Eva Rothschild with recent work spanning the last decade that draw the mind into spaces where power, ritual, the architectural and the existential intersect. On view at ACCA through November 25, 2018.
Alejandro Aravena, ELEMENTAL / Photo Nina Videc
This series featuring ELEMENTAL headed by Alejandro Aravena focuses on a new generation of trendsetters who demonstrate a paradigm shift: from the prestige projects of star architects to today’s more sustainable and socially aware architecture. Through February 28, 2019 at Louisiana.
This is about people, not production lines; farms not factories. This is about a farming system that regenerates the Earth and does not cost the planet, and the photographers who capture it, including Tanya Habjouqa, Martin Parr, and Rena Effendi among nearly 50 others. Launching at Bargehouse Gallery, through October 21, 2018 and continuing to other venues.
Elizaveta Porodina, exhibiting photographic works, Smoke & Mirrors, at Münchner Stadtmuseum; Alejandro Aravena, heading ELEMENTAL, featured as part of the The Architect’s Studio series at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Eva Rothschild showing installation works, Kosmos, at ACCA; Jose Maria Mellado with images of Cuba. The Other Side of the Mirror at Galerie Boisserée; Raoul De Keyser with his posthumous survey .oeuvre on view at S.M.A.K.; and Tanya Habjouqa, Martin Parr, and Rena Effendi among nearly fifty photographers participating in We Feed the World.