Katrien de Blauwer, Beginning (68), 2020 / Courtesy of Les filles du calvaire gallery and Fifty One gallery
ARTPIL / Prescription .133
The Summer's End
ARTPIL / August 2022

The summer’s end is upon us, the respite from a life on pause now rounded out. For many, the pandemic is in the rear view, and wars, now classified, or de/re-classified.

Pack up the beach bags and the picnic baskets. Count the incoming votes, with or without incident. Back to school, return to work, live the new normal….

On this day, August 22, The first Geneva Convention is adopted and signed by 12 nations – its plural form composed of four treaties and various protocols that establish international legal standards for humanitarian treatment in war and define the basic rights of wartime prisoners as well as establishing protections for the wounded and sick, including civilians in and around war-zones (1864).

On this day was born the American poet and writer Dorothy Parker (1893), French composer Claude Debussy (1862), and Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908), one of the founding members of Magnum Photos.

Welcome to the .133rd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

  • Overlaps
    Jun 13 – Jul 20, 2024
    TARQ
    Mumbai, India

    Since opening ten years ago, TARQ has played an important role in increasing inclusivity and collaboration with audiences in Mumbai. A core value of the gallery has always been to appreciate that art is fundamentally for every one of us. Making the gallery space a warm and welcoming one has been a constant touchstone in terms of the programming that we have developed over the years (more…)

  • Emily Ferguson: It Girl.
    Jun 1 – Jul 13, 2024
    Nicodim Gallery
    Los Angeles, USA

    What’s an It Girl? An image of an seraphic figure, glowing almost too bright to be looked at until the flashbulbs recharge and the cameras become visible. Glamoured, the viewer is still seeing spots and rubbing their eyes as the figure stalks out of view, no-one quite sure if she’s real or not, an apparition disappeared. An apparition, by its very nature is uncertain, the intention defined by the person who sees it – The angel becomes a monster if enough people describe it so. (more…)

  • Artadia Awards 2024
    Deadline Nov 1, 2024
    Artadia
    International

    The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the seven active partner cities. Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process (more…)

  • Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning
    Mar 17 – Jul 6, 2024
    MoMA
    New York, USA

    “I didn’t see a major difference between a poem, a sculpture, a film, or a dance,” Joan Jonas has said. For more than five decades, Jonas’s multidisciplinary work has bridged and redefined boundaries between performance, video, drawing, sculpture, and installation. The most comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States, Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning traces the full breadth of her career (more…)

  • Atiéna R. Kilfa: Special Effect
    May 4 – Sep 8, 2024
    Den Frie
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    With Special Effect, Atiéna R. Kilfa presents a new body of works consisting of a short film and two large scale pencil drawings. In continuation of Kilfa’s investigation and restructuring of cinematic archetypes, Special Effect homes in on the nondescript figure of a man sitting at a desk. Shot in black and white, the film eerily evokes a timelessness of the figure by bringing it in resonance with pictorial genres reminiscent of various eras from German Expressionist cinema to the golden age of Hollywood film noir, fast forward to its 4K quality of today. (more…)

  • Ernest Cole: A Lens in Exile
    Jun 13 – Oct 12, 2024
    Autograph
    London, UK

    Offering a rare and reflective insight into the seminal South African photographer Ernest Cole, A Lens in Exile is the first exhibition of his photographs documenting New York City during the height of the civil rights movement in America. Best known for his radical images documenting the violence of apartheid, Cole fled South Africa in 1966 and was officially made stateless in 1968. (more…)

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