Americans prepare for today’s total solar eclipse whose shadow’s path will eerily trace the Union-Confederate fault line (almost) after a week of heightened racial tension in cities across the nation. Barcelona suffered a terrorist attack, followed by labor protests which shut down 8 of the leading art institutions including MACBA and the Historical Archive. Strange Days…. Welcome to the .007th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Gazebook, Sicily’s Photobook Festival with a mission to promote photography and the photo book form, is back for its third edition, September 8-10 / Punta Secca.
An inspiring collaboration between two entirely different artistic practices, resulting in something unique: Photographer Michelangelo Di Battista and Artist Tina Berning. On view through August 27 at Fotografiska.
Selections presents a wide range of images hand-picked by Alex Webb while giving a unique opportunity to gaze into diversity of almost 30 years of artist’s creative output. On view at the Leica Gallery in Warsaw through August 20th.
In honor of Chicago’s Musuem of Contemporary Art’s 50th anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a major three-part exhibition drawn from the MCA’s significant collection of 20th and 21st century art. Opens August 19 – April 1, 2018 / Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Deconstructing the West Wing
This past week America has seen the growing tension of a nation that has not moved any closer to being unified since the entry of the new administration. 16 prominent members of the Committee on the Arts and the Humanities submitted an open letter of resignation to protest Trumps’s response to the recent Charlottesville clash.
The Design Museum’s shortlist is out for the 10th annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition, providing a snapshot of the very best in innovative and contemporary design of 2017. The exhibition will bring together over 60 global projects across six categories. October 18, 2017 – January 28, 2018.
Some notable profiles include Diane Arbus with her photography, frank and unadorned; Matthew Dibble’s paintings spanning several series, and Rochelle Summerfield’s collage work which will be included in the upcoming Sydney Contemporary.