Last week we took a knee for a moment of silence in light of recent worldly affairs. This week we return dizzy by the fall offerings back in the cultural sphere. Welcome to the .014th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Rosalind Nashashibi / Electrical Gaza (video still)
The shortlist is out for the Turner Prize, awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain for an outstanding work. On view at Ferens Art Gallery through Jan 7, 2018.
This exhibit commences with what is known as the first press photograph in Australia and unfurls through history connecting the line of still and moving images, through visual, conceptual, temporal, material or circumstantial links. At the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne through Nov 11, 2017.
Ai Weiwei / film still
This documentary by Ai Weiwei comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit posing questions that will define this century. Pending release.
On the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect examines the American master’s 75-year career and offers unexpected perspectives on his art and legacy. Opens October 19, 2017 at the Seattle Art Museum.
© Art Market Budapest
The international art fair established in 2011 presents a unique artistic composition in one of the most exciting exhibition halls in Europe helping to define the Young Europe of the arts in the old city. Closes October 15, 2017.
Otto Dix / Le Corbusier / Ekaterina Anchevskaya
Highlighting some recent profiles: documentary photographer and filmmaker Ekaterina Anchevskaya with works captured from Turkey and the Black Sea; the legendary Otto Dix and his beautiful and often shrill paintings; and on the occasion of his would-be 130th birthday last week, Le Corbusier.