Feeling the chill of mid November’s coastal winds with bivouac offices now along the seaside, here is our take on what has happened, is happening now, and what will continue to happen. Indeed, still we persist. Welcome to the .018th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
William Forsythe / Photo Thomas Lannes
At a time when the art world is embracing choreography in all its forms, Gagosian is pleased to announce the fall presentation of William Forsythe’s Choreographic Objects. Through December 22, 2017 / Gagosian Le Bourget, Paris
© Photo Vogue Festival
The second edition of the Photo Vogue Festival will open in Milan engaging the entire city with talks, photography-related initiatives and exhibitions including William Klein at 29 Arts in Progress Gallery, Sebastião Salgado at Forma Meravigli, Paolo Roversi at Galleria Carla Sozzani. November 16-19, 2017 / Milan.
After his monumental landscape exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in 2012, David Hockney returns with a series of portraits (and 1 still life) of invited sitters from all areas of his life into his studio. His subjects—all friends, family, and acquaintances—include office staff, fellow artists, curators, and gallerists. Through February 25, 2018, Guggenheim, Bilbao.
© The Salon Art + Design
The Salon Art + Design welcomes the world’s finest galleries exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary furniture, groundbreaking design and late 19th through 21st century art. Events include Design Conversations, Tours, and Pop-up with Taschen. November 9-13, 2017 / Park Avenue Armory, New York.
Denis Dailleux / George Selley
Paris Photo, the leading international fair dedicated to photography, will hold its 21st edition at the Grand Palais, ambitious and original with 190 exhibitors from 30 countries. Paris Photo 2017 / Grand Palais, Paris. Closes today, November 12,2017.
An intense first book, rich with suggestive photos, Nerina Toci explores her own image which becomes the subject of her pictures. Photography is a pretext for investigating inside herself. Preface by Letizia Battaglia. Out on Navarra Editore.
A photo series by Laure d’Utruy, one of this year’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, exploring dualities in the aspects of the Iranian society: between tradition and modernity, religion and desire of emancipation, the confrontation of western and eastern cultures.
Some recent profile highlights include artist Joel Werring, exploring the past and its attendant memories; Arianna De Nicola, focusing on emotional perception where the absence of color predominates; Weronika Cyganik, early candidate for 2018’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers with her analogue observations of the world that speaks to us by random objects and details; Paolo Roversi and his striking, intimate portraiture through classical visual language, and a key figure in this year’s Photo Vogue Festival in Milan.