Brisk evenings, already the Holiday lights, and year end exhibitions which will take us through the season. We can almost hear the carols. Welcome to the .022nd edition of Prescriptions. Here are the tidings of the week in the arts.
This exhibition’s second chapter spans eight decades of German painting and features work by some of the most important and pioneering artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition begins in the 1920s with Max Beckmann, whose work emerges directly from his experiences during the First and Second World Wars. On view at Ben Brown Fine Arts through January 26, 2018.
Rana Hamadeh / Installation view Witte de With
An opera project structured through several evolving iterations, preceded by a study group, the exhibition will be followed by a theatrical production, a publication, and a film. Curated by Defne Ayas and Natasha Hoare, at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art through December 31, 2017.
This solo exhibition presents major new works spanning two years, bringing together drawings, prints, sculpture, tapestries, a kinetic model theatre, as well as a 360° virtual reality film. On view at Goodman Gallery / Cape Town through January 13, 2018.
Lisa Tan / Kunsthall Trondheim
This exhibition contains a series of three films and two installation works which together form a line of thinking and express the artist’s interest in liminality, in-between-ness. On view at Kunsthall Trondheim through December 21, 2017.
Beuys / Directed by Andres Veiel
The documentary on Joseph Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world. Various screening engagements early 2018 including Houston Cinema Arts Society on January 11, 2018 and Film Forum New York on January 17 – 30, 2018.
EMMA presents the painter, print-maker and sculptor Ernst Mether-Borgström as one of the pioneers and key figures of Finnish Modernism and in the context of art life in Espoo. On view at EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, curated by Hanna Mamia-Walther, through January 7, 2018.
Ernst Mether-Borgström, painter, print-maker and sculptor currently on view at EMMA; Lisa Tan, artist/filmmaker exhibiting at Kunsthall Trondheim; Felix Nussbaum with is poignant and sometimes shrill paintings; William Kentridge, with his interdisciplinary work across art, installation, performance and music; and Melissa Breyer, photographer and writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic and The New York Times.
A look back at a few of the past 30 Under 30 Women Photographers as we migrate their archives into our profiles: 2017: Alice Lévêque | 2016: Ana Blagojevic | 2015: Jennifer Emerling | 2014: Agnès Clotis | 2013: Natia Rekhviashvili. Get ready for the 2018 group selections which will be presented here on January 1, 2018.