We approach the end of our first six months. Graduating now to the big leagues. Thank you all. Welcome to the .023rd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Jeanne Mammen’s œuvre, with all its fierce fault lines, is a significant reflection of political and aesthetic upheavals of the last century. This retrospective presents 170 works covering 60 years. Retrospective at Berlinische Galerie through January 15, 2018.
Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film is pleased to present Remains to Be Seen, Tomoki Imai’s third solo exhibition at the gallery featuring works from the past three years. Through December 22, 2017.
Lyota Yagi / Sound Sphere
Spanning sculpture, audio/video installation, and performance pieces, the show takes its point of departure from key works in the media arts collection. SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through January 1, 2018.
Mira Schendel / Still Waves of Probability
The exhibition presents works by Lygia Clark, Abraham Palatnik, and over 30 other artists and artistic groups from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, which provide evidence of common interests and intuitions. On view at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw through February 11, 2018.
Galleria Raffaella Cortese is putting on parallel exhibitions in their multiple locations in Milan. The Measures of Memory, Alejandro Cesarco’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, flirts with the possibilities of memory as both the object and instrument of our desires. The exhibition puts in relation different methodologies of documenting, describing, and accounting for the passage of time and the forms used to recall it. Through February 28, 2018 at Galleria Raffaella Cortese / Alessandro Stradella 1.
The mirrored exhibition at Galleria Raffaella Cortese is Kiki Smith’s fourth solo show at the gallery, following her recent participation in the 57th Venice Biennale. In both her sculptures and drawings, the lines are broken and interrupted, highlighting a fragility and dematerialization that remind us of the fleeting nature of the human condition. Through February 28, 2018 at Galleria Raffaella Cortese / Alessandro Stradella 4.
Photo Matthew Hong
This past weekend, Maurizio Amadei, Meo Fusciuni and Dusan Relijn presented a pathway through the scents of a walk in the forest, an art installation and fragrance launch at Cluster Contemporary. Also on view on the other floors, artwork by Tadao Cern, Lithuanian artist at his first Italian solo show. On view at Contemporary Cluster through January 7, 2018.
Some recent Profiles include Lygia Clark, multi-disciplinary artist renown in the Brazilian avant-garde; Tomoki Imai, whose photographic subjects often deal with the environment, both natural and constructed; Kiki Smith and Alejandro Cesarco, participating side by side in exhibitions at Galleria Raffaella Cortese; Ruta Jusionyte, a Lithuanian artist based in Paris; Antoine Mortier, the Belgium abstract expressionist painter; Nina Cuviller and Magdalena Pardo pulled from the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers archives as we prepare to announce the 2018 selections in two weeks.