ARTPIL / Prescription .031
Irony, Tragedy, and scandal

 

Well into the new year now, there’s no rewinding. Irony, Tragedy, and Scandal already neck and neck for their photo finish Olympic ranking medals… Welcome to the .031st edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Nobuyoshi Araki

New Beginnings

Reflex Gallery presents New Beginnings, a collective exhibition with works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Donald Baechler, Roger Ballen, Harland Miller, Joel Morrison and Iris Schomaker. Through February 17, 2018 at Reflex Gallery Amsterdam.

 

Danh Vo

Danh Vo / Take My Breath Away

The first comprehensive survey in the U.S. of work by Danh Vo will fill the ramps of the Guggenheim’s rotunda, offering an illuminating overview of Vo’s production from the past 15 years. February 9 – May 9, 2018 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

 

Ekaterina Anchevskaya

Forgiving

Forgiving is an ongoing documentary by Ekaterina Anchevskaya about people who left the world to start a new life in a monastery. This place is a salvation for many who came to seek help in times of hopelessness.

 

Jens Fänge

The Dreams / Jens Fänge

Jens Fänge will introduce the spring with the largest ever exhibition of his work, Drömmarna (The Dreams), which will include certain new pieces created specifically for Bonniers Konsthall. Through April 1, 2018 at Bonniers Konsthall.

 

Mikhail Karikis

Artists’ Film International

Artists’ Film International is a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world with 18 international participating partner venues throughout the following months, including Istanbul Modern, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Bonniers Konsthall, and its founding organization, Whitechapel Gallery. Various dates / Spring 2018.

 

Amy Sillman

Amy Sillman: Mostly Drawing

Comprised primarily of works on paper incorporating silkscreened, painted, and drawn elements, this exhibit continues Amy Sillman’s decades-long examination of the underpinnings Drawing itself. Through March 3, 2018 at Gladstone Gallery / Gladstone 64.

 

Iris Schomaker

Recent Profiles

Amy Sillman’s silkscreened, painted, and drawn elements on view at  Gladstone GalleryJens Fänge, a new sort of surrealism from the Sweden artist currently on view at Bonniers Konsthall; Reintroducing Ekaterina Anchevskaya, one of this year’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers and now contributor, presenting her compelling documentary photo series of the life in a monastery, ForgivingDanh Vo, Vietnam born Danish artist currently exhibiting at the Guggenheim, New York; and Iris Schomaker with her large scale paintings as part of a group exhibit at Reflex Gallery Amsterdam.

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