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Guns, thoughts and prayers

 

Israel and Gaza are seeing a resurgence of conflict, the highest since 2014; Former anti-apartheid activist Cyril Ramaphosa is voted in as President of South Africa by the National Assembly after Zuma’s resignation following scandals; The U.S. faced another tragic school shooting, this time in Florida (again) tolling 17 lives, mostly children, while political leaders and lawmakers backpedal (once again) with their “thoughts and prayers” into the arms of the gun lobbyists who pull their strings. Magnanimity would never wish this kind of tragedy upon the children of those in charge; if only those in charge could step out of their self interests and in turn not will this upon the others. Meanwhile, the Winter Olympics enter their second week and metals are awarded.

Welcome to the .032nd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Miki Leal

ARCO Madrid / 2018

ARCO Madrid is back for the 37Th International Contemporary Art Show bringing together galleries from 29 countries with programming which includes special exhibits and dialogues. ARCO Madrid 37th Edition, IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, February 21-26, 2018.

 

Shreyas Karle

Unnecessary Alcove / Shreyas Karle

“The objects in themselves as the residue of the scratched surfaces hold no entity if they do not occupy space. When one walks the length of the wall one tends to fall into the alcove.” –Shreyas Karle. Through March 3, 2018 at Project 88.

 

Mel Bochner

The Armory Show / 24th Edition

The Armory Show, New York’s premier art fair and a leading destination for discovering and collecting art presents its 24th Edition bringing together over 200 international exhibitors, including many of the usual suspects, Goodman GalleryAxel Vervoordt Gallery, and Gagosian Gallery, et al. March 7–11, 2018, Piers 92 & 94, New York.

 

Jasper Johns

Something Resembling Truth / Jasper Johns

Organized with the Royal Academy of Arts in London, this exhibition of Jasper Johns with loans from numerous collections features over 120 of the artists’ most significant paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Through May 13, 2018 at The Broad, Los Angeles.

 

Philippe Malouin

Design Awards 2018 / Wallpaper*

The wait is over. Glittering gongs have been pinned on the past year’s world rockingest people, places, and things as Wallpaper* announces the best in class for the Design Awards 2018. Among the winners include designer Philippe Malouin, public building Zeitz MOCAA, and restaurant Maison du Danemark, Paris.

 

Albert Oehlen / Taschen

New Strategies in Painting / Albert Oehlen

The paintings of Albert Oehlen live by audacious strategies, by questioning the image and the rules of abstraction, and by an openness and beauty often reached through the unlikeliest of means. A complete survey of the artist’s work, now out on Taschen.

 

Marco Giusfredi

RECENT PROFILES

Philippe Malouin, Wallpaper’s Designer of the Year graces us with his profile and designs; Aurélia Frey’s photography with particular literary and artistic inspirations;  Albert Oehlen, a giant among German contemporaries, just published a monster survey with Taschen;  Jasper Johns, whose over 120 pieces are currently on view with Something Resembling Truth at The Broad; the witty and infectious street photography of Marco Giusfredi; and reintroducing Solène Ballesta and Orianne O from the archives of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers.

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