Be a place of perpetual undulation.
Whether it be in mid-sea
On the dark, green water-wheel,
Or on the beaches,
There must be no cessation
Of motion, or of the noise of motion,
The renewal of noise
And manifold continuation;
And, most, of the motion of thought
And its restless iteration,
In the place of the solitaires,
Which is to be a place of perpetual undulation.
– Wallace Stevens / The Place Of The Solitaires
Let the place of the solitaires be a place of perpetual undulation… Welcome to the .042nd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Taken from Gustav René Hocke’s book about European Mannerism, Die Welt als Labyrinth / The World as a Labyrinth was the title chosen by the Situationists for their project at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Through May 6, 2018 at MAMCO / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Frederic Huska / From the series Location, Los Angeles
MAC International 2018 is now open for submissions. Deadline for applications coming soon with the shortlist of artists announced this summer and an exhibition in the fall. The MAC Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast: Open call for submissions, deadline is April 27, 2018.
Cy Twombly / Coronation of Sesostris
Gagosian is pleased to present Coronation of Sesostris, Cy Twombly’s epic painting that was shown for the first time at Gagosian in 2000. “The past is a springboard for me. . . . Ancient things are new things. Everything lives in the moment, that’s the only time it can live, but its influence can go on forever.” –Cy Twombly. Closes today, April 25, 2018 at Gagosian.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (detail)
Frieze New York 2018 will bring together over 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing some of the world’s most significant artists, along with a series of talks, all in a bespoke structure. Happening at Randall’s Island Park, May 4-6, 2018.
Koen van den Broek (detail)
Koen van den Broek with his architectural background has built a particular visual language based upon the observation of building façades and landscapes that are often neglected or forgotten. Through May 4, 2018 at Gallery Baton.
Tejal Shah / Between The Waves – Animation, 2012
Indian society is profoundly marked by patriarchy. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents an exhibition by six women artists who face this and negotiate this reality both artistically and politically. Opening April 29 and running through October 7, 2018 at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Words: Frank O’Hara / Photo: Clément Pascal
Photographer Pauline Amélie working with black & white film and double exposures; Koen van den Broek whose painted landscapes are exhibited at Gallery Baton; Bharti Kher, participating in the group exhibition, Facing India, at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; and reintroducing Cy Twombly whose masterpiece Coronation of Sesostris has been on view at Gagosian.