The start of summer is slowly upon us. Festivals are gearing to gather. Warm weather and sunlight. Longer days. We leave behind the off season seaside beach house in Italy and head into southern France before making our way up to Paris. Welcome to the .043rd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Sony World Photography Awards
The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world, now in its 12th year showcasing some of the best contemporary photography worldwide. Exhibition through May 6, 2018 at Somerset House.
William Cordova / Now’s the Time
The first extensive museum survey of cultural practitioner William Cordova presents a selection of works embodying the themes that have inspired his work: transmission, alchemy, and transcendence. On view through October 7, 2018 at PAMM / Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Jacques Olivar: Another Day in Paradise
A selection of images from an exceptional journey of 30 years of photography intertwining with art without borders: the suggestive work of Jacques Olivar is a pure example of this movement. At Photo House through June 9, 2018.
Martha Jungwirth alternates between abstract and figurative. This exhibition spans from early masterpieces to her most recent output, which is being publicly presented here for the first time. On view through June 3, 2018 at Albertina Museum.
Julian Schnabel: Symbols of Actual Life
The paintings epitomize much of what are the essential characteristics of the smallest and most nascent proposals of how imagery, drawing, and material function in my painting. –Julian Schnabel. Through August 5, 2018 at Legion of Honor Museum.
Pig City video installation
Eco-Visionaries: Art and Architecture after the Anthropocene
At a moment when climate changes are widely felt, Eco-Visionaries launch the debate on a vast array of questions associated with the Anthropocene, a period defined by the impact of human action. At MAAT / Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology through October 8, 2018, and traveling for other engagements.
Jacques Olivar crossing borders between art and fashion exhibiting at Photo House; Martha Jungwirth whose span of early to her most recent output is on view at Albertina; William Cordova’s exploration of transmission, alchemy, and transcendence at PAMM / Pérez Art Museum Miami; Malka Architecture, who is featured among the Eco-Visionaries at MAAT / Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology; and reintroducing Julian Schnabel whose large-scale paintings have taken over the Legion of Honor Museum.