This week we saw the U.S. Embassy in Israel open at its new location in Jerusalem. And with all the fanfare of a true real-estate deal, members of the Trump family bearing nepotistic White House titles were present speaking in front of a choir of evangelicals in a spectacle which Rousseau might have called vain ceremony.
Acting in concert, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, defended Israel’s violence at the Gaza border and commended their “restraint” in the backdrop of the highest death toll seen in recent history. She then proceeded to walk out as the floor turned to the Palestinian diplomat. 60 killed, over 2000 injured; Nikki out. With envoys like this, no need to pull out of UNESCO, or The Paris Climate Agreement.
To this occasion we invoke the exhibition Power to the People and bring to light some of the photo journalists working the front, including Tanya Habjouqa who was among the injured this past week in Gaza.
Welcome to the .045th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Noémi Varga, The Happiest Barrack, 2017
Through panels, lectures, and portfolio reviews, the Symposium provides an imaginative platform to consider the arts ecosystem within a broader social, political, and professional context. Closes today, May 18, 2018 at York St. John University.
Ethan Greenbaum avails himself of a number of industrial processes, some dated, some cutting edge, to materialize and embellish images he captures on the street, producing works that are resolutely hybrid. On view through June 1, 2018 at Lyles & King.
Now in its 4th edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class event and as a catalyst for London’s community, harnessing the outstanding creative talent in photography world wide, including William Klein, Letizia Battaglia, Paolo Roversi, and Magnum’s Newsha Tavakolian. Produced by Candlestar. Through Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Somerset House.
As a follow up to Photo London 2018, we survey some more of the photography which will be presented and take a closer look at some of the program highlights which include special exhibitions, book signings and talks.
Erik Madigan Heck
Erik Madigan Heck, in his relatively short career, the artist developed a personal way of looking at fashion, his work characterized by a clear and distinctive treatment of colors and patterns. At Christophe Guye Galerie through August 25, 2018.
The SCHIRN brings together artistic positions which can be read as seismographs of contemporary political activity, featuring international artists working with in a variety of media. Through May 28, 2018 at SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt.
Erik Madigan Heck whose art/fashion photography spans the gamut of simple to lush, on view at Christophe Guye Galerie; Tanya Habjouqa, photo journalist injured earlier this week during her coverage of Gaza demonstrations; Ethan Greenbaum, photographer and artist exploring primary surfaces on view at Lyles & King; Emmanuelle Moureaux, artist and architect injecting color to the Future Now Symposium; and reintroducing heavy-weights William Klein, Letizia Battaglia, Paolo Roversi, and the rising Magnum Photos star Newsha Tavakolian, all represented at Photo London 2018.