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Diva l'Italia!

 

After some shuffling among the Italian populists, Giuseppe Conte found himself in the Prime Minister’s seat when the music stopped.

Head scarf accessories continue to make waves for the French Interior Minister of Fashion and Denmark outlaws the burqa/niqab.

Meanwhile in the U.S., Trump meets with Kim Kardashian [sic.] at the White House to discuss the upcoming season of America that has become the new reality show.

Welcome to summer. Welcome to the .047th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Eileen Grey

Known Unknowns

Referring to the artists’ status in the mainstream art world as being largely unknown, their respective practices are greatly admired by their artistic peers and seen as breaking new ground. Through June 24, 2018 at Saatchi Gallery.

 

Lorna Simpson

#WhileBlack

America has had its complicated history from its colonialist exchanges with the natives, through the slavery of Africans. 100 years ago America saw one of the worst lynching incidents in its history. Racism continues today. This entry surveys some artists, in America and beyond, who have created, inspired, and engaged, while black, including Gordon Parks, Basquiat, John Akomfrah, James Baldwin and Lorna Simpson, among others.

 

Jinhyun Cha

Post-Border Line

“Standing on the 155 mile long border of this only divided nation, I hope to show the calamity caused by ideological conflicts and boundaries between remembrance and forgetfulness… to reveal how the legacy deviated from the war, became mystified and how the war products turned into cultural or political capitals.”Jinhyun Cha

 

Kirstine Roepstorff

Union of Modern Artists / A Modern Adventure

The Union des Artistes Modernes brought together creators of every kind, artists, architects, designers and exponents of various crafts, a unique endeavor, without precedent and without successor. Works presented include those of Le Corbusier and Man Ray, among others. On view at Centre Pompidou through August 27, 2018.

 

Joaquín Torres-García

The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García

Drawn from the private collection of the family of the Joaquín Torres-García, these works has never been exhibited together and represent the largest and most comprehensive survey in an American since 1950. On view through June 29, 2018 at Acquavella Galleries.

 

Joan Fontcuberta

Triennial of Photography Hamburg

Since 1999, the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg, in collaboration with the city’s major art and cultural institutions, features compelling artist exhibitions, discussions, and portfolio viewings. Among some 300 artists include legendaries such as William Klein and Diane Arbus. Throughout Hamburg, June – September 2018.

 

Alex Heide

RECENT PROFILES

Joaquín Torres-García, whose family’s private collection has been gathered for a comprehensive survey at Acquavella; Reintroducing Diane Arbus and William Klein whose works are represented at the Triennial of Photography Hamburg; Man Ray and Le Corbusier, two of several legends presented among the Union of Modern Artists at Centre PompidouJinhyun Cha, photographer contributing his highly topical series Post-Border LineFerdinando Riccio, Italian photographer currently living in Barcelona specialized in analog photography; Olga Ingurazova from the archives of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers; and Samuel Beckett, the quintessential modernest and Noble Prize winner who has influenced nearly every discipline through his written word.

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