Trade Wars, mega mergers, the World Cup… Politicians being killed off before upcoming elections in Mexico like a season end of a TV series, over 100 and mounting. The U.S. to withdraw from yet another international governing body, this time the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Welcome to the .049th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Once again Art Basel brings the international art world together, with nearly 300 leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists, presenting a full program to create an exciting week. Public days through June 17, 2018, Basel, Switzerland.
Alexandria Bombach, On Her Shoulders, 2018
This year women raised their voices against abuse. This festival is proud to present 15 outstanding films offering perspectives on human rights, 12 of which were directed or co-directed by women. Through June 21, 2018 at Film Society Lincoln Center.
Mary Corse’s first solo museum survey examines this artist’s career and her deep fascination with perception and with the possibility that light itself could serve as both a subject and material. On view through November 25, 2018 at Whitney Museum of American Art.
Robert Irwin pioneered the Southern California-based Light and Space movement and continues to present radical new ideas of how space is perceived, conditional and responsive to specific environments. At Pace Gallery through August 17, 2018.
Instead of the virgin landscape or remnants of the better days of the American dream, Joachim Hildebrand displays a paved paradise that is manufactured. It is a global Wild West in the middle of America. On view through August 17, 2018 at Alp Galleries.
Marlene Dumas will debut a series of works originally created for a Dutch translation of Shakespeare’s Venus & Adonis, alongside new paintings ranging from monumental nudes to intimately scaled canvases. Through June 30, 2018 at David Zwirner Gallery.
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond and his careful balance of photography and art; Yisook Sohn’s beautiful and often ironic gaze at landscapes and portraits; Mary Corse and her Survey in Light on view at the Whitney; Robert Irwin whose Sculpture Configurations are on exhibition at Pace; Ludovica Anzaldi, photographer whose work spans documentary to portraiture; Joachim Hildebrand’s mythical run through the American West gathered in the demystified series, Wild West, Marlene Dumas and her raw and ephemeral works on view at David Zwirner; and Michelangelo Antonioni, one of the pillars of classic Italian Cinema who needs no introduction.