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Here is today’s edition of Prescriptions, our look back on the week in the arts.
Icons of Style
This exhibition explores some of the ways photographers whose careers have been closely associated with the fashion industry have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty. Presenting works of Richard Avedon, Yohji Yamamoto, and Sarah Moon, among others. Through October 21, 2018 at The Getty Museum.
Dependencies / Hana Miletic
Textiles have been passed down through generations of women. Weaving on a handloom is a repetitive and lengthy process, which allows Hana Miletić to reflect on issues of social engagement and reproduction. On view at Wiels through August 12, 2018.
Yorgos Karailias / from the series EstrangeR
Anatomy of Political Melancholy
It is too easy to become resigned to the present malaise. The exhibition highlights the dangers of political apathy and points to the fact that there are still such things as society and community. Presenting the works of Sven Johne, Yorgos Karailias, and Ariane Loze, among others. At Art Space Pythagorion, from August 4 – September 30, 2018.
RIBOCA / Riga Biennial 2018
With a mission to increase artistic engagement between the Baltic region and the rest of the world, RIBOCA aims to create a model based on a process that starts from the local and expands beyond. Through October 28, 2018 in Riga.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
As Ryuichi Sakamoto returns to music following cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crisis leads to a resounding new masterpiece. This film is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man. Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible. Opens today, August 3, 2018 at TIFF / Toronto International Film Festival.
This comprehensive exhibition of the preeminent artist of the 20th Century, Alberto Giacometti, in collaboration with Fondation Giacometti, examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable aesthetic vocabulary. On view through September 12, 2018 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Yorgos Karailias, participating in Anatomy of Political Melancholy at Art Space Pythagorion; Hana Miletic, whose woven pieces are presented at Wiels; Alberto Giacometti, the preeminent 20th Century artist on exhibit at Guggenheim; Eve Kiiler with subtle and compelling photography presented at RIBOCA Riga Biennial; and Ryuichi Sakamoto, the subject of the new documentary Coda following his life as he returns to music after his cancer diagnosis.