We are today September 22, 100 days remaining until the end of the year. It’s the autumnal equinox in the north, the vernal equinox in the south. On this day, September 22, is the Treaty of Basel concluding the Swabian War (1499); George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain (1761); the Emancipation Proclamation is introduced by Abraham Lincoln (1862); the first issue of National Geographic is published (1888); with the Spanish Civil War, Pena Blanca is taken, ending the Battle of El Mazuco (1937); in Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president (1957); The Indo Pakistani War over Kashmir ends after the United Nations calls for a ceasefire (1965); Iraq invades Iran (1980)….
Today is the birthday of Anna Karina (1940) and Nick Cave (1957); On this day passed Irving Berlin (1989) and Marcel Marceau (2007).
Welcome to the .063rd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our look back on the week in the arts.
With a special eye for that which isn’t normally noticed, that which lurks beneath the surface, Lars Tunbjork’s eye frames what he wanted others to see asking, “Is it really supposed to be like this?” On view at Fotografiska through December 2, 2018.
One of the key influences of Italian art on Francesca Woodman was in her precise use of composition. She explored perspective and consciously used formal strategies from her study of Florentine masters. Through December 15, 2018 at Victoria Miro Gallery.
In its attempt to re-read the notion of statehood and revisit state theory, the exhibition aims to go beyond the classical interpretations, exploring the “extra” in the state and beyond. Opening today, September 22 through December 16, 2018 at Extra City Kunsthal.
Once again for its 7th edition, Berlin Art Week promises a rich variety of programs and exhibitions made possible by collaborating institutions, galleries, artists, and project spaces in Berlin. Running September 26 through 30, 2018.
Working with an arsenal of sculptural forms that include crafted objects, plants, insects, bacteria, and compounds, Candice Lin interrogates the ways in which histories are inscribed into the natural world. On view through October 28, 2018 at Logan Center Gallery.
Whether concrete highways, quiet cuts through dark forests, paved strips or dusty tracks on a clear cut mountainside, Robert Adams’ roads serve as thoughtful metaphors for solitude, connection or freedom. At Fraenkel Gallery through October 20, 2018.
Tania Franco Klein
For its 9th edition, with styles ranging from art photography to documentary, portraiture to street and fashion, ARTPIL + MAISON PHOTO proudly present 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018 exhibition in Paris at Galerie Claude Samuel / Viaduc des Arts, opening November 8, 2018 through December 2, 2018 and moving to La Maison de la Photographie Lille, December 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
Anton Vidokle and Pelin Tan
Candice Lin, whose sculptural living installations are currently on exhibit at Logan Center; Julian Charrière, one of the artists taking part in Berlin Art Week 2018 opening this week; Lars Tunbjörk, whose colorful and often ironic works A View from the Side is at Fotografiska; Igor Chekachkov with his wide ranging photography from animated street to subdued daily life and stark portraits; Francesca Woodman, with an exhibition of her Italian Works at Victoria Miro Gallery.